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Welcome to the Empowered Patient Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  This show is a window into the latest innovations in digital health and the changing dynamic between doctors and patients.

Topics on the show include

  • the emergence of precision medicine and breakthroughs in genomics
  • advances in biopharmaceuticals
  • age-related diseases and aging in place
  • using big data from wearables and sensors
  • transparency in the medical marketplace
  • challenges for connected health entrepreneurs

The audience includes researchers, medical professionals, patient advocates, entrepreneurs, patients, caregivers, solution providers, students, journalists, and investors.

Jul 13, 2022

Dr. Judy Chou is the President and CEO of AltruBio which is developing novel immunomodulators to treat immunological diseases such as autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Their first-in-class agnostic antibody has a unique mechanism to regulate T cell homeostasis. Currently, there is a clinical trial for SR-aGVHD, steroid-refractory acute graft-host disease and an investigation is underway into using their second-generation molecule to treat ulcerative colitis.

Judy explains, "So we have this specific approach, only targeting those activated or the so-called over-activated T cell. So when the T cell is supposed to come down to quieten and to bring back to homeostasis, go back to balance, it did not. It keeps going and going and going. And we have identified the key target to turn it down to the balance point to tell those T cells it's time to rest, to downregulate this group of T cells. And that's the approach you are taking. That's why AltruBio is so unique in addressing immunological diseases."

#AltruBio #ImmuneModulators #ImmuneDiseases #TCells #GVHD

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