THERANOS UPSTAGED BY TOSHIBA?

THERANOS UPSTAGED BY TOSHIBA?

Wow...Β  I mean, wow...

Although today's blog concerns a short, and not very informative article, it's a whopper doozie. (And a big thank you to S.H. for spotting it and passing it along). But first a bit of context before we get to today's article and high octane speculation.

If you're a regular reader here, you might recall that one of the stories that fascinates me is that of Elizabeth Holmes, and her Silicon Valley start-up, Theranos. The name "Theranos" was Holmes' idea to combine "therapy" with "diagnosis", because according to her, her company was developing a technology that would be able to test blood for a whole panel of diseases. The catch was, that Holmes claimed she had developed a concept and technology to do so (1) from a few droplets of blood, and (2) do so in the home, with a small unit about the size of a desktop computer or printer, and that the machine would analyze the sample and produce results within a few hours. No more waiting for days and days for laboratory results; no more giving syringe after syringe of blood.

Within a few months of starting Theranos, Holmes was well on her way to becoming a billionaire; she was smart, attractive, articulate, and the darling of media talk shows and magazine articles about her, her idea, and her company. And her company, Theranos, had begun to attract some very big names to its board: Riley Bechtel, former Secretary of State George Schulz, General Mattis, Henry Kissinger, just to name a few. The military interest is explainable: imagine being able to do such blood tests on the battle field with a small portable unit. And there was a further implication of her claims: testing for diseases via chemical signatures in the blood would allow for very early detection without the need for more embarrassing tests for cervical or prostrate cancers, and so on.Β  Early detection could equal early treatment, and early treatment, especially in the case of cancers, could lead to remissions and cures.

The whole problem with Holmes' claims was she was never completely forthright about how it would work. Assuming she was not committing egregious fraud (and I don't believe she was), such a concept would require a complete revolution in technology and medical testing, and again, if you're a regular reader here, you'll know my prior speculations on this claim assumed that Holmes was testing at the quantum level. I've blogged about technologies and discoveries about the passage of light from crystal to liquid: at the boundary condition between the two, unique light waves are created in response to the medium. In my speculation, it was a very different kind of spectroscopy that Holmes was after. (See:

UPDATE: THAT STRANGE THERANOS STORY, AND ITS OPTICAL PATENTS

and see

UPDATE: OPTICAL PHASE CONJUGATION, BIOLOGICAL TISSUE, AND THERANOS

As the above blogs point out, there did exist concepts in biophysics similar to what I was guessing Holmes was after, and one regular reader of this website even sent along a Theranos patent that seemed to confirm my speculations in a broad was, for the patent called for the use of a prism, a crystal, in its devices. Regardless, HolmesΒ  went on to be indicted for fraud, and the value of her company collapsed.

But now there's yet another twist in the story. The famous Japanese company of Toshiba is now making a similar claim:

Toshiba creates a device that detects 13 types of cancer with a single drop of blood

Note, that in Toshiba's case at least, the claim is very similar to that of Holmes and Theranos: just a few drops of blood will be all that is needed to test for a whole panel of cancers; only the breadth of Toshiba's claim appears to be narrower than Holmes'; Toshiba is testing for specific cancers, whereas Holmes' claims were not restricted, so far as I know, to cancers:

Toshiba announced Monday the development of a technology capable of detecting up to 13 types of cancer from a single drop of blood, and with an accuracy of 99 percent.

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Specifically, the new test will be used to detect gastric, esophageal, pulmonary, hepatic, biliary, pancreatic, intestinal, ovarian, prostate, bladder and breast cancers, as well as sarcoma and glioma.

Toshiba has created a chip and a small device that carries out the diagnosis in less than two hours. (Emphasis in the original)

Now, you can color me "very suspicious," for it would seem all but obvious that there may be some sort of relationship between Toshiba's claims for its device, and the original claims of Holmes. So we're confronted with a "problematic": is Toshiba making fraudulent claims? That's very unlikely; Toshiba's reputation for high-tech advanced engineering is so well-known it hardly needs any explaining. If it says it can do it, it probably can. So that means that Holmes' claims are not as far-fetched and fraudulent as certain reports on Theranos's claims say they are.

To put it country simple: why does Toshiba get a pass, and Theranos does not?

And that leads to more disturbing "high octane questions." If the fundamental idea that Holmes had is true, why then does it appear that someone did not want her involved with the elaboration of her concept, and the development of the accompanying technology? Was the fraud case against Holmes and Theranos for the express purpose of stealing her technology? Toshiba did not steal it, because as far as I know, the Japanese company does not appear in the chain and any principals involved with Holmes. More likely Toshiba heard about Holmes and her idea and concepts, studied some Theranos patents, and decided it was an area worthy of investigation and development. But that raises another disturbing question: who did shut her down, and why?

Or to put it country simple once again, the Toshiba story just raised big questions about Holmes, Theranos, and the whole surrounding legal quagmire. There's something going on with this story, and we have yet to find enough clues to know what it is. Rest assured though, it's probably very big, and very murky.

