Leading entrepreneurs, innovators to take part in Royal Society of Medicine's 12th Medical Innovations Summit

A group of leading entrepreneurs and innovators will be gathering at the Royal Society of Medicine on Saturday 16 April to take part in the Society’s 12th Medical Innovations Summit. Providing a twice-yearly platform for the presentation and discussion of inspirational ideas and developments in the field of medicine and healthcare, the Summits encourage innovators at the very beginning of their careers, as well as established clinicians and academics.

The programme for the April Summit includes Sutton Grammar School pupil Krtin Nithiyanandam, who has developed a potential test for Alzheimer's disease which could allow the condition to be diagnosed 10 years before the first symptoms appear.

Katrine Bosley, President and CEO, Editas Medicine, will describe the work her company is undertaking to translate its genome editing technology into a novel class of human therapeutics that enable precise and corrective molecular modification to treat a broad range of diseases.

Ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon Professor Paulo Stanga, from the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, will be talking about the Argus II system – often referred to as the ‘Bionic Eye’ – which is the focus of studies into retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.

George Frodsham, founder of MediSieve, will describe the groundbreaking drug-free malaria treatment his company has developed. Using a magnetic sieve to physically remove malaria infected blood cells directly from a patient’s bloodstream, MediSieve is a life-saving intervention for severe and drug-resistant malaria patients.

The day-long Medical Innovations Summit will feature 13 innovations in all. For more information about the entrepreneurs and innovators presenting at the event visit: http://www.rsm-medicalinnovations.com/april-summit.aspx

The Summit will also provide the backdrop for the the launch of Doctors of the Future, a news and current-affairs style programme developed in collaboration with ITN Productions, which will tell the story of the fundamental role education – for the both medical students and postgraduate doctors – plays in shaping the future of healthcare.

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