In this interview, Albert Di Rienzo shares how One Health Group is bringing holistic, personalized healthcare to animals to help them live better lives.
In his 30 years of experience in medicine, Di Rienzo — who is also an AI-focused computer scientist and forensic scientist — has introduced more than 100 solutions used by major corporations such as Philips Medical and Siemens Medical. He's also served as a professor at the Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute at Syracuse University. One of thirteen people appointed to the National BioDefense Science Board, focusing on medical diagnostics ignited his passion for animal health. Spurred on by the lack of advancements he saw in veterinary medicine, he was motivated to found his fifth startup, One Health Group, five years ago.
The intersection of humans, animal health, and environmental variables, Di Rienzo notes, impacts both humans and animals via disease. While the human health sector has made much progress over time, he says veterinary advancements have been far slower in increasing the quality and longevity of animals' lives.
Pointing out a 12-13% loss rate when calves or piglets are born, he notes the effect it has on farmers and producers through its impact on dairy products and feedstock supply. Clinical and pharmaceutical researchers who conduct rodent testing are also affected by the void in medical advancements for companion and production animals, he says, and notes that it's part of what led him to launch One Health Group.
One Health Group focuses on bringing breakthrough animal care solutions to the market for screening, monitoring, diagnostics, and therapeutics. Di Rienzo says the ultimate goal is to provide better clinical outcomes for animals by putting the right…