Se­nior Ab­b­Vie li­ai­son quits job to launch neu­ro start­up, with sights set on ALS

About a year ago, Howard Berman was sit­ting in a wait­ing room at Hous­ton Methodist Hos­pi­tal with his fa­ther, who was show­ing cog­ni­tive loss. They were there to see Joseph Mas­deu, one of the lead­ing neu­rol­o­gists in the area.

“You know what?” Berman re­calls Mas­deu say­ing. “Why don’t you meet with Dr. Stan Ap­pel, he’s work­ing on some very in­no­v­a­tive work in the field of neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive dis­ease.”

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