"We are a strange company because our goal is to essentially put ourselves out of business."
Fred Turner is the young founder of Curative Inc. who took a last-minute flight to L.A. to establish a COVID-19 lab in San Dimas capable of mass producing test kits for Southern California. He's planning on ramping up his lab — now capable of producing 20,000 test kits a day — to one million, to help re-open U.S. cities. Reporter Rachel Uranga spoke with him on his next steps.
Tomorrow's virtual strategy session focuses on the rise of robotics in SoCal. Rachel will be talking with the founders of Pasadena's Embodied Inc. and VC firm Calibrate Ventures, which specializes in advanced automation and B2B SaaS companies. Sign up here.
Fred Turner is founder of Curative Inc. and the Oxford dropout behind L.A.'s push to bring universal testing to the region. The company is responsible for 95% of Los Angeles COVID-19 tests, but Turner has bigger plans. Read more >>
Everything is ready for the first mission to send humans into orbit from U.S. soil since NASA retired the space shuttle fleet. SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule will take two astronauts to the International Space Station, but the landmark event won't be witnessed by the crowds that usually throng the Kennedy Space Center during launches. Read more >>