Defense & National Security Practice

Newsletter Winter 2020 note from the CEO


Dear Friends of Kinexum,

This Winter 2020 edition of Kinexions, the Kinexum newsletter, includes:
(1) a personal report on our October Targeting Metabesity 2019 conference (which an observer called “one of the most important longevity conferences of the year”) by Michael Zemel, PhD, Founder and CSO of NuSirt BioPharma, a speaker in the Emerging Companies session;

(2) my interview of Faiez Zannad, Professor of Therapeutics and Cardiology and Director of the Inserm Clinical Investigation Centre at the University of Lorraine in Nancy, France, and a co-organizer of the uncommonly influential Cardiovascular Clinical Trialists Forum, December 5-7, 2019 in Washington, DC, for which Kinexum has helped to organize a Rare Disease Workshop on Thursday, December 5, from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. (see the program here); and

(3) an article on how photobiomodulation may be a solution for the opioid crisis, based on his Kinexum webcast of October 25, 2019 (see recording and slides), by James Carroll, CEO of THOR Photomedicine Ltd.

There is also a second installment of autobiographies by Kinexum consultants, on which Zan comments in his column.

This past quarter saw the release of several new publications co-authored by Kinexum consultants:

·       A pathway for regulating medicines that target aging;

·       A paper on culinary medicine as a framework to improve chronic disease management and prevention;

·       An editorial on changing the regulatory evaluation of hypoglycemia in diabetes trials;

·       A WHO article on staging aging; and

·       ADA-EASD Working Group paper on diabetes digital technology (which becomes available on December 4). 

Zan also moderated a panel, and urged hypoglycemia to be adopted as a clinically important endpoint, during the Diabetes Technology Meeting (November 14-16, 2019) in Bethesda (see photo below).

In addition to the CVCT Forum in Washington, DC December 5-7, 2019, Kinexum will be attending the JP Morgan healthcare week in San Francisco January 12–16, 2020, including the Biotech Showcase. We’d love to meet up with friends and colleagues, clients, and potential clients. Please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if we should try to get together, or if you would like a coupon code for 20% off the Biotech Showcase.


Happy reading, and best wishes for the year-end holidays and a healthy, productive, and meaningful 2020!