Saturday, May 1, 2010

Extraordinary Measures

I decided to take some time off today to watch the movie Extraordinary Measures. I loved it! It is one of my favorite "medicine-based" movies.

It is about a family with 2 kids who have Pompe's disease and how their parents create a foundation that plays the major role in developing a drug for the disease (the drug is a replacement enzyme that can enter the cell and perform the functions of the deficient enzyme). What is amazing about this movie is that it is based on the true story behind the development of the drug "Myozyme" (alglucosidase alpha) by the company Genzyme which has been available since 2006. Go to to learn more about the drug. I strongly suggest you watch the movie Extaordinary Measures.

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