AdAlta: The Next Generation of Drug Treatment [transcript][audio]

Guest: Samantha Cobb

Presenter: Tabetha Moreto

Guest Bio: Samantha “Sam” Cobb is the founding CEO of AdAlta. She has over 15 years’ experience in business development and commercialisation of early stage scientific technologies. As the founding CEO of AdAlta, she has raised over $20m in capital from angel investors and venture capital. Samantha was also involved in taking AdAlta public on the ASX, raising $10m in an oversubscribed IPO. Prior to AdAlta, Samantha was the Business Development Director at the Co-operative Research Centre for Diagnostics. She has also worked for the biotech start-up companies Sensologix Inc and Nephrogenix Pty Ltd, and at the University of Queensland’s technology commercialisation companies Uniquest Pty Ltd and IMBcom Pty Ltd.

Segment Overview: In today’s interview, Sam Cobb joins the programs to talk about her company. AdAlta is a highly innovative drug discovery and development company using its powerful technology platform to generate a promising new class of protein therapeutics for treating a wide range of diseases.

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Acupuncture vs Angioplasty [Interview][Transcript]

dr_jyothi-rao_holistic_medicineGuest: Dr. Jyothi Rao
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Dr. Jyothi Rao, MD, ABAAHP, FAARFM, has been practicing medicine for the past 16 years. She received her Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed her internship and residency at the prestigious New England Medical Center (Tufts) in Boston. Before opening Shakthi Health & Wellness Center, Dr. Rao practiced medicine in New York and Maryland. She is the co-author of Finding Balance: Empower Yourself with Tools to Combat Stress and Illness.

Segment overview: Dr. Jyothi Rao, MD, co-author of the book “Finding Balance: Empower Yourself with Tools to Combat Stress and Illness,” discuss combining modern medical treatments with holistic practices.

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CI3M Projects in Development [Interview][Transcript]

Dr. Emilio Sacristan_CI3M Projects
Guest: Dr. Emilio Sacristan
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Dr. Emilio Sacristan is Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering , Director and Founder of the National Center for Medical Instrumentation and Imaging Research, CI3M, at the UAM-Iztapalapa in Mexico City. He is also an active entrepreneur seeking to translate medical innovations to the market, having served as founder/CEO/CSO of Enviva Corp. (MA), Innovamedica (Mexico), Abdeo Medical (Mexico and CA), Critical Perfusion Inc. (CA), and currently serves as Chief Science Officer of Nervive, Inc. He holds a B.S. in EE and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Segment overview: In today’s Health Supplier Segment, Dr. Emilio Sacristan, Director and Founder of the National Center for Medical Instrumentation and Imaging Research, CI3M, talks about the development of a new early treatment for stroke and the development of an artificial heart.

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The Health News – 25 August 2015


• The Islamic organisations paid to certify halal meat in Australia are being reviewed as part of an overall audit of food certifiers, which includes organic and kosher organisations. According to Senate hearing into food certification there has been 22 different halal certifying organisation and about 70 abattoirs that export to the Islamic markets.

• Another measles case linked to the University of Queensland’s (UQ) St Lucia campus has been confirmed, bringing the total number of cases to six in just five weeks.

• The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation claims a Launceston General Hospital patient was forced to wait more than a week in the emergency room for a bed on a ward. Federation’s branch secretary, Neroli Ellis, said it was evidence that pressure on the hospital had reached ‘crisis’ point, and that more beds were needed to cope with increasing pressure in the emergency department.

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MOVE Offering Webinars Free Webinars for Healthcare Professionals, Sponsored by AbbVie [Interview][Transcript]

Guest: Genevieve Nolan

Presenter: Henry Acosta

Guest Bio: Gen has worked at MOVE since September 2011 in the role of Programs Manager, Policy, Information and Programs Unit and has principal responsibility for the coordinati0on of MOVE’s  suite of training and education programs. Prior to MOVE, Gen worked in various roles within the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. With her extensive experience in project and program management, Gen has the overall responsibility for the successful implementation of the professional webinar series.

Segment overview: In today’s Health Supplier Segment, we welcome MOVE Manager, Victorian Active Ageing Partnership Genevieve Nolan here to talk about the free webinars they are offering health professionals in October and November this year. MOVE muscle, bone and joint health is the new voice of Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria. Their work is actively supported by people with arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain and other muscle, bone and joint conditions, as well as our members, volunteers, health professionals, peer support groups, corporate and research partners. At MOVE they undertake a range of initiatives and events to achieve their vision of being a leader in promoting excellence in musculoskeletal health and wellbeing. On October 12 the topic of the webinar will be about the diagnosis and management of rheumatoid arthritis while on November 30 the discussion will be about the diagnosis and management of psoriatic arthritis.

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