Amicus Therapeutics operates out of Canbury, New Jersey and has been publicly traded since 2007. Though considerably small compared to most biopharmaceutical companies, Amicus Therapeutics has created a development pipeline of first in class treatments for people with rare genetic disorders.
The main mission of Amicus Therapeutics is to research and treat people suffering from various lysosomal storage disorders. These disorders, often abbreviated as ‘LSD’, compromise of a group of at least 50 distinct genetic diseases such as Fabry Disease, Epidermolysis Bullosa, and Pompe Disease. New types of lysosomal storage disorders are being discovered as more research is done on various genetic conditions in order to biochemically characterize them.
Amicus Therapeutics has developed various medicines that help patients suffering from these diseases. Migalastat, also known as Galafold, is a long term treatment for adults and adolescents with Fabry disease with a unique mutation of the alpha galactosidase enzyme.
The CEO of Amicus Therapeutics is John F. Crowley. Crowley began is work in the biopharmaceutical industry shortly after his own two children were diagnosed with Pompe’s disease in 1998. His first job in the field was with Bristol-Myers Squibb where he immersed himself in health research and raised money for Pompe awareness. When Crowley realized that even though various universities around the world were doing research on these diseases they weren’t communicating with one another because of the competition in the academic world. Frustrated, he decided to turn his professional focus on searching out and creating treatments for Pompe disease. This passion would eventually lead him to his current position at Amicus Therapeutics.
Amicus Therapeutics prides itself on it’s team of resilient and persistent people dedicated into making medicines that will meaningfully improve the lives of their patients (Facebook). With an already impressive success record of treatments available in the market and a CEO with a personal mission to cure these diseases, it isn’t alarming that Amicus Therapeutics is, and will remain, at the forefront of scientific research for LSD’s.
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Sustainable and conservation tourism is a special niche in the travel industry, and there is no better way for someone interested in those areas to spend their vacation time. Such tours and trips allow one to get closer than ever to the places and animals that they care about while all of the while enjoying time off in great fashion. One such great option is the Darien Gap Jaguar Expedition which is operated by Legends of The Wild, and gives the participants a chance to be actively involved in research while also getting to view scenic areas not offered anywhere else in the world.
This is the type of thing that the organization Wild Ark is looking for as they continue to bring link-minded conservationists together for the cause. Mark and Sophie Hutchinson are the founders of Wild Ark who have been teaming together for a while in order to make a difference in the world around them. Hutchinson leverages his roots which started deep in Sydney, Australia, in order to work on securing a future for the non-humans who matter just as much.
The Jaguar Expedition is a 10-day journey into the wild of Panama armed with the mission of capturing and collaring one of these beautiful jaguars with a GPS system which will help track and protect it. The jaguar is the only panther in the Americas, and as such it is the only species in the region which is able to roar to announce its royalty. That will be one way that the guides will help locate the animal, and once that is complete tourists will be able to assist with the care, fitting, and subsequent testing of the electronic device that is placed on the feline.
There is much work to be done in Panama (and elsewhere) in order to assure a safe future for the jaguar which is endangered in most parts and even listed as critical in some locations. A good portion of the price of the adventure will also go towards helping the cause, and so it is a win-win situation for all involved.
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Living a healthy life means being conscious of many factors. One of the most important is what people choose to eat. The right kind of diet can really make a difference. This is something that Nathaniel Ru, one of the founders of the healthy fast food chain Sweetgreen really understands. As he talks about in a recent article for the Georgetown University newspaper, he knew that he wanted to bring something very special to the table for his customers to enjoy when he started the chain that has become one of the nation’s most respected. His aim was to look for ways to use the small space that he and his fellow investors had chosen. This helped them discover that fresh really was the best way to go. Fresh ingredients allow the chain to make sure that all dishes they serve are healthy and well prepared for their client base.
Bonding Over A Love Of Healthy Food
Ru, a graduate of Georgetown, first came to the idea of creating a place where healthy food would be served when he was studying here. His idea came to him as he started to think about the ways that he could create a space that could offer such food in an easy to find manner. He also wanted to offer something that was special and unique. This is where he started to dream about the kind of space that would be right to help bring healthy foods like salads to people all over the world. He realized that he had limited options in the area to find such delicious food that would also be healthy. He and his partners realized they could create a fast casual space that allowed people to get such foods and get them quickly.
At first it was tough going. He and his partners had started small and weren’t sure where they could go. But it gradually came time to connect with others as the business began to attract notice. This is when he began to realize the power that he could bring to the table and reach out to others to show them how to embrace a healthy lifestyle with food that would help fuel their day. He and his partners gradually started to see Sweetgreen take off as more people discovered the space. Since that time, he sees the company continuing to expand ever higher.