Why Jeff Aronin Chose To Focus On Rare And Orphan Diseases

Entrepreneur Jeff Aronin once met with a physician who had a tough decision to make. This doctor had a child who was experiencing seizures. He had two options to treat the child. One of these was to perform a complex surgical procedure while the other viable choice was to use a medicine to eliminate the seizures. He thought it over and decided that the medicine would be the best choice. This turned out to be the right decision as the child didn’t need to be operated on and instead had their condition greatly improved with the medicine.

Helping people has been at the center of Jeff Aronin’s career throughout his time in the healthcare industry. He started a venture capital firm called Paragon Biosciences where he invests in healthcare company startups. His company also incubates these companies and helps them through the earliest stages of getting going. The types of companies that Jeff Aronin focuses on is those that are seeking cures for orphan and/or rare diseases that are not being sufficiently addressed.

After completing high school Jeff Aronin became a student at Northern Illinois University. After graduating from there with his bachelor’s degree he attended DePaul University and earned an MBA. He worked in the field of healthcare for a period of time before founding his first private venture company, Ovation Pharmaceuticals LLC. He was the chief executive officer of this company which was designed to help those who had conditions that were rare and unaddressed by the medical community.

Unlike most other healthcare entrepreneurs, Jeff Aronin hasn’t been focusing his career on finding the next huge blockbuster cure. He instead wants to help those patients who have diseases which are rare and haven’t been cured. While there isn’t as much money to be made in what Jeff Aronin does but he thinks that the people who have these diseases should have access to cures and what he and his company earn is sufficient for their efforts.

 

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