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Diabetes prevention &/or treatment – Focus on the gut and nutrition? Role and benefits of biomarker discovery and validation.

There is the potential to significantly improve health by minor modifications to our diets in the form of biotics which could be bought relatively cheaply from your local grocery store and improve diabetic health. [1-3] Although diabetes covers two very different diseases (Type-1 and Type-2), they both have a common clinical endpoint: a reliance on…Continue Reading…

Patent protection, trade secrets &/or open innovation in the successful path towards personalization of medicine

Traditionally, medicine relied on information such as family history, environment, behaviors and simple tests to tailor health care to patients. New discoveries are now enabling a unique and deeper understanding of individuals on a molecular level which are increasingly being translated into inventions with the potential to prevent, manage and cure a larger number of…Continue Reading…

Biomarker discovery & validation: Shifting research away from silos & towards collaborative endeavours

A fundamental challenge in developing drugs for certain diseases is that there is relatively little known about the pathophysiology or the natural history of the disease. Moreover, there are only a small number of experienced clinical investigators worldwide and little scientific literature published. The consequence of this is that there is uncertainty about the disease…Continue Reading…