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#52 Consolidation, Non-competes, & Cybersecurity

This episode covers an array of topics related to increasing consolidation within the healthcare system, from banning non-competes to tightening cybersecurity. OrthoForum CEO Karen Simonton offers her perspective and wealth of knowledge, having worked with orthopaedic groups over the last decade, on how this changing landscape is impacting private practices and their ability to provide care.   Host: Adam Bruggeman, MD, FAAOS, FAOrthA, Chair, AAOS Advocacy Council Guest: Karen Simonton, CEO, OrthoForum
May 29, 2024
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#28 – Modeling embryos to understand early life – Jacob Hanna – Weizmann Institute of Science

Because of ethical and medical challenges, early human embryo development remains “a black box” to us, as Prof. Jacob Hanna himself puts it. Despite all the progress made in medicine over the past decades, there is still a whole lot to learn about the causes of miscarriages, infertility, or early developmental defects. In 2023, Jacob’s group from the Weizmann Institute of Science published a pivotal paper in Nature that redefines how we study developmental biology, with the potential to accelerate our understanding of early human life. Their achievement? The creation of the first synthetic embryo model closely resembling a day-14 fetus, obtained “ex utero” without gametes and outside a womb. A human embryo model derived from “naive” stem cells in the lab, which can be obtained from “adult” cells that make up our body (like skin cells for instance). A technology that could generate embryo models of ourselves based on a simple cell sample. This work had an unprecedented impact on the scientific community and the general public, being named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 best inventions of 2023. A breakthrough that raises important ethical, technical, and legal questions. I had the honor of meeting Jacob for this episode of Impulse, with whom we discuss the functioning of this fascinating technology, its potential medical applications in the future, and the key societal questions it raises. A conversation where we dive into the magic of human development, with a stellar scientist and advocate for responsible scientific research! Timeline: (00:02:58) - Jacob’s journey from his medical practice to studying developmental biology (00:06:09) - Why we know so little about early human development (00:08:45) - Jacob’s lab breakthrough in modeling human embryos (00:16:20) - Reprogramming cells to their “naïve” state (00:18:09) - Dealing with your research being put under the spotlight (00:20:02) - The “recipe” to create human embryo models without gametes and outside a womb (00:27:22) - Ethical considerations and how far we can go with this technology (00:35:15) - Potential medical applications for the future (00:38:05) - Jacob’s role as an adviser to the startup Renewal Bio What we also talked about with Jacob: Prof. Shinya Yamanaka (2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Prof. John Gurdon) Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) Embryonic stem cells International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Taledomide We cited with Jacob some of the past episodes of the series:: #23 - Disrupting the smart wearables industry - Leo Grünstein - Spiden As mentioned by Jacob during the episode, we recommend the book “The Master Builder” by Prof. Alfonso Martinez Arias, challenging the traditional thinking where cells (and not DNA) may hold the key to understanding life’s past and present. Feel free to follow the Weizmann Institute of Science on LinkedIn. You can contact Jacob via email and follow his activities on LinkedIn, X, and Facebook! If you want to give me feedback on the episode or suggest potential guests, contact me over LinkedIn or via email! And if you liked the episode, please share it, subscribe to the podcast, and leave a 5-star review on streaming platforms! 🙏 There’s now a bi-monthly newsletter around the podcast where you will be informed of the latest episodes and kept posted on the latest medical tech progress, subscribe here! Lastly, don’t forget to follow our activities on LinkedIn and our website!
May 7, 2024
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[EXTRACT] – Jacob Hanna on the ethical implications of human embryo models

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May 7, 2024
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#31 Working With Industry: Ethical Considerations and Patient Safety

