Our first speaker on July 24 will be Dr. William R. Reisacher, professor of Otolaryngology of Weill-Cornell Medical Center in New York City. This website has been following Dr. Reisacher’s invention, Intrommune for years as it makes it way through the labyrinth of clinical trials as an alternative to OIT and SLIT. Like many other novel medical ideas, Intrommune sprang from a Eureka moment, which Bill described in a Q&A we conducted in 2018:
My “eureka” moment came when I was brushing my teeth one morning. I was thinking about an article I just read about the immune cells in the mouth and, as I stared into the mirror I realized that the foam was coating all the areas of the mouth where special cells, called Langerhans cells, are in highest numbers. If I could just get these extracts into a great toothpaste, then I could have a really safe and effective treatment for allergies that would also be easy to use every day from home. I almost choked on my toothpaste!
For the full Q&A,click here