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Kay
Germany
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My name is Dr. Kay B├╝chler. I am 42 years old and work as a production manager in drug research and development. After my doctoral studies in biology, I wanted to work on research into something that is not just theory, but can be applied clinically and is effective. Something that makes an impact in real life and is ultimately used on real patients. I looked to data for my answer and chose a biotech company in the pharmaceutical industry that uses very large protein molecules from a natural living source to help treat cancer. Bladder cancer. The molecules that we extract non-lethally from the Californian Keyhole Limpet are purified to an active ingredient and instilled into the urinary bladder. Because they are so big and different from naturally occurring human proteins, they stop recurrence by stimulating the immune system to fight any tumor cells trying to grow back. This therapy lowers the growth rate and acts with few side effects. This possibility was once a dream. Now, our vision is to upscale the production of these rare molecules. I am a scientist and I will do research to make efficacious, well-tolerated cancer therapies available to a broad humanity. It is not a dream.

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