...Joseph Gulfo tells the tumultuous history of MELA Sciences, the company that invented MelaFind...a ‘camera with a brain’ - optical technology that would scan potential melanomas...The climax to this medical thriller comes when, in ‘the greatest 15 minutes of [his] life,’ Dr. Gulfo delivers an impassioned speech a la “Twelve Angry Men,” to the FDA’s advisory committee...the FDA approved MelaFind in September 2011.
Finally, a behind-the-scenes look at the mysterious and often poorly executed approvals process of the FDA. An important book for consumers, physicians, investors, and scientists - anyone who is interested in medical advances that can save lives.
By focusing on the fate of one small company, Joseph Gulfo has written a riveting tale of how the FDA slows down crucial medical innovations, just when we need them the most. Policy makers on both sides of the aisle should absorb his prescriptions for fixing the system.
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