Partnerships between orthopaedic surgeons and industry can have educational value and lead to improvements in patient care. Sometimes, however, the line between supportive funds and funds to promote a particular product can be blurred. This episode dives into considerations for ensuring these relationships provide value, benefit the patient, and comply with applicable laws. Related episode, Episode 16, Ideas and Innovation in Orthopaedics: https://www.aaos.org/publications/the-bone-beat-orthopaedic-podcast-channel/career-podcast/episode-16/ AAOS Device Recall Dashboard: https://www.aaos.org/quality/healthcare-safety/device-recall-dashboard/ Guest: Jonathan Dubin, MD, FAAOS, AAOS Healthcare Safety Committee Host: Mikalyn DeFoor, MD, Chair, AAOS Resident Assembly
April 24, 2024
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#27 – Reinventing neuroelectronic therapies – Carolina Aguilar – Inbrain Neuroelectronics

We are at a turning point for brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) and neurotechnology. We have all witnessed phenomenal progress in this field recently via images shared by Neuralink, showing paralyzed patients who can communicate with a computer through their own thoughts. Other fascinating applications, such as those being worked on by Gregoire Courtine and Jocelyne Bloch, enable paraplegics to regain an unprecedented degree of walking mobility. These advancements are mind-blowing and illustrate the potential of these technologies to address conditions that have a major impact on quality of life. What if we were to enhance the physical properties of these implants while making them more accessible in terms of costs to health systems? Where could this paradigm shift take us, and what prospects could it open up for treating complex neurological disorders? This is what we explore in this episode with Carolina Aguilar, CEO of Inbrain Neuroelectronics, a company developing a cutting-edge neural platform based on graphene, promising to change the way we decode, modulate, and stimulate neuronal activity. We talk with Carolina about: How Inbrain Neuroelectronics' technology enhances the resolution of BCIs and their therapeutic potential The stakes around BCIs and their promise in treating serious neurological disorders The importance of focusing their development around therapeutic indications vs. aiming for human augmentation The commercialization of these solutions through a value-based care approach and key success factors Empowering women in science and business An outlook on the future of brain therapies that bridges the gap between reality and science fiction! Timeline: (00:03:22) - Explaining Inbrain Neuroelectronics’ neural platform (00:07:32) - The medical need for BCIs and the first indications targeted by Inbrain Neuroelectronics (00:18:46) - Risks around BCIs and ethical considerations for the field to head in the right direction (00:26:17) - Toward value-based commercial models for BCIs (00:29:40) - Transitioning from Medtronic to an early-stage Medtech startup (00:33:29) - Empowering women in science and business What we also talked about with Carolina: Neuralink Elon Musk Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation Medtronic ONWARD Medical Precision Neuroscience Paradromics Synchron Neurosoft Bioelectronics We cited with Carolina some of the past episodes from the series: #6 - Bringing back walking to paraplegics - Jocelyne Bloch - .NeuroRestore As mentioned by Carolina during the episode, you can access Inbrain Neuroelectronics’ publications here and learn more about their ongoing research and therapy development efforts. You can listen to the Neurotech Pub podcast hosted by Matt Angle here. Feel free to follow Inbrain Neuroelectronics activities on LinkedIn. If you want to contact Carolina, you can reach out to her over LinkedIn. If you want to give me feedback on the episode or suggest potential guests, contact me over LinkedIn or via email at [email protected]! If you liked the episode, please share it, subscribe to the podcast, and leave a 5-star review on streaming platforms! 🙏 There’s now a monthly newsletter around the podcast where you will be informed of the latest episodes and updated on the latest medical tech progress, subscribe here! Lastly, don’t forget to follow our activities on LinkedIn and our website!
April 7, 2024
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[EXTRACT] – Carolina Aguilar on the future of neurotechnology

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April 7, 2024
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#30 Mastering Your First Impression: The Power of Your Personal Story

