A Dutch entrepreneur curing his ALS disease became BIO’s Superhero

22/06/2015 - 3 minutes

Each year, BIO Philadelphia awards the Everyday Superheroes of Biotech Industry. Here’s the story of Bernard Muller, co-founder of Treeway, a Dutch biotech company focused on the treatment of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Bernard Muller is an extraordinary person, being himself a ALS patient and an entrepreneur who started his own Biotech company.

Last week, we were talking about the world’s biggest biotech congress, which took place in Philadelphia. Besides organizing conferences, meetings and shows, BIO also awards the key actors of the industry. The Everyday Superhero Biotech prize offers members of the biotech community the opportunity to nominate their best and brightest colleagues striving to heal, fuel, and feed the world through groundbreaking innovations. Finally, the lucky nominated are submitted to a public vote. This Award is a prize giving the winner and his company considerable visibility.

This year, in the Pharma/Biotech group challengers were:

  • Neal & Louisa Carter for the creation of the first biotechnology-based tree fruits delivering product innovations that benefit the whole supply chain,

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