Son's illness drives Israeli finance whiz to help find cure
Israeli Ilan Ganot left his JP Morgan job to embark on the quest for a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
When the 2-year-old son of Israeli Ilan Ganot was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, an incurable degenerative disease, the former hedge fund specialist decided he had a role to play in finding a cure. So he used his finance and investment clout to set up a company for developing treatments – and raised $17 million so it could get to work.
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