In this episode, recorded live at the AAOS 2024 Annual Meeting, public speaking and media performance consultant, Kathryn Janicek, explains how surgeons’ executive presence is critical to inspiring confidence and trust in the field. The three-time Emmy Award-winning TV executive offers practical guidance for leveraging your expertise to promote your personal brand and your practice. Guest: Kathryn Janicek, Public Speaking and Media Performance Consultant Host: Mikalyn DeFoor, MD, Chair, AAOS Resident Assembly
March 28, 2024
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#51 Dr. Glaucomflecken on Advocacy Through Comedy

Comedian and ophthalmologist Dr. Will Flanary, better known as Dr. Glaucomflecken by his 4 million followers on social media, recently sat down for an exclusive interview during the AAOS 2024 Annual Meeting. He shared his story of going from patient to accidental healthcare advocate and explained how he uses medical satire to entertain and bring attention to key public policy issues.    Guest: Will Flanary, MD, AKA Dr. Glaucomflecken, comedian and opthamologist  Host: Adam Bruggeman, MD, FAAOS, FAOrthA, Chair, AAOS Advocacy Council 
March 13, 2024
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#29 Finding Passion Within Your Specialty

New host Mikalyn DeFoor, MD, sits down with outgoing AAOS Membership Council chair and repeat podcast guest Elizabeth Matzkin, MD, FAAOS, for this in-person interview recorded at the AAOS 2024 Annual Meeting. Through sharing her personal story in sports medicine, Dr. Matzkin explains the importance of finding passion within your specialty, whether it's research, a surgical technique or an area outside of clinical practice like advocacy, and how that excitement translates into being a better orthopaedic surgeon.  Episode 16 with Dr. Matzkin, “Building Skills Through Leadership” https://www.aaos.org/publications/the-bone-beat-orthopaedic-podcast-channel/career-podcast/episode-15/  Guest: Elizabeth Matzkin, MD, FAAOS, inaugural chair, AAOS Membership Council  Host: Mikalyn DeFoor, MD, Chair, AAOS Resident Assembly 
February 29, 2024
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#50 Celebrating 25 Years of OrthoPAC

Recorded on Monday, February 12 at the AAOS 2024 Annual Meeting, this episode sits down with the current and former chairs of the AAOS Orthopaedic PAC to celebrate its 25th anniversary. They discuss its new logo and tagline, key milestones and advocacy victories over the years, the importance of political engagement for physicians, as well as on-site opportunities at the meeting for AAOS members to learn more. Guests: Wayne Johnson MD, FAAOS, FACS, Chair, AAOS Orthopaedic PAC; Stuart Weinstein, MD, FAAOS, Past-Chair, AAOS Orthopaedic PAC  Host: Adam Bruggeman, MD, FAAOS, FAOrthA, Chair, AAOS Advocacy Council
February 13, 2024
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#28 Glimpse Into New Host, Initiatives & Annual Meeting

In his final episode as host of the AAOS Career Podcast, Dr. Daniel Cognetti introduces the new host and Chair of the AAOS Resident Assembly Dr. Mikalyn DeFoor. Together they talk about exciting initiatives coming to the Resident Assembly and events for residents at the upcoming AAOS 2024 Annual Meeting. Resident programs at the meeting: https://www.aaos.org/annual/education/resident-focused-programs/ Guest: Mikalyn DeFoor, MD, Incoming Chair, AAOS Resident Assembly Host: Daniel Cognetti, MD, AAOS Resident Assembly 
February 8, 2024
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#26 – Redefining allergy care – Kenneth Chahine – Nectar Life Sciences

