Category Archives: Life Sciences

  1. Keeping the Patient in Mind: An Interview with Roslyn Potter

    Little matters more to Dr. Roslyn Potter than the health and well-being of the patients at the end of the pharmaceutical pipeline: “People tend to forget that, at the end of this process, there’s a patient who is hoping that someone comes up with something to help them.” After a long career in the pharmaceutical…

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  2. Reconstructing Cancer Treatment: zPREDICTA Deal Profile

    Imagine if each and every cancer patient got a custom treatment based on their bodies’ makeup, which in turn increased the likelihood of the treatment’s success? zPREDICTA is making this vision reality. By artificially replicating a body’s internal environment, cancer drugs can be effectively tested before entering a human body, allowing drug developers and physicians…

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  3. G-Tech is Following Their Gut to Help Doctor’s Heal Your Belly

    By Joel Greenberg When Steve Axelrod was earning his Ph.D. in particle physics from Yale and his post-doc from Stanford, he thought he might spend his professional life probing the secrets of the cosmos, the beginnings of the Big Bang and the mysteries of the Higgs boson, a seminal component of physics theory. The last…

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  4. Realizing the Promise of Immuno-Oncology

    by Tony Chen In the war against cancer, the promise of immunotherapy has led to major breakthroughs in the last 5 years. This field is growing at a dizzying speed. The rapid growth has not gone unnoticed: billion dollar initiatives are being undertaken by the government, S&P500 companies, and a Silicon Valleylegend. And while increased…

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  5. A Tricky Bone to Pick: Avitus Deal Profile

    A steady hand is poised over a patient on the operating table. After years of back problems, they are undergoing the life-changing surgery and bone graft treatment needed for a pain-free future. However, instead of using the typical “hammer and chisel” method to collect bone graft, doctors will be able to make a small incision…

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