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Seeking a new breed of organ donors

Abraham Marcus (Netherlands)
Health Care & HealthTech
September 16, 2021
1
minutes

One of the most inspiring articles I read is in Bloomburg Businessweek on August 2,2021 about organ transplant.

It features Martine Rothblatt, CEO of United Therapeutics Corp (UTC).

There is a shortage of human donors. And UTC wants to create manufacturing techniques that don't require human organs by growing genetically modified, human-compatible organs in pigs.

All this came out of the need that her daughter, one day, might need a lung transplant.

First, she developed with her company a new medicine, remodulin, which was life-saving for her daughter. Now she is racing to end the organ transplant shortage. So, when her daughter needs a lung transplant, there will be an organ for her.

All this is done through new techniques and a network of collaborations with small labs.

I advise Health companies and HealthTech startups on innovation partnering. And the way the Scoutely SRM platform can help them come together.

It's stories like this that really move me and keep me on my toes.

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