Some thoughts after the inspiring kick-off meeting of the #ECHoS project organized by AICIB – Agência de Investigação Clínica e Inovação Biomédica in Lisbon, May 3 and 4.
Today is World DNA Day, the annual, global celebration of the discovery of the DNA double helix structure. This year is even more special, as we are celebrating both the 20th anniversary of the Human Genome Project’s completion and the 70th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA double helix.
The introduction of telemedicine overnight (after years of procrastination) represented a step forward, but an incomplete one, in the absence of integration with other data sources: electronic files, wearable devices, or other mini devices used at home by chronic patients, to monitor the evolution of the disease.
There is no greater barrier against innovation than searching and inventorying good practices from everywhere and trying to implement them as such, without nuance, in completely different social, economic and cultural environments.
Personalized medicine is here, in Romania and at the highest level of sophistication and customization. The first adult and paediatric patients were successfully treated at the Fundeni Clinical Institute with CAR-T cell therapy, which represents the highest level of personalization of a treatment available now.
East-West inequalities in cancer, the turning point of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, can only be solved in Eastern Europe. In Bucharest, Sofia, Vilnius, Riga, Belgrade, Pristina or Chisinau, not elsewhere. European funds must follow this reality.
Centre for Innovation in Medicine aimed and succeeded to be a place where we learn continuously, where we attract smart and curious people, where we build long-term projects and catalyze partnerships for the benefit of citizens.
Dear EU Leaders, please tear down this Iron Curtain of vaccination.
Covid-19 and the pandemic. Building forward better.