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Similar experiences: challenges involved with biosimilars

|Amgen creates biosimilars – medicines that are similar in structure to an original ‘reference product’.|It is vital that a biosimilar has no differences from the reference product that would cause issues in terms of safety or effectiveness.|Jeff Yant – At Amgen Biosimilars,Jeff Yant is responsible for the similarity and CMC strategies across nine biosimilar assets. He joined the company in 1999 as a process development scientist and group leader, and later served as the global operations leader for multiple clinical and commercial monoclonal antibody products.

Hidden disease

|Programmes like the Dubai Fitness Challenge encourage people to be more active on a daily basis. This is a positive change, but more can be done – especially in the healthcare sector.|Misdiagnosis could be attributed to the belief that obesity is a lifestyle choice. In fact, air pollution, using plastic and many other extraneous factors are related to weight gain.|Dr Nadia Ahmad is an internal and obesity medicine specialist at Armada Medical Centre. The Dubai-based physician focuses on science and evidencebased treatments, and is the founding director of the Obesity Medicine Institute. She also works as a senior obesity solutions advisor at Ethicon.

Pushing for change

|Doctors fear that surgery poses several risks for mothers and babies.|Experts are concerned about the growth in the UAE’s c-section rate, particularly the standard of post-operative care.

Print your heart out

|The team at the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi have created their own 3D devices to better serve the needs of patients in the region, who often suffer from a lack of specialist treatment|The team at the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi have created their own 3D devices to better serve the needs of patients in the region, who often suffer from a lack of specialist treatment|Dr Thomas Bartel is section head of interventional cardiology at the Heart &
Vascular Institute of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Prior to this, he was assistant professor of medicine at the University of Duisburg- Essen and Innsbruck Medical University. Bartel has also worked at the West German Heart Centre in Essen.

Keep the bugs at bay

|In May 2017, WannaCry ransomware spread to more than 150 countries. This malware infected computers with encrypted data and then demanded a bitcoin ransome from users.|Manson states that humans are the weakest link in defending against hackers. He says that training is the key to preventing a higher number of attacks.|Scott Manson is Cisco’s cybersecurity sales and operations leader, Middle East
and Turkey. He joined the company in 2010 as regional manager for emerging markets, taking its data centre and cloud computing offerings to the Middle East, Africa and Russia.

The silver lining

|As bacteria become more resistant to antibiotcs, common infections and minor injuries could become fatal.|Metal-based antimicrobial agents could be the answer to tackling antibiotic resistance.|Professor Raymond Turner – Raymond Turner is a professor of biological sciences at the University of Calgary. He undertook postdoctoral training at the University of Alberta in molecular microbiology in the department of medical microbiology and infectious diseases, and training in bioenergetics in the department of biochemistry.

A model of medical excellence

|Data from the new model could help experts to control disease outbreaks more efficiently.|Ashlynn Daughton is a graduate student researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory and University of Colorado PhD student in the Information Science department. Her work focuses on ways to model infectious diseases, and the development of decision support tools for use during infectious-disease outbreaks.

Practice makes perfect

Students at Gulf Medical University use a problem-based learning approach.|The Gulf Medical University Campus in Ajman|The Middle East faces a shortage of doctors.|Professor Hossam Hamdy is chancellor of the Gulf Medical University. He was previously vice-chancellor at Sharjah University, and dean of the college of medicine