GABE TZEGHAI, PHD
- US National Academy
- Former International Director R&D P&G
- MS Columbia University
- PhD City University of New York
- 15 US and International Patents Issued
Dr. Tzeghai is co-founder and CEO of Summit Innovation Labs, the maker of OptiCel. He is also an elected member of the prestigious United States National Academy, Bio Medical Engineering Division. His leadership experiences in scientific research and business development include over 18 years as Health Care R&D Executive at the Procter & Gamble in the US and in international assignments.
Since his days in graduate school at Columbia University and City University of New York, Dr. Tzeghai wondered why we wait and try to manage symptoms of serious disease like cardiovascular disease (CVD) after the disease sets into the body and not endeavor to prevent it or at least delay the onset of the disease. He was in part motivated by his own family and friends’ history with CVD, which was the number one cause of death then and still even now. The question was what must be true for the scientific and medical community to move from disease management to true health care, prevention? The answer to this question was to come in multiple parts. First, one needed to define the mechanisms that onset disease at the cellular level, where disease, healing and prevention all start. Second, to develop technologies that holistically and efficiently address all the mechanisms that trigger the disease while also at the same time activating our natural abilities to fight diseases; abelites that get undermined by an onset of a disease.
Over the years he watched and contributed to the progress of medical sciences and health technologies and formulated a vision of what could be. By integrating his years of learning from various sources, he and others have been able to scientifically define the real causes of the onset of the CVD at a cellular level. With this road map in place it was not hard to see prevention is possible and that other chronic diseases like diabetes and arthritis share many of the same problemed pathways. This view on prevention is now endorsed by significant medical and health science institutes like, the World Health Organization, National Institute of Health, CDC, etc.
Over the past 7 years prevention became a well-defined mission for Dr. Tzeghai and was fortunately joined by equally motivated prominent cell and nutrition scientists, entrepreneurs and business leaders to organize and formulate a solution for the prevention mission. The team, through open innovation, non-traditional but scientific research and development effort formulated and scientifically validated OptiCel as the first-generation product targeted to help prevent and early treat onset of chronic diseases. Now, with safety and performance data in hand the team is ready to introduce this next frontier in medicine to the public.
“It has now become common sense that only prevention can get us to better quality of life, productively and affordable health care. My team and I are committed to putting science in the services of humanity partnering with any and all that support the mission and start the transition of medicine for current management of disease to true prevention.”