But solving a worldwide pandemic isn’t enough. Unlike Pharma, the goal of the Lautt family is to prevent people from getting sick in the first place. They believe they can detect type 2 decades before any current testing.
If they can detect type 2 diabetes decades earlier, they can prevent people from getting sick in the first place.
They’ll use their scientific methods and financial gains to illustrate that investing in upstream healthcare interventions can be cost-effective for governments and save families from decades of needless suffering.
100 years after the discovery of insulin by Dr. Frederick Banting and Charles Best, another group of Canadians have made the next leap forward in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. But the Lautt family does not want history to repeat itself when they bring hepatalin to market.
With insulin, Banting thought he was being altruistic by giving away the patent. 100 years later, we see the Banting's best intentions eroded by the exponential rise of the cost of insulin - especially in the United States - making a life saving medicine unattainable to many who need it most.
When the Lautt family founded SciMar, they decided that the financial gains of this breakthrough would be reinvested in revolutionizing healthcare, advancing science, and protecting the most marginalized.
‘Manitoba Moonshot’ will ask the tough questions about access to health care for marginalized communities across Canada, we are united with our northern neighbours and will focus on issues specific to the Indigenous community.
Lifestyle interventions that we know anecdotally help people. Well, SciMar is investing in clinical trials with these partners to be able to provide quantifiable data that illustrates that investing in an ounce of prevention is far more valuable and cost effective than waiting for someone to get sick.‘Manitoba Moonshot’ will ask the tough questions about access to health care for marginalized communities across Canada, we are united with our northern neighbours and will focus on issues specific to the Indigenous community.