Eduardo Longoria is the co-founder of Portunus and CEO of Portunus USA, a biotechnology firm based in Brazil and the US branch, respectively. His team studies novel ways to use the compound chitosan as an innovative and organic way to treat burns and wounds. In the episode, we walk through how he relocated from the United States to Curitiba, the business environment in Brazil, and the local carnaval and zombie walk experience.
I met both Eduardo and my previous guest from Episode 2, Neel Madhukar, on the Biotech subreddit. r/Biotech is a great place filled with helpful individuals seeking help and community who work in or are interested in the sciences.