See you on the flip side...

33 thoughts on “THERANOS UPSTAGED BY TOSHIBA?”

  1. link for wheeler’s book (I have not read it)
    https://archive.org/details/magnetism1small/page/n14

    Toshiba should change their name to Fukushiba, and announce an effort to detect and cure Fukutonium* Disease

    All this should be easier than an evacuation of Tokyo which was just about to happen 8 years ago, and ought to have happened.

    2000 radioactive isotopes, no known technology to get near melted down reactor cores, 2000 co-morbid diseases before any cancer gets you, and the results to the genome not evident until after gen 2 (say starting in 10 years time).(British Themes TV 1984 tv movie Threads, final scene).
    so whoopy they have a blood test for 13 cancers.

    remember avery rockefellers raw crude oil that was a ‘CURE FOR ALL CANCERS (and in fine print) … except those too far gone” . about as far gone as A.R. was from Dodge when the folks came after him with tar and feathers, and that was just on thanksgiving.

    * TM Kevin Blanch.

  2. I may be wrong to think this way but the way I have seen things for some time now is if someone have something there will always be someone or some thing waiting to take it from the other, it does not matter if it is grater or lesser.

    If it is a trinket in your tent, or your last pair of pants, your business idea or your business, there will always be someone the will justly or unjustly liberate anyone and everyone from the desired object.

    I call it: Kill you for your eye teeth, throw you in the ditch and come back for your shoes because they forgot to take them also.

    1. I guess what I’m saying is everyone does this to each other. It does not matter if you are rich or poor, it is inherently in people. The issue is in most all of us. It is us doing this.

  3. When it comes to Toshiba bringing out this device, this may have something to do with the Japanese culture more than anything else.
    Japanese are almost obsessed with their health and because of it are on a par with the US when it comes to popping pills. BigPharma is only too happy to oblige.
    This obsession also includes tech gadgets that can diagnose anything they think may be wrong with them (which they seem to think is the case all the time, constantly worrying about it, a problem in itself). So this blood-tester is going to be very popular with the Japanese public which in turn is going to increase visits to their local GP because the machine told them something is wrong. Again, BigPharma will happily oblige any recommended treatment.
    In other words, diagnoses of these dis-eases will increase in line (more or less) with the amount of blood-testers sold. The more are sold, the more diagnoses, the more money to be made.
    The more people will worry, hooking themselves up to that machine a daily basis. It becomes a vicious circle.

    Now for the kicker.
    I just typed “toshiba blood tester” into the search engine and got this Japan Times article on the subject:
    “https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/11/25/business/corporate-business/toshiba-test-cancer-blood/”.

    Funny how the following information was left out of that “Infinity Explorers” article.

    In its five-year business strategy from April 2019, Toshiba has positioned medical businesses, including genome analysis and cell diagnosis, among key growth pillars along with automation, batteries and digital solutions using artificial intelligence.

    Hmmm…..

  4. Very interesting. Toshiba definitely gives an edge to the issue. The big question is whether this is some kind of fundamental breakthrough in science or just miniaturization/repackaging of current technology. Eventually, patents from Toshiba or even dismantling of fielded products should give us this answer…

    In the broader picture, I am afraid I have grown cynical. I no longer believe the PTB has the care and feeding of humanity as their goal. So, stated goals are a cover for whatever true intentions for use which they have. I lean toward field use to track-down certain individuals/groups for which the PTB have interest. Individuals who cannot be held in indefinite custody, for whatever reason…

  5. A few months ago I was listening to a podcast with Dr Jack Kruse, he was discussing the many dangers of 5G, among those being the issue of not being able to trust the lab results of any blood drawn from a patient if that vile of blood would then travel in a 5G environment to be tested in a lab. Apparently, 5G will alter the blood sample significantly enough to scramble the results, which could then lead to improper treatment being ordered by the Doctor. Doctors rely heavily on lab results when diagnosing. I know there are already 5G hospitals planned in Chicago and North Carolina and I’m sure other cities as well. Dr Kruse spoke of the need to be able to test the blood close to where it is drawn from the patient – to avoid it having to travel ( think of a vile of blood going via fedex on a plane through a 5G airport to a lab in another destination) I remember thinking to myself, I wonder if that Theranos machine would have solved the problem? I’m pretty sure the powers that shouldn’t be were/are aware of this 5G dilemma with blood samples. If what Dr Kruse is stating is true, can you imagine the absolute mess this could create and how many people would inevitably die from improper diagnosis and treatment? I wondered if perhaps some of the Elites wanted to keep the technology for themselves a bit longer, rather than allow us pheasants to have it.

