Dr. Tore Curstedt – Inventor of drug that saved 4 Million premature babies
Dr. Tore Curstedt co-invented the drug called Curosurf [with Dr. Bengt Robertson]. Curosurf treats infant respiratory distress syndrome [IRDS] in prematurely born babies. He is the former assistant director at the Karolinska University Hospital Clinical Laboratory. Biography and introduction:
Hello from Stockholm. We’re with Dr. Tore Curstedt, who is the former assistant director at the Karolinska University Hospital Clinical Laboratory. It’s the largest laboratory in northern Europe. Dr. Curstedt has dedicated his life to saving lives of prematurely born babies around the world. He co-invented the drug called Curosurf [with Dr. Bengt Robertson]. It’s the drug that helps treat respiratory distress syndrome in prematurely born babies. Dr. Curstedt is author of 14 patents and over 200 scientific publications. His work has been recognized by major international awards, including Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences’ Eriksson’s Prize, the Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation Prize, and the Chiesi Prize for Excellence in Neonatology. Dr. Curstedt, hello and welcome! – Thank you very much.