When AI Gets Under Your Skin

Ben Hwang discusses how injectable biosensors will flip the healthcare equation on its head and his journey from Dodger bat boy to CEO.

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Ben Hwang
Ben Hwang

CEO at Profusa

Ben is the Chairman and CEO of Profusa, which is leading the development of injectable biosensors with the goal of transforming personal and societal health and wellness by making our body’s chemistry easily accessible.

You fundamentally then flip the healthcare equation up on its head, which we all want to [do], to go from a very expensive lagging indicator of curing to a very much more inexpensive leading indicator to preventing.
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Ben Hwang 1

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Ben Hwang 2
They just took pity on me. I got one of the fellowships on the spot with a blank resume. God’s honest, a true story. I fell in love with science from that moment on.

When you could actually benefit one, two, 3% — that fundamentally changes how the government thinks about healthcare spending. In certain parts of the world, when you can change their healthcare equation, it fundamentally changes the way their economics and education is developed.
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Ben Hwang 3

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