The Greatest Threat to Human Health Hasn’t Changed in 100 Years

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Q&A with Dr. Amesh Adalja

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Our world today is pretty different than it was 100 years ago. We have smart phones, Bluetooth, the internet, virtual reality and 3D printers. You can change the temperature in your home from your office at the press of a button or start your car’s engine from across the parking lot. So why does one of the biggest threats to human health remain unchanged?

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How Nano Vision Aims to Disrupt Healthcare – An Interview with CNNMoney

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Last week, Nano CEO Steve Papermaster appeared on CNNMoney Switzerland to discuss how Nano Vision hopes to boost health and economic progress by developing a new technology platform to monitor and analyze health threats and creating a global marketplace for data. “As our Cure Platform develops, it will enable many other companies to grow, to find new kinds of cures and new kinds of products to bring to the market,” said Steve. “And that’s good for everybody. It’s good from a health standpoint and it’s good from an economic standpoint.”

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Why Are Superbugs Still Such a Threat?

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An alarming public health crisis is on the horizon: the rise of superbugs, or bacterial infections that are resistant to antibiotic treatment. Antibiotics have been essential to our society since their discovery in 1928. It’s estimated that penicillin, the first antibiotic, has saved up to 200 million lives. In addition to fighting common illnesses, antibiotics have been key to developing many modern surgical procedures, as they help surgical wounds resist bacterial infection.

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Nano Vision and TechCrunch Fireside Chat

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Nano Vision Chairman and CEO Steve Papermaster and TechCrunch Editor-at-Large Mike Butcher recently sat down together in London to discuss Nano Vision’s mission, platform development and initial cure acceleration targets. View the video or read the full transcript below.

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Citizen Science and the Future of Global Health

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Science is reserved for people in white lab coats with expensive degrees and sophisticated equipment, right? Wrong. Citizen scientists are ordinary people who participate in science through data collection, scientific study participation or even just support of scientific projects or endeavors. Citizen scientists play a critical role in the healthcare and research worlds and should be empowered to contribute however they can. Continue reading

Breaking Down Barriers: Why We Need to Decentralize Data

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Data is one of our most valuable commodities – it gives us critical information about our world and holds the key to cures for diseases. It’s also very expensive to create.

Companies, universities and other institutions invest enormous amounts of time and money in research programs or clinical trials to produce important data with the hope that it will have an impact on health through the creation of new treatments or cures. Unfortunately, after having invested substantially in research and trials , these stakeholders  are not incentivized to share this data with others. Continue reading

Hitting the Road: The Nano Vision Cureathon

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Nano Vision Cureathon

We have big and far-reaching goals to revolutionize global health. We want to accelerate the development of cures for cancer, the defeat of superbugs and the prevention of deadly infectious diseases like Ebola and the flu. We want to cure the curing process.

Of course, no one can achieve this alone. This is a global issue and will require collaboration on a global scale. That’s why we’re creating a global, decentralized marketplace that allows anyone to participate in furthering these goals. We want everyone – from scientists in Zurich and university students in Singapore to teachers in San Francisco and doctors in Tokyo – to join in this collective fight against threats to all of our health. Continue reading