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Achieving the Unimaginable, Innovation in Healthcare

Achieving the Unimaginable, Innovation in Healthcare

A cancer diagnosis used to leave patients with little hope.

But now, researchers at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital are using a patented innovative gene therapy treatment to treat anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), and are examining other ways in which the treatment may be used.

Why the Race to Treat Malaria is More Like a Marathon

Why the Race to Treat Malaria is More Like a Marathon

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Like finding the cure for cancer, this race to develop an antidote to malaria is more like a marathon. Health professionals have exhausted nearly 30 years of research and development and invested hundreds of millions of dollars to not just eradicate, but merely slow down the spread of malaria.

IP Delivers for India

IP Delivers for India

Screenshot from Sarjaval video.

Millions do not have access to safe drinking water. But one company in India is utilizing intellectual property to tackle this enormous issue in a country of over one billion people. This week in Geneva, I had the pleasure of meeting Anuj Sharma, the chief operating officer of Sarjaval, a small Indian startup with big dreams.

The Real Contagion? Fake Drugs Pose Real Health Threat

The Real Contagion? Fake Drugs Pose Real Health Threat

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It’s like a scene from a Hollywood movie. A disease that most Americans think of as something exclusive to the third world comes to the U.S. The drugs that have long been used to treat the disease are resistant. The epidemic begins.

It’s not as far-fetched as it should be.