Fierce Medical Device is reporting that “Tethys Bioscience and the U.S. Air Force are collaborating to study the impact of the PreDx test in helping prevent Type 2 diabetes among the service's retirees and dependents. . . . The study will assess the correlation between receiving comprehensive and individualized information about disease risk and the motivation to adopt a healthier lifestyle. . . . 'Our collaboration with the U.S. Air Force provides an optimal setting in which to prospectively demonstrate the value of PreDx DRS in enabling physicians and patients to determine what behavioral and dietary changes can be most effective in preempting disease in high risk individuals,' Tethys Chairman and CEO Mickey Urdea explains in a statement."
I'm very leery of medical device and product manufacturers "teaming up" with the military to do research (especially on a drug for diabetes). Is this the Air Force's mission? Last time I checked there was kinetic military action going on over the skies of Libya.
Why should taxpayers fund research for Tethys. I sure would like to see those CRDAs.