As part of our continuing series featuring interviews with some of the leading players in the field of ALS research, drug development, and treatment, Prize4Life spoke with Dr. Ed Kaye, currently the Chief Medical Officer at AVI BioPharma and the former Group Vice President and Therapeutic Head for Lysosomal Storage Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases at Genzyme Corporation. Dr. Kaye serves on Prize4Life's Scientific Advisory Board. In this video, he shares his thoughts on the recent $1M ALS Biomarker Prize award, the importance of private funding to complement public funding of ALS research, and the potential of the incentive prize model in biomedical research.
You can watch all of the extended interviews by subscribing to our YouTube channel here. You can also view the original video these interviews were collected for, 'Driving Breakthroughs in ALS Research: Prize4Life and the $1M ALS Biomarker Prize,' below.