About Manisha Samy, ARK Analyst
Manisha joined ARK as a thematic analyst on the Genomic Revolution team in February 2016. Her focus is on Instrumentation, Targeted Therapeutics, Agricultural Biology, Diagnostics and Stem Cells.
Prior to ARK, Manisha worked as a management consultant for Kepler Cannon. Before that, she gained experience as a business solution analyst at Attensity America. Manisha graduated from Stanford with a Bachelor of Science in Science, Technology, and Society: Life Sciences and Biotechnology.
Research by Manisha Samy, ARK Analyst
April 18, 2017 | by Manisha Samy, ARK Analyst | Health
An Alzheimer’s treatment that converts the neurodegenerative disease from a cruel killer into a tolerable chronic condition could become the best selling drug in history.1 According to ARK’s estimates, the annual revenue associated with an effective Alzheimer’s treatment could approximate to $120 billion USD.2 While many companies have attempted to develop an effective treatment, not one has […]January 12, 2017 | by Manisha Samy, ARK Analyst | Health
The Promise DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) is the “source code” of life, and now we can edit and correct that code efficiently and cost-effectively should there be a disease-causing error. In other words, CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) gene editing could save millions of lives and cure thousands of genetic disorders, if it is to […]August 25, 2016 | by Manisha Samy, ARK Analyst | Health
Prime Time for Companion Diagnostics We think the drug approval process remains convoluted, costly, and time-consuming, but it is about to change. The increased adoption of Companion Diagnostics (CDx)—tests that identify the most suitable patients for a particular treatment—holds much promise. ARK expects that CDx will improve patient outcomes demonstrably, reduce research and development spending […]March 18, 2016 | by Manisha Samy, ARK Analyst | Health
Amid a global epidemic, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new guidelines for blood banks to prevent the contamination and transmission of the Zika virus. While whole blood donations are banned in Zika-endemic parts of the world, Cerus INTERCEPT would enable the safe collection and transfusion of plasma and platelets. Two years after […]