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How Kendall Square Became The Epicenter Of The Biotech World18:30
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A view of Kendall Square back before it was a hub of the biotech sector. (Courtesy Cambridge Redevelopment Authority)MoreCloseclosemore
A view of Kendall Square back before it was a hub of the biotech sector. (Courtesy Cambridge Redevelopment Authority)

Forty years ago, Kendall Square was surrounded by abandoned factories and empty parking lots. Now, it is a bustling center of the biotech industry, and one of the best places in the world to launch a biotechnology startup company.

Guests

Phillip Sharp, co-founder of Biogen, Nobel Prize winner, institute professor at MIT.

Robin Schefflerassistant professor at MIT, biotech industry historian. He tweets @cancerhistorian.

This segment aired on June 5, 2018.

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