Sarah Marshall

Sarah Marshall is a Columnist at Grit Daily. Based in Florida, she covers events related to regional economic growth, politics, and the environment. Sarah writes an environmental column for The Muslim News, and curates a blog that showcases her travels through Asia.

ImmuneFx Gene Therapy Could be a Game Changer for Cancer Treatment

Morphogenesis, a clinical stage company that develops novel cell and gene therapies, based out of Tampa, recently got FDA approval to expand human clinical trials with an innovative cancer therapeutic. Grit Daily interviewed Morphogenesis CEO Dr. Patricia Lawman to get more information about this technology that could potentially be a game-changer in regard to cancer treatment. ImmuneFx is currently being studied in advanced Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma...

The Future of Walkable Cities

Coronavirus has people reassessing their plans for the future. Governments, too, from the local to federal levels, have had their agendas put on hold. Activists who had been pushing legislators toward investment into green infrastructure, like walkable cities, are now unsure what they will prioritize. Constituents may not want to see investment in things that aren’t directly going to the cause of stopping the virus so that they can get back to their “normal” lives. When it comes to walkable...

Florida-Based Entrepreneurs Trying to Save Small, Independent Restaurants

Coronavirus has brought an air of fear around everything – from touching people to the money in our bank accounts. Small businesses, in particular, are at high risk of closing their doors for good. Some believe that the pandemic will mean the end of small shops and restaurants, and that only large chains will remain – the ones that already ruled their respective markets. In an attempt to save small businesses, some companies are getting creative. Loyal Cast, based out of central Florida, has a...

Rideshare Advertising Company, Nickelytics is Expanding into Europe

Nickelytics, a Tampa-based startup focused on subsidizing transportation costs, recently graduated from the TechStars Smart Mobility Accelerator Program in Turin, Italy. It has now decided to expand its operation into Europe. Their Demo Day had to be done virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the pitch mentioned how the marketing landscape is changing. Consumers want more targeted advertisements, and if the industry doesn’t keep up it will “fall further into irrelevancy,” according to...

Pharmacy Benefit Managers Are the Real Reason Behind Skyrocketing Drug Prices

Why are drug costs so high in America? If you ask Bernie Sanders, he will tell you that it’s due to the greed of the pharmaceutical industry. If you remember when “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, made the price of the life saving drug Daraprim 5,000% higher overnight, you may agree with this assessment. But, there is more to the story, and it has to do with Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM’s). Within the healthcare industry, there are pharmaceutical...

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