The tiniest features of different enzymes and membrane proteins, that take part in drug metabolism, are determined genetically. These features affect the function of these molecules which means that every one of us processes same drugs differently.
Side effects are often an unwanted companion for an unsuitable medication. They have a tendency of reducing the quality of life and should be an alarm for the medical staff. However, the side effects are unfortunately often being medicated with another medication, and this can lead into a heavy usage of unnecessary medications.
Understanding genetics is fairly simple and straightforward. But how to implement the data into practice - that's where in-depth understanding steps in. One can find out their whole genome for about 1,000 € - but what do you do with all that information?
Wednesday morning looks rainy and foggy from the 26th floor at Gothia Towers - a hotel hosting the annual health tech conference MIE2018 (Medical Informatics Europe) alongside with Vitalis 2018 fair. The crème de la crème of the health industry from Sweden and the neighbouring countries have gathered here for this week.
We are all unique with different looks, heights and shades. Taking a step further, all living creatures are very different. Whether you are a banana or a human, a huge difference in practical terms. Impossible to mistake one for the other.
Ä.L.Y. stands for Intelligent Personalized Medicine - this event truly lived up to its name.
Have to be said, that I had my expectations set high regarding this event. When you put together top of the range speakers from the field of intelligent medication, 3D medical printing and genotype specific medicine, the result cannot not be anything but marvelous.