Many of us struggle with allergies, usually something we’ve been dealing with our whole life, either continuously or episodically. Be it related to food, pollen, dust, pets, or many others, it’s quite a pain and it can take us away from many things we appreciate in life. And I deliberately include myself in this group. Somehow it was engraved in my brain as a condition one needs to cope with, without much opportunity for improvement. It turns out companies like Nectar Life Sciences are redefining the way we detect and treat allergies from the comfort of our homes. Based on the latest science in this field, and backed by his extensive experience in consumer healthcare, Kenneth Chahine and his team are transforming the experience of allergy care for patients, offering a convenient and personalized approach to it. In this revealing episode, we talk with Kenneth about: The inconvenience of past approaches to allergy detection and treatment How allergy immunotherapy works and can be delivered through a few drops delivered to the tongue How Nectar Life Sciences enables personalized allergy immunotherapy for patients The transformative power of preventing acute allergic shocks Lessons learned from a serial healthcare entrepreneur at the interface of genetics, biochemistry, and intellectual property A conversation with a tireless figure in healthcare entrepreneurship, shedding light on one of the largest chronic conditions globally and how it can be tackled in a modern way! Timeline: 02:28 - Kenneth’s background at the interface of genetics, biochemistry and intellectual property 04:14 - The global burden of allergies as a chronic condition 05:53 - Origins of allergies 07:49 - Immunotherapy or how to train your immune system to be desensitized to allergens 09:43 - Detecting which allergens you are sensitive to 11:17 - How Nectar Life Sciences approaches allergy treatment 22:11 - Kenneth’s mindset toward solving complex healthcare challenges in new ways 26:01 - Opportunities beyond allergy care 32:16 - Kenneth’s advice to fellow healthcare entrepreneurs What we also talked about with Kenneth: Avigen Ancestry Anaphylaxis Neurimmune University of Utah We cited with Kenneth some of the past episodes from the series: 15 - Propelling diagnostics through miniaturization - Nicolas Durand - Abionic As mentioned by Kenneth during the episode, you can access Nectar Life Sciences’ Learning Hub here and learn more about Prof. Edwin H. Kim’s research there. Feel free to follow Nectar Life Sciences activities on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok! If you want to contact Kenneth, you can reach out to him over LinkedIn. If you want to give me feedback on the episode or suggest potential guests, contact me over LinkedIn or via email at [email protected]! If you liked the episode, please share it, subscribe to the podcast, and leave a 5-star review on streaming platforms! 🙏 There’s now a monthly newsletter around the podcast where you will be informed of the latest episodes and updated on the latest medical tech progress, subscribe here! Lastly, don’t forget to follow our activities on LinkedIn and our website!
February 4, 2024
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[EXTRACT] – Kenneth Chahine on being dogmatic about improving allergy care

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February 4, 2024
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#49 Making Policy Part of Your Practice

In this episode, returning guest and health policy researcher Brian Miller, MD, talks about the opportunity physicians have to improve care for patients outside of their regular practice. From engaging in advocacy efforts to lending their unique perspective in policy discussions, doctors can be instrumental in finding creative solutions to today’s challenges like artificial intelligence, vertically integrated systems and stark law reform.    Guest: Brian Miller, MD, MBA, MPH, Nonresident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute  Host: Adam Bruggeman, MD, FAAOS, FAOrthA, Chair, AAOS Advocacy Council 
January 24, 2024
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#27 Growing Your Career and Your Family

In this episode, two former co-residents discuss the challenges that come with being pregnant and having young children during training. From performing surgery heavily pregnant and taking maternity leave, to learning to breastfeed and balance motherhood with the demands of the job, Dr. Dawn Rask shares tips for success in parenthood for orthopaedic surgeon listeners. Guest: Dawn M. G. Rask, MD, Capt. USAF  Host: Daniel Cognetti, MD, AAOS Resident Assembly  
December 27, 2023
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#48 The Future of Orthopaedics: A Resident’s Perspective

In this episode, we talk about the future of orthopaedics and the policy challenges facing our newest surgeons. Resident leader Kevin Weisz, MD, who recently attended the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., shares his perspective on issues such as prior authorization, safety in the workplace, as well as reimbursement.  Guest: Kevin Weisz, MD, Member, Health Policy Committee and PAC Executive Council Host: Adam Bruggeman, MD, FAAOS, FAOrthA, Chair, AAOS Advocacy Council
December 19, 2023
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The Importance of Maintaining Healthy Joints

