Praesens Foundation Consortium Wins Prix Galien MedStartUp Award
BRUSSELS, Belgium; PARIS, France; SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.; OMAHA, Neb. – October 24, 2019 –
The Praesens Foundation, the Institut Pasteur, the Institut Pasteur de Dakar, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Twist Bioscience Corporation today announced in New York City that the consortium is the winner of the Prix Galien MedStartUp award in the category: 'Best Collaboration Dedicated to the Developing or Underserved Populations Worldwide'. The consortium works together to develop, quantify and scale up a range of innovative solutions on the continent of Africa to ensure better preparedness and response to infectious disease outbreaks. This includes assays to rapidly identify pathogens developed for and by low and middle income countries that are not necessarily addressed by the traditional diagnostic players and will benefit the communities that need it most.
Co-founded by the Galien Foundation and Business France, the Prix Galien – Medstartup encourages and rewards the most promising startups in healthcare formed through international partnerships. The program brings together innovators and stakeholders to facilitate rapid adoption and encourages the diffusion of new technologies to improve the state of human health.
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