George Day and Michael Tomczyk Talk Scientific Innovation on’s Shelley DuBois quotes Mack Center co-director George Day and managing director Michael Tomczyk in her article 5 Science Breakthroughs in 2012. The piece celebrates “five big ideas in science that could reshape the business world,” including gene therapy, biomimicry, and augmented reality via smartphones.

Day commented on the potential of DNA prescriptions after University of Pennsylvania successfully treated leukemia with engineered white blood cells: “Big Pharma has always been pill-based… I think finally after 20 years, the promise of gene therapy is starting to be realized.”

Speaking on “gecko tape,” a super strong adhesive modeled after lizards’ feet, Tomczyk said: “This is cool not just because it is quirky and functional but because this is an early signal of things to come.”