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Emmaus Medical Carried Far by Friends and Family Funding

By Catherine Shaffer
Staff Writer

Friday, October 12, 2012
It was compassion that moved Yutaka Niihara to start Emmaus Medical Inc. more than 10 years ago. The hematologist and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), professor would have been content to continue with his medical practice and teaching, had it not been his passion for research and his desire to find a treatment for the intense pain crises his sickle cell patients suffered.

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