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Pfleger taking medical research out of the lab

40under40: Kevin Pfleger is on a mission to turn WA medical research into solutions for chronic disease.

Resilience, a dedicated team and a supportive family have been the key drivers of Kevin Pfleger's research and clinical success, which have sparked international interest from the likes of Takeda, Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company.

Dr Pfleger studies how hormones, neurotransmitters and pharmaceuticals work on cells in the body at the molecular level, and his findings so far have led to the co-invention of two medical approaches to tackling chronic disease.


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