Dr. Brian Cole shares tips for maintaining healthy joints, focusing on non-surgical and holistic remedies.
December 15, 2023
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#26 Managing Your Brand and Online Reputation

This episode covers aspects of marketing and growing a practice, specifically a surgeon’s online reputation. Whether you are a new surgeon, in the middle of your career, or even well established and have neglected your online profile and reputation, fear not. There are many new and easy ways to build a positive online reputation, attract new patients and respond to negative online reviews. Guest: Orrin Franko, MD, FAAOS, East Bay Hand Medical Center Host: Daniel Cognetti, MD, AAOS Resident Assembly
December 1, 2023
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#25 – Stopping a bleed in three seconds – Joe Landolina – Cresilon

We don’t need to look far in the daily news to understand the stakes and the importance of having efficient solutions to control and stop bleeding. In the times we live in, where the world is crippled by a series of humanitarian catastrophes (some of natural origin, some of human origin), technological wonders from the medical field make me truly hopeful about the future, and about what we can achieve as humans. One of them is the hemostatic gel - a gel that can stop bleeding - that Joe Landolina and his team at Cresilon created. And its astonishing performance is easy to grasp: any bleed can be stopped within three seconds. Compared to traditional methods that require several minutes, it can mean the difference between life and death. There’s so much that impresses in Joe’s journey since the foundation of Cresilon: the fact that he developed the gel formulation himself, that he founded the company at 17 years old in his first year at University, or that Cresilon now represents the largest biotech manufacturing site in New York, and so much more! Beyond these successes, this episode is an ode to biomimicry and the science of biomaterials. Joe reveals everything about the functioning of this revolutionary medical product, its ability to stop bleeding almost instantly, and what it changes in medicine for the treatment of superficial injuries, but especially for the most severe traumatic cases. A surprising encounter with a prodigious entrepreneur, building his path on resilience and adaptability, with the long-term vision to transform bleeding control in humans! Timeline: 02:23 - Joe’s background and founding Cresilon in his first year in college 06:15 - Cresilon’s mission and the technology at its core 08:42 - How the hemostatic gel from Cresilon compares to traditional bleeding control methods 10:40 - The explanation behind Cresilon’s hemostatic gel unique performance 16:06 - How the gel is applied and removed 21:44 - Marketing first the product for veterinary application before moving to human use 25:27 - Being the only biotech company with manufacturing capabilities in New York 34:15 - Setting up the company to become a large medtech player in the long term What we also talked about with Joe: New York University Columbia University Scar tissue formation Fibrin Extracellular matrix Hurricane Sandy American Veterinary Medical Association Roche Pfizer Cutiss We cited with Joe some of the past episodes from the series: 18 - The dark genome as the next revolution in drug discovery - Samir Ounzain - HAYA Therapeutics Feel free to follow Cresilon’s activities on LinkedIn! You will find here the TED Talk that Joe held in 2015, and here the Medsider podcast episode between Joe and Scott Nelson that we mention in this episode of Impulse. If you want to contact Joe, you can reach out to him over LinkedIn. If you want to give me feedback on the episode or suggest potential guests, contact me over LinkedIn or via email at [email protected]! If you liked the episode, please share it, subscribe to the podcast, and leave a 5-star review on streaming platforms! 🙏 There’s now a bi-monthly newsletter around the podcast where you will be informed of the latest episodes and updated on the latest medical tech progress, subscribe here! Lastly, don’t forget to follow our activities on LinkedIn and our website!
November 12, 2023
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[EXTRACT] – Joe Landolina on the criticality of rapid bleeding control in medicine

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November 12, 2023
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#25 Non-Traditional Practice Models: Locums and Beyond

In this episode, we explore non-traditional practice models for orthopaedic surgeons—from locums and health maintenance organizations to ambulatory surgery centers and even the military. With healthcare consolidation on the rise and decreasing physician autonomy, we delve into what makes these practice settings attractive and how to make them successful.   Guest: Tamara Huff, MD, MBA, FAAOS, CEO, Vigeo Orthopedics   Host: Daniel Cognetti, MD, Past Vice Chair, AAOS Resident Assembly   
November 3, 2023
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#47 Is There A Long-Term Solution to Physician Payment Uncertainty?

