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Twice a month our analyst team reviews an emerging trend with interested listeners — healthcare on the first Wednesday of the month at 9am CT and Agriculture on the third Wednesday of the month at 9am CT — outlining macro-trends, industry sub-sectors, key influencers and luminaires, market leaders, and potential investment opportunities.

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Autoimmune Disease

In a healthy person, the immune system fights off viruses and bacteria. However, autoimmune diseases result in the body using its own i …


Cellular Agriculture

In order to meet the demands of consumer shifts toward animal free products, there are a number of ways in which these products can be …


Blood Based Cancer Diagnostics

Testing patients for cancer has typically involved a tissue biopsy – collecting the cells in question for closer examination. However, …


Why Bioavailability Is Becoming the Next Buzzword in Food and Agriculture

Often, when discussing how to improve the food system, we discuss how to improve the quantity and access to healthy and sustainable nut …


Nutrition’s Role in Inflammation

Research shows that chronic inflammation may be the common factor in many diseases. iSelect invests at the convergence of food and heal …


Deep Dive: Soil Health

On this Deep Dive discussion we will define what soil health means and its benefits, identify issues associated with poor soil health, …


Digitizing New Food Product Development

Developing, marketing and selling new food products is one of the most challenging and uncertain aspects for food companies, big and sm …


Designing Ingredients

Ingredients play an integral role in the convergence of food and health. Modifying or changing ingredients can result in better health …


Nutritional Genomics

Everything in life is connected. The work we put in is equal to the value we get out of those efforts. The time we spend preparing for …


Shortening the Crop Development Cycle – Part 2

We need to grow more with less. By 2050, the global population will exceed 9 billion people, and the UN estimates that by that point we …


Anti-microbial resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance in Infectious Disease & Human Health

Antibiotics, one of the major medical discoveries of the 20th Century, have enabled humans to treat a wide array of bacterial infection …


Shortening the Crop Development Cycle – Part 1

Shortening the new crop development cycle brings tremendous value to the agricultural industry as it will allow us to develop solutions …


Type 2 Diabetes Technology

Type 2 Diabetes

iSelect invests at the intersection of food and health. Perhaps no other disease indication fits this description better than diabetes. …


world agriculture

Developing World Agriculture

We spend a lot of time thinking about agriculture technologies and how they can be applied in the most advanced economies in the world, …


Food Ingredients

Food Ingredients – Part 2

Food Ingredients as a whole, is an incredibly broad topic, and one that is impactful to us every day.  We may think of food ingredients …


Functional Food Analysis

While food has long been used to improve health, our knowledge of health is now being used to improve food. Strictly speaking, all food …


Food Ingredients – Part 1

Food Ingredients as a whole, is an incredibly broad topic, and one that is impactful to us every day.  We may think of food ingredients …


Nutrition in Healthcare

Nutrition plays a key role in health and wellbeing. The role of nutrition, which can modify the genetic base, is crucial to the Human l …


Farm Profitability and Finance

Farm profitability is a topic of frequent discussion in agricultural circles, though it has notably declined in the past 10 years in th …


Nutrition’s Role in Healthcare

Nutrition plays a key role in health and wellbeing. The role of nutrition, which can modify the genetic base, is crucial to the Human l …


Labor Shortage in Agriculture

Farm Labor shortages are not a new problem in food and agriculture, but recent shortages in the past decade of available farm labor in …


Hemp & Cannabinoids: Overview

With the regulatory landscape poised to change around hemp and its extracts (namely CBD), the hemp and CBD markets are experiencing rap …


The Farm Labor Crisis

Farm Labor shortages are not a new problem in food and agriculture, but recent shortages in the past decade of available farm labor in …


Brain Computer Interface Analysis

In the last century, we greatly expanded the notion of what it means to be human. Remarkable innovations in both science and technology …


Synthetic Biology in Food & Agriculture

Synthetic biology is an advancing field of science, by which technological advancements in genome sequencing, DNA synthesis, and genome …


Brain Computer Interfaces Overview

In the last century, we greatly expanded the notion of what it means to be human. Remarkable innovations in both science and technology …


Aquaculture Feed Analysis

As aquaculture continues to grow at breakneck speed, developing new feeds will be critical. Currently, fishmeal is used heavily to feed …


