Dr. Lindsay Rosenwald Discusses the Impact of Biotechnology

Lindsay Rosenwald According to Dr. Lindsay Rosenwald of Investment Partnership, modern biotechnology began with the ability to clone DNA. Since then, this fascinating science has given way to many of modern history’s most significant medical advancements, Rosenwald says.

Biotechnology is science for the future, explains Lindsay Rosenwald, and the research, development and application of biological systems has led to marked improvement in the health and well-being of people around the globe. Dr. Lindsay Rosenwald is a veteran of the biotechnology industry and a well-known entrepreneur in the field of medical research.

Integrated science

According to Lindsay Rosenwald, the immediate future of biotechnology is intrinsically linked to recent advances in other advanced technologies.

Dr. Lindsay Rosenwald clarifies that both the biology and chemistry of product development must be understood to perpetuate greater growth throughout the industry. Biotechnology, points out Lindsay Rosenwald, is the single greatest resource for medical innovation, including diagnosing and treating or preventing hereditary diseases. Lindsay Rosenwald also notes that biotechnology is essential in the development of safer pharmaceuticals.

Lindsay Rosenwald explains that biotechnical research is linked not only with medicine but also agricultural science, energy and materials science.

Impact on daily life

Lindsay Rosenwald notes that biotechnological advancements can be found in nearly every country of the world. Most significantly, firms like Cougar Biotechnology—a firm Lindsay Rosenwald founded to further the research of cancer-curing medicines—have saved the lives of countless people by developing drugs to treat heretofore untreatable diseases. Cougar was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2009, and its research has since led to the successful treatment of prostate cancer, thanks to work performed by Lindsay Rosenwald and the other founders of Cougar.

Additionally, biotechnological processes are used in everything from food manufacturing to improving water, air and soil quality. Lindsay Rosenwald notes that biochemists routinely develop innovative manufacturing processes to reduce the amount of harmful chemicals that reach the average consumer. Reducing exposure to toxins has created a more healthful environment and has lowered the incidence of illness.

Lindsay Rosenwald believes that biotechnology has great potential to improve life for people around the world.

Hope for the future

Unsurprisingly, biotechnology is on track to change the future, says Dr. Lindsay Rosenwald. Advancements in genetics and tissue engineering will allow doctors to better treat most diseases. Lindsay Rosenwald reports that one significant impact that biotechnology will have is the ability to grow artificial organs for transplants. A major benefit of this development is that scientists will be able to completely eliminate the problem of tissue rejection.

Immeasurable applications

Dr. Lindsay Rosenwald explains that biotechnology and its many branches have almost immeasurable applications. According to Dr. Lindsay Rosenwald, pharmaceuticals, genetic testing, and gene therapy are examples of biotechnological processes that are continually being studied. In agriculture, biotechnology can increase sustainable crop yield and reduce crops’ vulnerability to environmental stresses. Biotechnology has already increased the nutritional quality of food and widely reduced agricultural dependence on toxic agrochemicals. Dr. Lindsay Rosenwald reports that this alone has measurably decreased death and disease due to malnutrition in less-developed countries.

Biotechnology has many industrial applications that lead to cleaner manufacturing processes and the widespread use of biofuels. Dr. Lindsay Rosenwald states that these applications, when combined with the medical, agricultural and pharmacological uses, have made biotechnology one of the greatest influencers of human health and quality of life in history.

Fortunately, the field of biotechnology is only expanding. The next 25 years will show remarkable progress, especially in health and medicine, concludes Dr. Lindsay Rosenwald.

Lindsay Rosenwald is a founding partner of New York’s Investment Partnership.

 

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Something to point out when discussing the prostate cancer research noted by Lindsay Rosenwald: African Americans have been shown to be at greater risk for prostate cancer, while Asian men typically have the lowest risk. A man with a brother or father with prostate cancer is also more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.

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Having seen my husband go through prostate cancer five years ago, I can’t agree more the commenter above about the need to take care of yourself. It truly can prolong your life and improve your chances of recovery. I’m happy to share he’s now cancer-free because of our amazing doctors and nurses who treated him with such compassion. It’s great to know that they may soon have access to more effective medications.

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09.26.13

I think it’s important to add that there are strategies for preventing prostate cancer. A doctor can always provide deeper insights into maintaining good health but basically, exercising and eating fewer calories can help maintain a proper weight. It seems evident that Lindsay Rosenwald and the medical community are well on their way to understanding and perhaps curing this terrible disease.

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Just one more number that might interest readers of this interview. Last year, 221,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer. That number is more than brain, colon and lung cancers combined….wow. These are some disheartening statistics, but Lindsay Rosenwald has given reason to be optimistic as a result of these new advancements in therapy.

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