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Isaac Kinde: Finding cancer via altered genes

Baltimore biotech star aims to detect cancer mutations early

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10:58am, September 22, 2015
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DETECTION  Isaac Kinde, 31, is the chief scientific officer of PapGene, Inc. The company’s technologies can identify mutations commonly associated with cancer. 

Isaac Kinde, 31
Papgene, Inc. | Biotechnology
Graduate school: Johns Hopkins

Isaac Kinde became interested in medicine in elementary school. On Sundays, his father, a large-animal veterinarian, brought Isaac to work. “Seeing what disease could do to animals got me interested, piqued my curiosity,” Kinde says.

Kinde is chief scientific officer at PapGene, a small biotechnology startup in Baltimore founded in 2014. The company is producing advanced technologies to detect cancer before a tumor can cause symptoms or be picked up by an imaging scan. Kinde’s work is inspired by a simple idea: Cancers are much easier to treat when detected early. And that can translate into fewer deaths.

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