Ex-Nationwide Children’s researchers charged with stealing, selling research

Ex-Nationwide Children’s researchers charged with stealing, selling research


BREAKING NEWS FROM NBC4 DARLENE: UNDER ARREST FOR STEALING TRADE SECRETS FROM NATIONWIDE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL. AND STARTING THEIR OWN COMPANY IN CHINA. THANKS FOR JOINING US AT 5 IM DARLENE HILL. MARK: IM MARK TAYLOR THE U-S ATTORNEYS OFFICE SAYS THE FORMER DUBLIN COUPLE MADE MONEY OFF RESEARCH THAT STARTED IN COLUMBUS. MARK: NBC4 DANIELLE AVITABLE WAS IN FEDERAL COURT AND JOINS US LIVE… DANIELLE: THE COUPLE WORKED IN LABS AT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOR 10 YEARS. THEY WORKED ON RESEARCH AND TREATMENT FOR A RANGE MEDICAL CONDITIONS. NOW THEY ARE BEING CHARGED FOR SELLING THAT INFORMATION IN CHINA. DANIELLE: YU ZHOU AND LI CHEN WERE ARRESTED BACK IN JULY IN CALIFORNIA WHERE THEY WERE CURRENTLY LIVING. THEY RESIGNED FROM NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN THE YEARS OF 2017 AND 2018. THEY WORKED IN MEDICAL RESEARCH LABS FOR EXOSOMES WHICH TREAT SEVERAL MEDICAL CONDITIONS SUCH AS LIVER CANCER AND LIVER FIBROSIS. THE COUPLE IS BEING ACCUSED OF STEALING THAT CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY TO CHINA IN 2015 AND STARTING THEIR OWN BUSINESS THERE WITHOUT THE HOSPITALS KNOWLEDGE. THEY ARE ALSO ACCUSED OF GETTING PATENTS AND ADVERTISING PRODUCTS RELATING TO THEIR RESEARCH AT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. I SPOKE WITH THE WIFE’S DEFENSE ATTORNEY. HERE’S WHAT HE HAD TO SAY. SOT: STEVE NOLDER / DEFENSE ATTORNEY 15:00;01 “SHE PLEAD NOT GUILTY TO THAT AND THE GOVERNMENT GAVE US A LOT OF DISCOVERY TODAY AND IT’S GOING TO TAKE TIME TO GO THROUGH THAT”” BEN GLASSMAN/ US ATTORNEY SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO 5:16 “UNFORTUNATELY WHEN YOU EVEN TAKE THOSE REASONABLE MEASURES WHEN YOU HAVE SOMEONE ON THE INSIDE WITH THE INTENT OF COMMITTED FRAUD THAT’S WHAT YOU HAVE HERE” DANIELLE: I TRIED TALKING WITH THE HUSBANDS ATTORNEY ONCE THE PRE TRIAL WAS DONE BUT HE DIDN’T HAVE MUCH TO SAY. THE COUPLE IS BEING DETAINED UNTIL THE TRIAL BEGINS LATER THIS YEAR LOCAL FOR YOU IN COLUMBUS DA NBC4 MARK: THE LABOR DAY DEATH OF VICTORIA SCHAFER IN HOCKING HILLS STATE PARK STILL UNSOLVED TONIGHT. DARLENE: TODAY – FAMILY MEMBERS AND

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