Now more than ever, physicians are experiencing instability and uncertainty in their payment reimbursement. This episode addresses the gap between physician reimbursements and the rising costs of running a medical practice continues to widen in addition to other important legislative issues.     Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) has been a champion for finding a long-term solution to put physicians back on level playing field with the rising costs of medicine. As a lead sponsor of Strengthening Medicare for Patients and Providers Act (H.R. 2474) she’s helping to avoid a yearly race to get Congress to intervene and protect patients’ access to Medicare.    Guests: Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02)  Host: Adam Bruggeman, MD, FAAOS, FAOrthA, Chair, AAOS Advocacy Council 
November 3, 2023
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#24 – Reimagining male contraception – L.R. Fox – NEXT Life Sciences

How would the world look like if men had the most efficient and reversible means of birth control? The outstanding work that L.R. Fox and his team at NEXT Life Sciences are leading might bring a very tangible answer to this question. Based on the pioneering work from Prof. Sujoy K. Guha and The Parsemus Foundation, they are developing one of the most promising male birth control methods medicine has ever known, under the name of Plan A. As an American citizen who has grown under the Foster Care program, Fox (as he likes to be called) has witnessed firsthand the dramatic consequences that unplanned pregnancies can have on individuals and their relatives in the long term. According to him, we have gone quite far already in terms of available options for women and men when it comes to birth control methods. But Plan A could be a revolution in the space, as it is completely hormone-free, painless to deliver and revert, and has an efficacy duration that is way beyond current standards. And most importantly, it can redistribute the heavy responsibility of family planning from women to men. In this episode, we talk about the science behind Plan A, where the technology comes from, how far is it from being available worldwide, and what it would change for society as a whole! A fascinating conversation with a visionary founder, deeply led by the purpose of fostering a positive impact in the world, and with a strong social approach to entrepreneurship! Timeline: 02:35 - Fox’s background and how he landed in the field of male contraception 06:16 - Experiencing firsthand the consequences of unplanned pregnancies 09:34 - The mission of NEXT Life Sciences 11:50 - The need, the science, and the functioning of Plan A 16:02 - How the Plan A procedure works and gets reverted 25:02 - Guaranteeing a 10-year efficacy claim 26:56 - Launching the first human clinical trials 33:55 - Making it accessible to the broadest population 38:17 - The philosophy of Fox and NEXT Life Sciences What we also talked about with Fox: Sexually transmissible diseases (STDs) Condoms Vasectomy Reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance (RISUG) Plan B Public benefit corporation We cited with Fox some of the past episodes from the series: #6 - Bringing back walking to paraplegics - Jocelyne Bloch - .NeuroRestore You can learn more about NEXT Life Sciences through their website, and feel free to follow their activities on LinkedIn! As mentioned by Fox during the episode, you can learn more about Plan A on the dedicated website as well as on Instagram, X, Facebook, and TikTok. If you want to contact Fox, you can reach out to him over LinkedIn. If you want to give me feedback on the episode or suggest potential guests, contact me over LinkedIn or via email at [email protected]! If you liked the episode, please share it, subscribe to the podcast, and leave a 5-star review on streaming platforms! 🙏 There’s now a bi-monthly newsletter around the podcast where you will be informed of the latest episodes and updated on the latest medical tech progress, subscribe here! Lastly, don’t forget to follow our activities on LinkedIn and our website!
October 18, 2023
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[EXTRACT] – L.R. Fox on the next generation of male contraceptives

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October 18, 2023
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