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These 5 startups are developing solutions for faster TB diagnoses
AarogyaAI is aimed at providing a faster diagnosis of drug-resistance in patients by uploading a DNA sequence of the patient to its software. Its machine learning algorithm analyses the DNA and gives a report about the patient’s comprehensive drug susceptibility status.
Illumina Accelerator Welcomes First Global Cohort of Genomics Startups
llumina, Inc. has selected seven early-stage companies to join the first global cohort of Illumina Accelerator, the company creation engine focused on partnering with entrepreneurs to build breakthrough genomics startups. Three companies comprise the inaugural funding cycle of Illumina Accelerator Cambridge, UK and four companies will join as part of the 11th funding cycle in the San Francisco Bay Area. AarogyaAI is one of the four comanies to be part of the San Francisco Bay Cohort
AarogyaAI won the BIRAC TiE WInER Award
In March 2020, AarogyaAI won the BIRAC TiE WInER Award. The award is given to Women in Entrepreneurial Research by the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC). BIRAC was set up by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India with a vision to foster and enhance research and innovation capabilities of the Indian biotech industry.
AargyaAI has developed a time and cost-
effective test for the drug-resistant disease, and now one can get a report in just five hours.
Entrepreneur First unveils largest cohort of deep-tech startups
Deep-tech investor Entrepreneur First (EF) completed its fifth Investor Day in Singapore that saw participation from 24 deep-tech companies from around Asia. It is EF’s largest cohort of startups so far.
Meet a Few of the World’s Most Talented Women
Pitching for AarogyaAI was Praapti Jayaswal, who did her PhD in tuberculosis research and her co-founder, Avlokita Tiwari, a computational biologist, with an MS in Bioinformatics.
Meet the Deep Tech Startups of Entrepreneur First’s Indian Cohort
PhD-holder Praapti Jayasawal and Computational Biologist Avlokita Tiwari have built an Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled SaaS (Software as a Service) that diagnoses drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) and enable effective treatment, instantly.
AarogyaAI was awarded the Best Pitch by the Shakti – The Empathy Project
In October 2019, the team at AarogyaAI was awarded the Best Pitch by Shakti – The Empathy Project. This is India’s first program for women social entrepreneurs working towards finding solutions to social problems in India. The program’s core focus is on providing capacity building, mentorship, funding and networking opportunities for the entrepreneur.