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  • Publish Date: Posted over 1 year ago
  • Author: Steve Twinley

"Placing People First" is a Next Phase podcast celebrating innovations in life sciences. In this episode, Steve Twinley is joined by Sheela Upadhyaya, a Life Science Consultant and expert in Rare Diseases.

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In this 30-minute podcast, Sheela summarises her own background and what has driven her to progress her career in the Rare Disease sector. She discusses the current setup for developing rare disease treatments in the UK and how developers of ATMPs can try to avoid the potential disconnect between their innovative concepts and the practical limitations within the clinic. Sheela also talks more generally about how organisations can get the most out of their collaborative partnerships, to help look at the bigger picture and longer-term benefits of developing ATMPs correctly right from the start.

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Sheela can also be contacted via LinkedIn to discuss the ways in which she can provide value to ATMP organisations who are developing pioneering new therapies, particularly within the Rare Disease space.