The World Economic Forum (WEF) has selected the health technology company, 54gene as one of the 100 most promising technology pioneers of 2021.
The World Economic Forum’s ‘Technology Pioneers’ are early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the use of new technologies and innovation that are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.
As a technology pioneer, 54gene would contribute to the Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues.
Head of the Global Innovators Community, WEF, Susan Nesbitt, said, “We are excited to welcome 54gene to our 2021 cohort of Technology Pioneers. The technology company and its fellow pioneers are developing technologies that can help society solve some of its most pressing issues. We look forward to their contribution to the World Economic Forum in its commitment to improving the state of the world.”
In his reaction, the CEO of 54gene, Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong said, “It is truly an honour to be recognised as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. This is testament to the outstanding collective output of the 54gene team to address global health disparities, and to imagine a world where precision medicine applies equally to all irrespective of one’s geographical location or economic status.”