Laura Indolfi (SLP Boston) named to 2016 Class of TED Fellows

Laura was announced a TED Fellow for 2016 among only 21 others worldwide. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). It is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. They believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On, they are building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.

In fact, everything they do — from TED Talks videos to the projects sparked by the TED Prize, from the global TEDx community to the TED-Ed lesson series — is driven by this goal: How can we best spread great ideas?

Laura has been selected for being an Italian biomedical entrepreneur creating a revolutionary device to beat pancreatic cancer. She combines the science and business knowledge to drive our vision. As a biomedical engineer, Laura has 10 years of local drug delivery experience. Her  expertise covers a broad range of therapeutic areas (cancer, inflammation, regenerative medicine) and approaches (drug delivery, cell therapy, implanted devices). She has also developed hands-on business managerial know-hows through classes at the Sloan School of Management and Harvard Business School. Laura holds a PhD in Biomaterials from the University “Federico II” of Naples in Italy and completed post-doc training at MIT and MGH Cancer Center. You can contact Laura at