Both the federal and state governments have begun turning to the private sector for solutions to supply tests, masks, and other necessary materials for fighting COVID-19. The private sector may also have potential coronavirus treatments, some of which are already in use for other diseases.
On Episode 5 of the Patients Rising Podcast, we discuss the potential treatment options for COVID-19 and the other ways in which the private sector is helping to alleviate the impact of coronavirus.
Sara Goldberg, Clinical social worker.
Hugh Rosen, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Molecular Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute’s California Campus and Chairman and President of ActivX Biosciences Inc.
Dr. Rosen has over 30 years of medical experience with a research focus on lymphocyte trafficking. His work at The Scripp’s Research Institute (TSRI) led to the development of ozanimod, which helps alleviate brain atrophy for patients with multiple sclerosis. Its benefits may also extend to those suffering from other autoimmune conditions.
Prior to his work at TSRI, Dr. Rosen served as the Executive Director of Immunology, Rheumatology, and Infectious Diseases at Merck Research Laboratories. He was also Chair of the Worldwide Business Strategy Team for Antibacterials and Antifungals.
Currently, Dr. Rosen serves on the Board of Directors at Regulus. In 2017, Dr. Rosen became the President and Chairman of ActivX Bioscience Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the research and development of molecular drugs.
Dr. Rosen earned his M.D. from the University of Cape Town and his Ph.D. in Physiological Sciences from the University of Oxford.
Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising
Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob”, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.
Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent
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