CRISPR in Plants Analysis

Genome editing, particularly using site-directed nucleases such as the CRISPR system, has spread rapidly through the biological science …


Aquaculture Feed Overview

As aquaculture continues to grow at breakneck speed, developing new feeds will be critical. Currently, fishmeal is used heavily to feed …


Indoor Farming

Indoor farming, from hoop houses to plant factories, has the potential to transform the way we grow and consume food, from massive incr …


CRISPR Gene Editing in Livestock & Aquaculture

Gene editing technologies have come a long way in the last few decades. While we’ve been exploring these applications in agriculture an …


Seafood Supply Chain

The seafood supply chain is notoriously opaque and cumbersome. It’s not uncommon for some seafood products to change hands forty times …


AI in Drug Discovery

The advancements in artificial intelligence today are continuously widespread in their use, and the costly and time-consuming drug deve …


CRISPR Gene Therapeutics in Humans

Until recently, gene editing was extremely expensive and took several months, even years. However, with the discovery of CRISPR/Cas-9, …


Alzheimer’s Disease: Therapeutics

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) presents many challenges at the individual, family and health system levels. From the therapeutics perspective …


Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnostics

Traumatic Brain Injury is arguably one of the most complex disorders in the human body. Recent advances in 3D imaging technologies and …


Senolytics

As we age, our cells enter a state called senescence. These harmful cells do not support the cells of which they are a part, and as we …


Alzheimer’s Disease: Diagnostics

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) presents many challenges at the individual, family, and health system levels. One way in which the burdens cau …


Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program

Whether it is to provide public services or stimulate the economy, various grant-making agencies within the U.S. Federal Government hel …


Swine Technology

Pork is the most widely consumed meat on the planet. Swine Tech enables pork producers to operate more efficiently and safely while mee …


Microbiome Therapeutics for Humans

Therapeutics targeting ways to influence the human microbiome to either treat or prevent disease has been of substantially growing inte …


Multi-Omic Approach to Precision Diagnostics

Exploring the recent advances in medical technology to drive a multi-omics approach to Precision Diagnostics. Multi-omic approaches, or …


Precision Cancer Medicine

Exploring the recent advances in medical technology to drive a multi-omics approach to Precision Medicine in the field of Oncology. Mul …


Alternative Proteins

Protein is one of the basic building-blocks of life, something that just about every living thing on Earth needs to survive. But not al …


Antibiotic Alternatives for Livestock Industry

Antibiotic use in livestock is increasingly under scrutiny due to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains in humans and anim …


Food Waste

40% of all food produced in the US is wasted. In restaurants, retailers, and homes across the US,  the cost of uneaten food is $161 bil …


Farm Robotics

With a shrinking labor pool and an aging farmer population, the agricultural workforce is under pressure.  Skyrocketing farm wages and …


Blood-Based Cancer Diagnostics

New cancer diagnoses are expected to rise by 70% in the next two decades. Early detection of cancer greatly reduces survival rates. Cur …


Lighting

This deep dive presentation covers lighting and the emerging knowledge base around its impact on the health, growth and behavior of hum …


Biohacking

Young people aren’t just using 23andMe to find out who their ancestors are, they’re digging deeper to find the “right” set of vitamins, …


Gene Therapy

Gene therapy is changing the future of how we fundamentally deal with disease treatment for inheritable diseases and many others. Durin …


Soil Microbiome

The soil microbiome holds many promises applicable to plant health, soil health and human health.  Recent research and technological ad …


Longevity

Exploring trends and opportunities in the longevity research arena, including senescence, parabiosis, autophagy, and others.


Future of Agriculture

The agriculture industry is going through a sea change. Consumer preferences are changing, sustainability efforts are taking off, and t …


Tissue Engineering

Tissue engineering is an interdisciplinary field that applies the principles of engineering and life sciences toward the development of …


Livestock Wearables and Electronics

With a decrease in the amount of land available for farm use and an ever-growing concern about resource usage, farmers need to be smart …


Aquaculture

2.6 billion people depend on the bounty of the oceans every day, yet global harvests of marine fisheries are 2.5x what our oceans can s …


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