Scott Rocklage Looks to Help Lead the Way to a Cure for Myotonic Dystrophy

The healthcare company Expansion Therapeutics is currently looking to raise funds for medical research. It is looking to get funding in an effort to find a cure to the medical condition known as myotonic dystrophy type 1. This is a condition that causes muscular dystrophy in adults when the RNA becomes toxic. In order to come up with the funds for the medical research, Expansion Therapeutics has looked to get aid from other companies so that it can come up with the needed capital. So far, the company has made considerable progress as it has currently raised over $55 million. The companies that have helped Expansion Therapeutics with the fund raising include Sanofi Ventures, Novartis Venture Fund, Kleiner Perkins and 5AM Ventures. With these companies contributing to the cause, it is likely that a cure for myotonic dystrophy will be developed in the near future.


When looking to fund the research, Expansion Therapeutics has looked to find a medical researcher. In a recent announcement, it was revealed that Dr. Mathew Disney Ph D will be leading the research efforts. Dr. Disney will spend time evaluating the condition and then look for ways to cure it. With his efforts, a cure for myotoic dystrophy type 1 can be realistically attainable.


One of the individuals who has led the effort in finding a cure for this condition is Scott Rocklage. He is the current managing partner of 5AM Ventures. In recent months, he has spent a lot of his time learning about myotonic dystrophy type 1 and looking to come up with funds for a cure. Rocklage has contributed to the fund raising and believes that the funds will lead to finding a cure for myotonic dystrophy. Scott has spent three decades in healthcare management. While working in healthcare management, Scott has been able to use his leadership and expertise to help numerous organizations in the medical field reach their various goals. During his career, he has helped get numerous medications approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration. These include key medications such as Cubicin, Teslascan and Omniscan. He has also submitted a number of other medications for trial as well.


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US Money Reserve Lists Several Ways To Increase Tax Deductions For Your IRA

When tax season comes around, you probably spend time looking for ways you can maximize your tax credits and deductions before e-filing or mailing in your returns. You might think of an IRA and its earnings as revenue that counts against your tax bill, but it can also be used to lower your bill as US Money Reserve states in a recent article on their site.

There’s a few ways they recommend doing so like having more than one IRA. You do have a limit on how many IRAs you can have, but by having more than one you have a chance to diversify your retirement investments and potentially cut down on your tax bracket. You can also save money and claim credit by having tax return funds deposited in an IRA.

This has to be done prior to the April 17 deadline without an extension. US Money Reserve’s top-recommended method to making the most of your IRA is have gold and silver included in it, and their company is one of the most reputable sellers. Read more: US Money Reserve | Bizjournals and US Money Researve | Instagram

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How Mike Baur is Helping Swiss Tech Startups

When Mike Baur quit his job as a banker to form Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF) together with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer, many wondered why he left a generous and reliable compensation, as well as a high-ranking position. Mike had experience and knowledge after 20 years in service on the struggles entrepreneurs go through to start up a firm. Mike reasoned that entrepreneurial ideas have the capacity to bring new innovations that will change the status quo, introduce new services and innovations and in the process create new business models.


He says that the Swiss banking industry is changing especially after the post-recession a fact that makes the industry less appealing. It is for this reason that he chose high-tech entrepreneurship path, helping startups.


With a three-month plan support for startups, SSUF provides operating funds, support, training, coaching, and mentorship to early startups. They enjoy rent-free offices and are linked with SSUF wide range network of investors and entrepreneurs. In 2016, he led SSUF in partnering with Fintech Fusion, CTI and the Goldback Group in raising more funds for SSUF tech startups. He encourages startup entrepreneurs to enter the Pitch Contest held annually at St Gallen University. Here, they can publicly air their business plans and products where they are judged by experts standing a chance to attract investments.


SSUF is an independent incubator without links and association with other businesses or organization. Mike says this has helped them avoid conflict of interest and interference even as the co-founders invest significantly in funding SSUF and its enterprises under it. He said that the word factory in SSUF stands for building new businesses and just like factory people who work hard, young business owners should also work hard to succeed.


To make it as an entrepreneur, Mike Baur advises people with innovative ideas to test them early in the markets. They can develop a prototype and test it while measuring the market. The feedback is the learning part for the entrepreneur from where they can make changes to their plans. Early testing enables entrepreneurs to know what the market wants and what it does not. Mike usually validates results using market feedback and needs as he continues to develop the product.


To be productive involves focusing on the vital and most urgent matters that need to be straightened so as to nurture a daily high-level of productivity. He recommends rising up early to check and respond to all emails, then moving out to work personally with the team involved.


Mike Baur holds an MBA from University of Rochester, New York and an Executive MBA from the University of Berne.