Keith Elliston, Repeat Founder "Open Sourcing Medical Data"


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Repeat founder Keith Elliston has found the capstone to his brilliant career. His startup Axiomedix is supporting the creation of a massive bank of patient data tied to the genetics of each patient to enable medical research on an unprecedented scale. Imagine what could be learned by comparing the medical records of millions of patients with their genomic data! Keith also has the ambition of building blockchain technology to create a transparent marketplace where patients might make their medical data available to researchers in a safe and accountable way. Don’t miss this engrossing and accessible peek into the future of patient-centered medical discovery.

Here are some highlights from the podcast:

  • Keith Elliston, PhD Bio
  • “I think one of the things about that and about entrepreneurism is luck favors the prepared. You need to be in a position for these things to happen.”
  • Synopsis of Keith Elliston’s Career
  • The Collaboration between Merck & Rutgers Shaped Keith’s Thinking about Translating Findings from the Lab to Industry
  • Partnership between Merck & NIH Opened Keith’s Mind to Collaborations between For-Profits & Non-Profits
  • Keith’s First Company – Viachem Systems
  • Keith Elliston’s Take on MBA Programs
  • 9/11 Happened in the Middle of Viachem’s Series C
  • “I think one of the things that people don't ...don't understand is that the entrepreneurial element of our economy is the most tenuous with respect to economic distress.”
  • I2B2 tranSMART What it Does and How it Came About
  • “The key challenge that we see with open source is that crossing the chasm challenge.”
  • You Don’t Own Your Medical Record
  • Powerful Combination of People’s Genetic Data with their Health Records
  • The tranSMART Platform already Has 15,000 Cancer Patients on It
  • Among the Universities that Do Tech Transfer Well Keith Names Washington University
  • Keith Elliston Suggests that Big Pharma Copy the Process that Allowed Ford to Design the Mustang

74 episodes available. A new episode about every 11 days averaging 43 mins duration .