Dr. Hoffman’s proposal looks to a future where personalized “precision” medicine is the norm, and asks this question: Abnormal body temperature is a key differential in many diagnoses, from bacterial infection to traumatic head injury; So isn’t it essential that we have data on the variability in baseline “normal” body temperature? Dr. Hoffman proposes to use the Raiing Medical iThermonitor to study baseline “normal” body temperature to see if “precise” detection of temperature anomalities in specific subjects can improve detection of infections.
In addition to earning a spot in the April 23 Final Smackdown, Dr. Hoffman also wins ten iThermonitor devices from Raiing Medical with which to conduct his trial.
Jim Ryan has spent the past 20 years building global markets for US-based telecommunications and enterprise technology companies. Mr. Ryan exited five startups (2 IPOs, 2 acquisitions, 1 Chapter 11) and now uses his expertise as one of the three founding partners of Farpoint Ventures helping startups from the US quickly build global sales channels and bring in revenues from overseas markets. Mr. Ryan has closed over $1B in export business for startups.Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a Master's degree from Osaka University. He is a native speaker of Japanese, and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese and French.In between meetings, he has climbed Mt. Rainier three times, finished the Boston Marathon and Cape Cod Marathon, climbed Mt. Washington in all four seasons and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 10 times. He holds a Private Pilot license and enjoys flying his Cessna 172 around New England and beyond.
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