Risk analysis and septic shock

In this week’s pod:
Recent research conducted by Philip Thomas, professor of engineering development at City University in London, has been released which gives companies a framework for assessing how much money to spend protecting against accidents and other events which may result in deaths or damage to the environment. Clive asks Philip about the BP oil spill and how his framework could have helped insure the company against such a disaster.

From Science Magazine in Washington; a discussion about the development of a possible treatment for septic shock, one of the biggest killers in the world’s hospitals.

Guests in the studio: Diana Garnham CEO of the Science Council, Philip Thomas, professor of engineering development at City University and FT correspondent Andrew Jack.

Presented by Clive Cookson

Produced by LJ Filotrani