Proteona Co-founder Gene Yeo Wins 2019 Xconomy Award San Diego for Big Ideas
Innovative combined genomic and proteomic analysis platform for Immuno-Oncology and Single Cell BioMedical Applications
SINGAPORE, 29 May 2019 - The Proteona team would like to congratulate Prof. Gene Yeo, the scientific co-founder, for winning the first Xconomy Award San Diego for Big Ideas. The winners of Xconomy Award San Diego represent the top talent in life sciences and healthtech in San Diego.
Prof. Gene Yeo is a Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine in the University of California San Diago, and a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore. His research interest covers multiple areas including gene expression, computational biology, and genomics. Besides Proteona, he has been involved in several biotech start-up companies that are bringing new technologies from the lab to application.
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Proteona Pte. Ltd. is a biomedical company in Singapore, Germany, and the US that is pioneering the use of single cell proteogenomics to improve clinical outcomes in cancer. Using a combination of innovative single cell assays and AI-assisted bioinformatics, Proteona provides a comprehensive sample to answer service that enables users to phenotype cells using standard protein markers and gain a deeper understanding of cell activity based upon their gene expression profiles. Proteona is a spin-off from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Proteona is leading an international alliance to develop neutralizing antibodies against coronaviruses including SARS-CoV-2. In addition, Proteona supports partners developing COVID-19 therapies and vaccines by providing single cell immune profiling services.