Posts by Raymond Rupert

Posted on February 24, 2022

A New Option: How Canadians Can Navigate Surgical Wait Times

Long surgery wait times are not just inconvenient—they can have serious consequences. Here’s how Canadians can receive immediate access to critical surgery.

Posted on February 24, 2022

How a healthy leadership team is the ultimate payout for venture capitalists.

A key problem that is often overlooked is the health of senior leadership teams. Quest Executive allows senior leadership teams to stay focused on the business.

Posted on May 2, 2021

If Interested, This Is How To Extend Our Life Spans: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

Kane Tanaka is 118 years of age. She lives in Fukuoka, Japan. There is a dramatic increase in the number of centenarians in all countries. Science is discovering new ways to prolong life and possibly reverse aging. That’s the good news. Previously, until the middle of the 18th century, life spans rarely exceeded 35 years. […]

Posted on April 20, 2021

Pfizer Hits A Homerun: The World Applauds- Raymond Rupert

On March 19, 2020, as Covid-19 swept across the world, Bourla challenged everyone at Pfizer and its partner BioNTech — a German company focused on cancer immunotherapies — to “make the impossible possible”: develop a vaccine more quickly than anyone ever had before, ideally within six months and certainly before the end of the year. […]

Posted on March 31, 2021

AbCellera’s Blockbuster Drug Not Available in Canada?

Abcellera is Canada’s most valuable biotech company. It licensed its antibody for COVID 19 called bamlanivimab to Eli Lilly. This licensing deal has lead to monumental royalties of US$233M in revenue and US$119M in net profit. A winner beyond words. Bamlanivimab is used to reduce hospitalizations by up to 80% in recently diagnosed patients and […]

Posted on October 6, 2020

Pharmacogenomics Is The Best:

Many doctors are concerned about selecting and dosing medications for depression and anxiety. There is lots of uncertainty before writing the script. Now the team at RCM Health Consultancy has a new tool. We get a buccal swab test. The pharmacogenomics test tells us what medications to use and how to dose them. It also […]

Posted on July 24, 2019

Study Of 4000 Cancer Patients: Meeting Their Needs

The patient perspective is too often forgotten in considerations of how cancer care can be improved. The All.Can patient survey gave us a unique opportunity to ask this question directly to those who have had personal experience of cancer. Almost 4,000 cancer patients and caregivers from more than 10 countries across the world responded to […]

Posted on June 5, 2019

True Advocacy In Action: Families Form A Buying Group For An Expensive CF Drug

Guardian June 5 2019 Parents of children with cystic fibrosis who are desperate to use a drug that the NHS cannot afford are forming a buyers club to obtain a cut-price version made in Argentina where the patent does not apply. Angry at the stalemate between Vertex, the US manufacturer of Orkambi, and NHS England, the families […]

Posted on May 28, 2019

Brilliant Science & Fetal Surgery For Spina Bifida:

‘She’s wiggling her toes’: New fetal surgery for spina bifida may be safer for both baby and mom By USHA LEE MCFARLING Stat Magazine May 28 2019 LOS ANGELES — Gilda Giron was 13 weeks pregnant and barely showing when she started to worry. Something wasn’t right with her ultrasound image. At 16 weeks, Gilda […]