  6. Dear Doc, and everybody…this literately knocked me out of my chair….you HAVE TO watch this….i can’t believe the synchronicity…i…can’t even….just listen to what Ken Wheeler(wrote THE BOOK on magnetism) says right after Eric Dollards story about the blackout he caused…this IS EXACTLY WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT HERE!!!!! Go to minute 30:33 …its about blood and magnetism… put your elastic hat on, lest you want to gather up your brains off the wall afterward….words fail me, PLEASE WATCH!!!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnmL6CwIAv4

      1. If ya really wanna go deep….Uncle Clif set me off on this path … something about the all the “particle” stuff NEVER rang true, for me… check out this little mind bender. ( also, root thru his channel for the physics/philosophy stuff….it will challenge EVERYTHING you think you know…AND make sense…its ALL FIELDS!!!)
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FrjKhmlXek
        PS; near the end he says Einstein when he means Tesla.

        1. Just to be clear.
          This free copy was created and published by Ken Wheeler himself, linked to in many of his magnetism videos. So you’re not ripping off his work by downloading it.

    1. GD, yes, these ESTC conference videos are a wealth of information. Anything with Eric Dollard in it or anyone promoting his work has my full attention.
      Bring counter-space (the Aether) into the picture and suddenly you have truly unified physics, explains gravity and magnetism (and electricity itself).
      Ken Wheeler can create a tornado in a tube using those principles. Anything he shows under the ferrocell is revealing.

      What actually blew me away the most when it comes to magnetism is that two opposing magnets (North/South pole) 𝙙𝙀 𝙣𝙀𝙩 π™–π™©π™©π™§π™–π™˜π™© 𝙩𝙀𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙨 π™šπ™–π™˜π™ π™€π™©π™π™šπ™§ but to the central point between them π™žπ™£ π™˜π™€π™ͺπ™£π™©π™šπ™§-𝙨π™₯π™–π™˜π™š.
      Man, was that a DING DING DING moment for me.

      1. Your welcome.
        Something else i caught….its off this posts topic, but one discussed here often.
        I’m no electrician by any measure, just simple stuff…(closed systems…cars, motorbikes, basic house wiring..) but Dollard mentions in more than one of his vid’s about how PG&E (and at this point all others too) has the grid wired all wrong… way over my head, but something about 3-phase being conventionally wired “Delta” vs. a “Y” arraignment now ….the Y thing requires another wire ( way more $$) and is not really properly grounded, and get this…makes it way more unstable, AND highly vulnerable to high static/electric atmospheric charge….he says something about it causing backward moving field that can cause EMP-“Carrington event” type stuff, like your METER BOX BURNING UP!!!! Sound familiar?
        Combine this with spraying and weather manipulation( and maybe even a little “pulse” from a satellite?) and you got EXACTLY what we’ve been witnessing in Cali and other places…..a disaster capitalists wet dream come true. The “bad” engineering Dollard speaks of ( he even mentions not understanding why you would do something so dumb!) looks like a necessary set-up for whats currently(HA!) going on.
        Thanks everybody, GD.

        1. Sounds like builders using cardboard lined with wax to sheath over 2×4 walls in an area requiring fireproofing with layers of drywall on concrete block. Curious how Dollard dealt with this in his own house.

  7. Prepare yourselves for the pan-ultimate Dark Ages brought to us by the usual suspects. Since at least post 1945 there has been a suspended animation across the board of all technological development and degrading of being a biological and the deification of the artificial if I was Toshiba I be watching my back accidents can be arranged along with legal shenanigans to put them in their place.

  8. This reminds me of the controversy around Leader Techologies and their social media patents that were purportedly stolen and given to FB. And the old stories about Inslaw.

  9. As in Ai where the holy grail is a general intelligence; rather than an AI that is narrowly parametered, as into winning a game of GO.
    Thereby there are a beyond count number economic avenues to capitalize on.
    There’s money in blood. Real blood billionaire type opportunities, down many globalized/commericialized internet avenues, highways, and byways. And brick and mortar 3D McDonald-type print locations on the spot.

    White Rabbit

      1. So why not America reaping the fame & fortune?

        Qui Bono?

        Fee Fi Fo Fum
        I smell the blood of a internationalist cartel.
        The usual suspect signature of their bloodlines
        runs along black market trade routes; very hidden; even through various methods like blackmail, suicideds, and other nefarious forms of control.
        If one where to trace this blood trail’ would it eventually lead to THE hidden system of finance?

  10. The eternal warrior perspective is to approach all things to be weaponized. Billionaire dreams are just soap opera. Hollywood starlets are laughing concubines, awaiting Sun Tzu’s haircut.

    In 2005, we compared ashtanga yoga, to the eight legged steed of Odin. We concluded, that the former is a clichΓ© of tradition, whereas the latter is closer to the original Druidic source.

    The β€œdiametrical opposition” is only present in the latter. Without it, a crucial component is missing, when racing the cycle – orbiting the gravity well – becoming a grandfather paradox.

    Eternal life is bloodline.

  11. If I were to venture a guess; most likely for the same reason author Jennifer Jaynes was found murdered, er “suicided”, for what she revealed with her book “Malice” with the usual “two bullets to the brain” method, so preferred by those who object to cutting into big pharma’s profits here in the USSA.

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