Obesity

'In MedTech History' - Bariatric Surgery

'In MedTech History' - Bariatric Surgery

Amidst a growing counterculture sparked by the Vietnam War and the US civil rights movement, bariatric surgery as we know it today had its beginnings in 1965 in a research laboratory at the University of Iowa. Today, as obesity reaches epidemic proportions, bariatric surgery has established its place as the most effective treatment for achieving substantial weight loss and improving or even resolving comorbid conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea, especially in the morbidly obese.

S1E2: 'Meet the Innovators' - Jason McKeown, CEO, Modius Health

S1E2: 'Meet the Innovators' - Jason McKeown, CEO, Modius Health

Meet Jason McKeown, co-founder and CEO of Neurovalens, an independent “careable technology” company whose Modius Health platform is using neuroscience with the goal of solving the mega-problems of obesity, diabetes, epilepsy, migraine, arthritis, anxiety, depression, and if that's not enough, even long-term space travel. In this candid interview onsite in Dublin with our Associate Analyst Kayleen Brown, CEO Jason McKeown talks about his inspiration and early experiences in co-founding the company, his current priorities, and the surprises and lessons he has learned so far in his start-up journey.