Rare Genetic Diseases

Geneticist, Dr. Jennifer Ibrahim, MD, Head of North America Medical Affairs, Rare Disease at Sanofi Genzyme discusses rare genetic disease, why it’s so hard to diagnose, and the important role of genetic counselors for families who had a history of a rare genetic disease or learn of it. She talks about some new technologies and tests that are helping diagnose rare genetic diseases and what she anticipates will improve diagnosis and treatment moving forward.

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UV Innovators – NuvaWave™ – Instant UV Light

Dr. Nick Medendorp, CEO of UV Innovators discusses NuvaWave, the world’s first UV handheld to demonstrate killing more than 99.9% of the live COVID virus in just one second.  He talks about the challenges of disinfection today, the value of UV light disinfection in fighting dangerous pathogens, and his mission to help businesses during these challenging times.

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Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement

Returned guest, Bruce Boise, author of the book “Cold Comfort: One Man’s Struggle to Stop the Illegal Marketing of Powerful Opioid Drugs and Save Lives” discusses the recent 8.3 billion dollar Purdue Pharma Opioid settlement.

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UVision360, Inc. – Luminelle DTx Hysteroscopy System

Allison London Brown, CEO of UVision360, Inc. in North Carolina, discusses the Luminelle DTx Hysteroscopy System. Traditionally, these procedures are conducted in a hospital or ambulatory setting. But the Luminelle system is compact and designed to be used in the doctor’s office, and the company is expected to file an application with the FDA that will allow doctors to conduct the first visual hysteroscope biopsy outside a hospital setting. This technology will help to fill an unmet medical need brought on by the COVID pandemic.

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Treating Stroke with Regenerative Protein GDF11

Dr. Mark Allen, MD, co-founder and CEO of Elevian, developer of therapies to treat age-related diseases like stroke and diabetes, discusses the drug candidate, recombinant growth differentiation factor 11 (rGDF11) with broad therapeutic benefits demonstrated in numerous animal studies. “Science” recognized GDF11 as a top scientific breakthrough calling it “the rejuvenation factor”.

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What is the Power in Emotions

Dr. Melanie Dean, Ph.D., psychologist, discusses her new book ” The Hidden Power of Emotions:  How to Activate Your Energy Field and Transform Your Life”, a culmination of 10 years of research in psychology, molecular physics, and quantum physics.  She has discovered that there is a science-backed system for tapping your intuition’s power and using it to get what you want. 

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United Therapeutics – TYVASO (treprostinil) INCREASE Study Data

Dr. Leigh Peterson, Ph.D., Vice President of Product Development at United Therapeutics discusses data published in the “New England Journal of Medicine” (Jan 2021) on the INCREASE study evaluating Tyvaso in pulmonary hypertension associated with interstitial lung disease (PH-ILD). The INCREASE study is the first to demonstrate a clear benefit in patients with PH-ILD, a life-threatening disease with no currently FDA-approved treatments.  She talks about what’s next for Tyvaso as they look to achieve FDA approval.

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