The human genome evolved for us as Paleolithic cavemen, arming us to cope with leopards, communicable diseases, infections, parasites and starvation. But modern society has succeeded in taming most of those risks, and now, ironically, our biggest health challenges are largely a byproduct of our success. As we extend our lifespan, cancer and cardiac disease increase in incidence. We confront an epidemic of diabetes and obesity related diseases largely caused by overconsumption and inactivity. Our genome never evolved to benefit obese 70 year olds. Cavemen didn’t typically live past 40 and didn’t drink high-fructose corn syrup in Big Gulps.Read More
Congratulations to Natera—our portfolio company who is the leading innovator in prenatal genetic testing! Yesterday they announced a major deal with Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world’s leading diagnostic information services company. Quest Diagnostics will offer physicians access to Panorama™, the new non-invasive prenatal test developed by Natera. (Read the Quest Press Release) Panorama uses […]Read More
February 20, 2013 source: the original post by Ed Silverman appeared in Pharmalot As drug development and diagnostics increasingly converge, the advent of personalized medicine is increasing all the time. Of course, we are not quite there yet, but the advent of electronic medical records and the genome are inching us closer all the time. But […]Read More
Bloomberg reporter Ryan Flinn recently wrote an article on Brain Scans Seek Best Drug Match for Depression Patients. The article summarizes some of the technologies that are being used by clinicians to assist in diagnosis and treatment of depression, and focused on technologies provided by two companies. The first company profiled uses a technology that matches […]Read More
March 7, 2012 source: Angel Capital Association (ACA) AssureRx Health, Inc. Receives 2012 ACA Luis Villalobos Award for Innovation Angel Capital Association Recognizes Company For Industry-leading Personalized Medicine Solution Hats off to one of my portfolio companies, AssureRx today received the the 2012 Luis Villalobos Award from the Angel Capital Association (ACA), the trade association of […]Read More
January 18, 2012 source: MedCity News Personalized medicine company AssureRx Health has released the next-generation version of its genetic screening test for psychiatric drugs. The Cincinnati-area company’s GeneSightRx test, which helps doctors pick the right psychiatric drugs for patients based on their genes, was launched in 2009. The test uses a cheek swab, mathematical […]Read More
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