Supplement: Daniel Skovronsky

Daniel Skovronsky By Anne Harding A physician-scientist and business leader. RELATED ARTICLES Innovative Technology Turning Tobacco into Therapies Biofuel: The Potential Magic Bullet Britton Chance: Still searching for answers Art Caplan: Penn's renowned ethicist Technology Roundup DUSTIN FENSTERMACHER / WONDERFUL MACHINE Imagine spotting the pathology of a disease - say, the amyloid plaques characteristic of Alzheimer's or the death of pan

Anne Harding
Jan 1, 2008
Daniel Skovronsky
By Anne Harding
A physician-scientist and business leader.
DUSTIN FENSTERMACHER / WONDERFUL MACHINE

Imagine spotting the pathology of a disease - say, the amyloid plaques characteristic of Alzheimer's or the death of pancreatic beta cells in diabetes - when it first appears, long before clinical symptoms occur. That's the vision that Daniel Skovronsky, president and CEO of Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, wants to make a reality.

Instead of parsing memory test scores to identify a patient with early Alzheimer's disease or measuring blood glucose levels in people at risk of diabetes, the 34-year-old Skovronsky explains, the technology would allow clinicians to observe the "fundamental pathology" of the illness in its early stages, with the ultimate goal of treating patients very early in the course...

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