Companies based on Purdue expertise address President Obama's goal of personalized health care

January 26, 2015  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - During his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama set a goal for the United States "to lead a new era of medicine, one that delivers the right treatment at the right time."

Obama said the newly launched Precision Medicine Initiative would "bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes" and "give all of us access to the personalized information we need to keep ourselves and our families healthier."

Several companies based on Purdue University technology and expertise are exploring the challenge of personalized and patient-centric health care referenced in the president's address. These companies include:

* Animated Dynamics Inc., whose technology could help pharmaceutical companies find more effective drug candidates and improve the selection of chemotherapy for personalized cancer care. A video about the company is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWGv7h54mLE

* Biokorf LLC, which is creating prefabricated drug dosages that could be used by compounding pharmacists to support patient-centered precision medicine. A video about the company is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEEBiK2BsLs

* Drug Free Therapeutix LLC, whose technology may increase the quality of life for patients who suffer from chronic pain that cannot effectively be managed through conventional drug therapy. A video about the company is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rFXGgEnppk

* KinaSense, which may help oncologists see faster than ever which drug therapies will benefit cancer patients and to what extent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igR19D_Ym7s

For more information about Purdue University life sciences technologies, contact innovation@prf.org

Writer: Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, sgmartin@prf.org 

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