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Alveo Wins Medlab’s Inaugural Labpreneur Competition

Alveo Wins Medlab’s Inaugural Labpreneur Competition

Alveo Technologies, a US-based provider of cutting-edge molecular testing and cloud-based data analysis, has won this year’s inaugural Medlab Middle East Laboratory Entrepreneur Competition. Alveo also received a three-month mentorship program with Middle East Venture Partners and a free exhibit space at Medlab Middle East in 2024.

The Startup Competition aims to provide a platform for the most exciting medical laboratory start-ups from around the world. After an intensive presentation process on the final day of Medlab Middle East, where eight companies took to the stage to showcase their latest innovations addressing the challenges of the medical laboratory industry, Alveo Technologies stood out.

The company has developed be.well, a dynamic molecular diagnostic platform focused on acute respiratory infections, including Covid-19, Flu A/B and RSV, which can be used to detect all the ways in which multiple diseases, bacteria and other pathogens threaten public health.

life saving medical information

Speaking at the finale, Erik Tyrrell-Knott, Chief Business and Strategy Officer of Alveo Technologies Inc, said: “Our vision is to provide life-saving medical information to those who need it most when it matters most – using technology that is flexible, affordable and can Access worldwide.

“We believe that increased access to real-time test results will transform the way individuals, healthcare providers and public health professionals recognize and manage infectious diseases.”

The finalists include a variety of innovators, disruptors and entrepreneurs, such as LivSys, a developer and manufacturer of in vitro diagnostic products that provide quality and cost-effective tools that are affordable for all classes of people Healthcare; AstraGene, the first biotech diagnostic manufacturing company in the UAE; Zcare, a 3D medical solutions company that uses 3D printing and augmented reality to support surgeons in the operating room; Mage Health, a company for managing and sharing medical records A secure platform that puts patients in control; Detectionme, the Middle East’s first AI-enabled liquid biopsy multi-cancer detection test; Gene&GreenTK, a young biotech developing powerful enzymes to address major public health and environmental concerns and Intelligenix Advanced Diagnostics LTD, a biotechnology company developing precision medicine-based oncology diagnostics and targeted therapies.


The judging panel included an international line-up of prominent figures from the investment world and leading healthcare experts; including Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park; Gaelle Yammine, Associate, Middle East Venture Partners; Deputy Director, Regulatory Affairs and Pharmacovigilance, IROS CRO Dr. Marie Ibrahim; Dr. Rahul Chaudhary, Head of the Pathology Group, Unilabs, Geneva.

Tom Coleman, Director of Exhibitions, Informa Markets, said: “One of the main themes at Medlab Middle East 2023 is to showcase technologies that are paving the way for the advancement of the medical laboratory industry. Exciting and promising medical laboratory startups provide a platform.” — trade arab news agency

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