Is there a connection between worms being eradicated from the gut in the early 20th Century and an increase in allergies and autoimmune disease?
This week, we have a conversation with Holoclara CEO Andrea Choe, who not only believes there is a connection, but also sees secretions from worms as a way to tackle such diseases.
01:31-06:05: About Holoclara
06:06-08:26: From discovery to setting up a company
08:26-10:40: Was this a symbiotic relationship?
10:40-12:30: As we are losing species for a variety of reasons, are there other species that may also be beneficial?
12:30-14:03: What are roundworms secreting?
14:03-15:28: How do you take these secretions and advance that to creating a drug?
15:28-15:44: Do you need the worms to make your product?
15:44-16:02: What conditions are you looking to address?
16:02-16:43: Are you looking to cures or disease maintenance?
16:43-16:58: How far down the path are you with this?
16:58-17:26: How important are partnerships and investment?
17:26-18:12: What is reaction like to the concept of using worms to tackle diseases?
18:12-19:25: What are the next steps?
19:25-20:44: Are there other cures to be discovered from other species?
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