Removing Plastics from the Ocean: Andrew Forrest

Australian billionaire Andrew Forrest has taken his place at the forefront of global efforts to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean. Regarded as Australia’s biggest philanthropist, Forrest is working to eliminate plastic waste by transforming the plastic industry – shifting plastic production from fossil fuel models to recycled materials models and thereby phasing out plastic waste. It’s a solution proposed on a global scale, with the possibility to effect rapid change.

Forrest’s model calls for … Read More

Revolutionizing the Diagnosis of Cancer: Raj Krishnan

Combining electrical engineering and bioengineering, Raj Krishnan has created a technology that revolutionizes the approach to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other severe illnesses. Called OmniVerita, this “lab-on-a-chip” molecular diagnostic platform creates opportunities for early detection, treatment response, and recurrence monitoring. 

OmniVerita directly isolates any particle from any solution, without prior processing, in less than one hour. Once isolated from blood, serum, or plasma, the particle, such as cell-free DNA or exosomes, can … Read More

William McKeever “Emperors of the Deep” Film Premiering Spring 2020

William McKeever is a documentary filmmaker, writer, and the founder of the non-profit organization Safeguard the Seas, dedicated to ocean conservation. He is the producer and director of the forthcoming feature-length documentary film Emperors of the Deep, which will premier in spring 2020.

McKeever is on a mission to change the public’s perception of sharks of the dangerous and mysterious creatures of the deep.

“Sharks are unequivocally essential to maintaining a balanced ecosystem. … Read More