135: Believe in your powerful ideas - with Ayla Annac

About Ayla Annac

Ayla Annac, since 2001 is a co-founder of InvivoSciences, Inc. (IVS), which develops and commercializes a patented 3-D human cell, predictive tissue culture models, and its automation technologies for drug discovery, diagnostic, and precision medicine development. Combined with high-throughput phenotypic compound screening system, IVS provides a powerful discovery platform for predicting efficacy of patient-specific responses to treatments and cardio-safety of pharmaceutical candidates.

 

Can you share your experience with TEDx talk?

“TedX was very exciting for us because it was a pure coincidence… The talk was about why we are doing what we are doing and what are the uses of our technologies…”

 

Why did you cofound Invivio sciences?

“it’s a long story but an interesting story. I lost my own father to sudden cardiac arrest about 30 years ago and he was just 53-years old. And his death devasted myself and my family and changed and altered all of my life plans including my education plans. I started working for a pharmaceutical company in Turkey…”

 

Why is it so important to accomplish your mission?

“it is important because I’m a believer of synchronicities and the divine plan for each of us. I not only lost my father, then I was working on these technologies… I had a flight to go to work and on the flight, I met a child with muscular dystrophy…”

 

Can you share with me your most successful or favorite networking story/experience that you’ve had?

“Networking is my favorite subject both social media online and in person, but I'm emphasizing the social media this time because that is in my heart. Again a lot of synchronicities happen there and it is much more effective…”

 

How do you stay in front of, or best nurture your network or community?

“I think it starts with your family. I go in circles like a ripple effect. First, you got to yourself, your first relationship. And then to your family, your children, your parents who you take care of, or whoever is around…”

 

Any final words of advice for our listeners?

“believe in your community, believe in yourself, and believe in your powerful ideas, and keep in communication and in touch…”

 

You can get in contact with Ayla at:

LinkedIn: Ayla Annac

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXSxqGYnZ0Y – TEDx talk