By ensuring the availability of therapeutic solutions, we offer healthcare practitioners the ability to choose the best therapeutic option for the well-being of their patients. The therapeutic areas we focus on are:
- Infectious Diseases
Infectious diseases are caused by microbes (bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites) and are one of the main causes of mortality in the world. During the last few decades, the ability of the microbes to become resistant to the current treatments has become very problematic. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by 2050, 10 million people over the world could die from multi-resistant bacteria and this is due to the fact that bacteria have developed multiple mechanisms of resistance which can make them resistant to all available therapeutic options. In front of this new threat to human health, the need for alternative treatment is urgent.
- Cardiovascular Disorders & Hematology
The blood is an essential body fluid that delivers oxygen and nutrients, removes metabolic waste products, and transports key signaling molecules and cells through the body. In order to maintain a good blood flow, but at the same time prevent blood loss in case of injury, a delicate balance exists between coagulation inhibitors and activators. The upsetting of this equilibrium results on the one hand in bleedings and on the other hand in thrombosis.
Under certain circumstances the equilibrium is shifted towards the activation of the coagulation cascade, for example after surgery. Under these circumstances, a thrombus, also called blood cloth is formed. In general these blood cloths are beneficial: they close a vessel injury and prevent the body from bleeding out. However in pathologic situations where the thrombus is not resolved, too big or at the wrong localization, this blood cloth can obstruct a vein or artery. This obstruction blocks the blood flow to the affected organ/limb and therefore can lead to severe tissue damage and, depending on the localization of the thrombus, can rapidly evolve into a life-threatening situation.
- Gastro-enterology (surgery)
Gastrointestinal diseases refer to diseases involving the gastrointestinal tract, namely the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and rectum, and the accessory organs of digestion, the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. Digestive disorders are serious and can be life threatening, for instance:
- Massive hemorrhage caused by ulcers (“holes”) or by rupture of varices (dilated veins) of the upper gastrointestinal tract.
- Inflammation of the pancreas known as pancreatitis can be very severe. Indeed, in this disease, the powerful digestive enzymes produced by the pancreas and normally released in the intestine begin to attack the pancreas itself and, sometimes, the surrounding organs conducing to serious damage.
- Complications such as leaks and fistula (an abnormal passage within the body tissue) following Surgical interventions of the digestive tract performed to promote weight loss or to remove malignant cells (cancer).
- Central Nervous System – Psychosis management
Mental disorders are usually defined by a combination of how a person behaves, feels, perceives, or thinks. There are many different categories of mental disorder, and many different facets of human behavior and personality that can become disordered. Worldwide, more than one in three people in most countries report sufficient criteria for at least one mental disorder at some point in their life. Common examples of mental disorders include depression, dementia and schizophrenia.
Anesthesia enables the painless performance of medical procedures that would cause severe or intolerable pain to an unanesthetized patient. The purpose of anaesthesia can be distilled down to three basic goals: hypnosis (a temporary loss of consciousness), analgesia (lack of sensation) and muscle relaxation. Today, different types of anesthesia can be used which can affect the aforementioned goals differently: local anesthesia affects analgesia; sedation favor amnesia; and general anesthesia can affect all of the three goals.