Newsletter Summer 2019 - CEO, Thomas Seoh

Dear Friends of Kinexum, 
Welcome to the Summer 2019 edition of Kinexions, the Kinexum newsletter!  Featured in this issue are: 
(1) the second installment of a comprehensive series on artificial pancreas devices, by Prasad Palthur, PhD, of Innoneo Health Technologies (see his first installment here); 
(2) the recent revolution in Chinese drug regulation, which could have a global effect on drug development, by George Baeder, SVP of Strategy & Business Development, and Eric Zhang, PhD, VP Regulatory Affairs & Strategy, of Shanghai-based CRO dMed Biopharmaceutical; 
(3) some observations of a data monitoring committee biostatistician, by Alan Fisher, DrPH, Kinexum biostatistics expert;  
(4) a synopsis of Kinexum’s impactful March webcast featuring Dr. Ralph DeFronzo on type 2 diabetes prevention, by Jennifer Zhao, Kinexum Associate; and 


(5) some recommendations on "traceability" in product development, by Bill Hoover, Medical Device and Quality consultant. 


We are attracting stellar speakers for our Targeting Metabesity 2019 conferenceat the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC on October 15-16, 2019, including Janet Woodcock and Susan Mayne (CDER and CFSAN Directors at FDA), Richard Hodes (Director of the National Institute on Aging at NIH), and other leaders in geroscience, diabetes,cancer, industry, venture capital and other fields. Please join this silo-busting conversation on shifting focus from acute to chronic diseases, treatment to prevention, and individual diseases to extension of healthy lifespan.  Super Early Bird discount rates are in effect through July 1! 
Kinexum attended BIO, ADA and DIA in June.  Let’s meet at upcoming conferences such as EASD in Barcelona in September, Metabesity in Washington, DC in October, BioCentury China Healthcare Summit in Shanghai in November, the Cardiovascular Clinical Trialists Forum in Washington, DC in December, or JP Morgan in San Francisco in January! 


We commend a couple summer webcasts:  on Auto-Immune and Inflammatory Diseases, hosted by our colleagues at Cello Health BioConsulting on Tuesday, August 6; and on early partnering with patient organizations, for our August Kinexum webcast, featuring James Valentine and Larry Bauer of Hyman, Phelps, & McNamara.   


Wishing you a healthy, productive and fun summer!