October 7, 2022

The Porex Life Sciences Institute Launches the “Spit it Out” Podcast Hosted by Avi Robbins

Have you ever wondered what you can learn about yourself from your saliva? Are you already an expert in saliva diagnostics? Or are you maybe just interested in cool science? Every month, “Spit it Out” will bring you engaging discussions with thought leaders from academia to industry. Through these dialogues you’ll find out everything from what’s in your saliva to why it’s a good indicator of your overall health. Join us on our mission to make the world safer, healthier, and more productive as we raise awareness around what saliva can tell us, why its important for the future of healthcare, and what some awesome people are doing about it today.

Our first guest, Dr. Anne Wyllie, the founder of the SalivaDirect Initiative, joined us to talk about saliva as a diagnostic sample type and why open-source testing protocols using saliva can promote equitable and accessible testing. In October’s episode, we speak with Dr. Nathan Price, the CSO Thorne HealthTech about the paradigm shifts to move from “sick-care” to “well-care” and how saliva can play a part in personalized medicine. Up next, we’re joined by Dr. David Wong from the UCLA School of Dentistry where his laboratory is pioneering research in the usage of saliva as a diagnostic medium for early detection and monitoring of systemic diseases.

You can find the “Spit it Out” podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify and subscribe to updates as new episodes are published at www.spititoutpodcast.com!