uBiome Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

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uBiome, the first to market with commercial microbiome-based products, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers.”

“It is an honor to be acknowledged as a technology pioneer by the World Economic Forum. This award is a confirmation of our powerful technology, and will further strengthen our mission as we continue advancing the science of the microbiome to improve human life.” Dr. Jessica Richman, PhD

- World Economic Forum on Thursday announced its selection of the world’s 61 most promising Technology Pioneers 2018, the most diverse class of such pioneers ever
-Companies were selected for their potential to “transform society and industry” and “shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” Fulvia Montresor of the World Economic Forum said
-uBiome, has developed a series of revolutionary patented technologies to advance the science of the microbiome, including clinical testing and drug discovery
-The full list of recognized Technology Pioneers can be viewed here

uBiome, the first to market with commercial microbiome-based products, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers.” uBiome, which has developed proprietary technology that leads the field in patents, testing, and data analysis, is dedicated to advancing the science of the microbiome and making products to improve human life.

The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers community are early-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.

This year’s cohort is the most diverse ever, both geographically and in terms of gender. 25% are female-led, and a majority (54%) come from regions outside the United States and Silicon Valley, with each continent represented, barring Antarctica. There is also a wide variety in the technologies the pioneers focus on: the focus technologies include artificial intelligence, big data and internet of things (IoT), biotechnology, blockchain, autonomous vehicles, cyber security, vertical farming and other agricultural advances, decentralised microgrids and robotics. The full list of technology pioneers can be found here.

Following its selection as Technology Pioneer, uBiome CEO and co-founder, Dr. Jessica Richman, PhD, will be participating in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions. This meeting, also dubbed “Summer Davos” will be held in Tianjin, China, September 18-20. Many Pioneers will also attend the Annual Meeting in Davos, in January 2019, and continue to contribute to Forum initiatives in the course of the next two years.

“It is an honor to be acknowledged as a technology pioneer by the World Economic Forum,” said Dr. Jessica Richman, PhD, CEO and co-founder of uBiome. “This award is a confirmation of our powerful technology, and will further strengthen our mission as we continue advancing the science of the microbiome to improve human life.”

“We welcome uBiome in this diverse group of technology pioneers,” says Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. “uBiome and its fellow pioneers are front and centre in shaping the ongoing Fourth Industrial Revolution and we believe they will be transforming society and industry in a positive way in the years to come.”

The Technology Pioneers were selected by a selection committee of more than 60 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact and leadership. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Spotify, TransferWise, Twitter and Wikimedia.

All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here: http://wef.ch/techpioneers18

More information on past winners can be found here.

About uBiome: Founded in 2012, uBiome is the world’s leading microbial genomics company with a mission to advance the science of the microbiome and make useful products to improve human life. uBiome is funded by Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz, and 8VC, as well as other leading investors. Since its launch, the company has received widespread recognition including CNN 10: Startups to Watch, the IVY Technology Award, CNN Future 30, and was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Healthcare in 2016 and in Data Science in 2018. (http://www.uBiome.com)

About World Economic Forum: The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. (http://www.weforum.org).

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