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BY KEVIN HRUSOVSKY, PRESIDENT, CHAIRMAN AND CEO QUANTERIX

Though the 2019 European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) conference has passed, Quanterix is not slowing down and working hard to continue the

By Kevin Hrusovsky, Executive Chairman and CEO, Quanterix

Alzheimer’s disease is a dangerous and ultimately fatal form of dementia, and according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 3.6% of all deaths. What’s more, the CDC also reports that the number of deaths from Alzheimer’s disease in the United States has risen by 55% in the last 15 years alone. With the numbers on the rise, it’s more important than ever that we continue to accelerate research to advance treatment options for this and other progressive neurodegenerative diseases.

By Kevin Hrusovsky, Executive Chairman and CEO, Quanterix
It takes an average of 17 years to bring a scientific discovery into clinical practice. This statistic, which has been validated by research published in Public Health Reports and the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, reveals a troubling reality for many patients in desperate need of the new practices, tests, drugs and technologies stuck in the years-long gap between research and implementation into healthcare practices and policies. 
By Dr. Andreas Jeromin, Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer (Consulting), Quanterix

When we think of the letters N-F-L, our minds are drawn to football and the National Football League. However, NfL, or ineurofilament light chain as the non-abbreviated name, is also a powerful protein that has shown promise for the early detection and diagnosis of brain injuries, as well as several neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

By Kevin Hrusovsky, Executive Chairman and CEO, Quanterix

We are privileged to live in a society that values science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Better known as STEM, these programs play a critical role in the advancement of our society, and are shaping the future of medicine and other disciplines. STEM makes it possible for our children to live in a world where diseases can be detected before symptoms are present and developing nations can implement sustainable initiatives to end poverty.