The History of LA BioMed

1952

Research

Attending Staff Association set up a non-profit foundation to study most difficult challenges in medicine, to later become LA BioMed

1950

1960

Reproductive Health

Successful fertilization through artificial implantation of the ovum, which would lead to the first ovum transfer birth 20 years later

1960

1969

Paramedics and Nurse Practitioners

Dr. Criley creates paramedic model for emergency care; LA BioMed conducts first training programs for Nurse Practitioners

1969

1970

Cholesterol Test

LA BioMed researcher introduces a test for high cholesterol that is still in use today

1970

1974

Thyroid Deficiency

Dr. Delbert Fisher develops Thyroid Deficiency Test for newborns

1977

Human Growth Hormone

Dr. Albert Parlow participates in the first purification of human growth hormone

1980

Lung Surfactant

Dr. Alan Jobe develops synthetic lung surfactants that allow premature infants with underdeveloped lungs to breathe

1980

1984

Ovum Transfer

Dr. John Buster performs first ovum transfer, forerunner of in vitro fertilization

1990

Eye Infections

Dr. Isenberg manufactures low-cost eye drops to treat eye infections in newborns, especially effective in developing countries

1990

1995

Breast Cancer

Dr. Iraj Khalkhali achieves advances in noninvasive breast cancer detection

1999

Hurler-Scheie Syndrome

Dr. Emil Kakkis develops Enzyme Replacement Therapy to treat Hurler- Scheie Syndrome

2000

COPD

Dr. Richard Casaburi creates new exercise-based rehab strategies for COPD patients

2000

2001

Sickle Cell Disease

Spin-off Emmaus Medical develops low-cost therapy for sickle cell disease

2005

Submental Fat

Collaborator Kythera Biopharmaceuticals develops injectable drug to eliminate the double chin

2007

Nosocomial Infections

Dr. John Edwards and team work on vaccine for nosocomial infections

2012

ER Pediatric Readiness

Dr. Marianne Gausche-Hill launches survey to assess Emergency Department Pediatric Readiness nationwide

2013

Infant Heart Monitors

Spin-off QT Medical develops infant heart monitors to prevent SIDS and test for congenital heart disorders

2014

Heart Disease

Dr. Matthew Budoff conducts study showing garlic may control or reverse heart disease

2015