Indian Tech Entrepreneur on Mission to Democratise Healthcare

Friday, February 10, 2017

A leading Indian tech entrepreneur has decided to invest in a UK-based genomics data platform company to “democratise precision healthcare” and help pharmaceuticals develop targeted therapeutics. Ambarish Mitra, well known as the co-founder and CEO of Blippar – an augmented reality and computer vision based AI application platform – will invest in the Cambridge-based Global Gene Corp to bring medicine to the masses. “Global Gene Corp sits at the convergence point of genomic & life sciences, machine learning and big data technologies. They have fundamentally disrupted the business model to deliver a platform that is scalable and affordable – which is key to bringing precision medicine to the masses,” Mitra said.

Genomics seeks to sequence, assemble, and ultimately understand the function of genomes, the complete set of DNA within a single cell of an organism. The insights gained through genomics help scientists better understand disease and then develop more effective drug delivery systems and therapeutics.

Source: The Indian Express (link opens in a new window)

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