Suc­cess­ful sci­en­tists un­der 30

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EV­ERY year brings mile­stones in tech­nol­ogy, sci­ence and health. What were once seen as ob­sta­cles in the path of hu­man progress are now in­signif­i­cant to those at the head of change.

The fields of medicine and health sciences are ad­vanc­ing at a rapid pace, find­ing so­lu­tions to prob­lems once con­sid­ered un­fath­omable.

Let’s have a look at some of the young and suc­cess­ful minds un­der 30 years old that are be­hind th­ese mod­ern break­throughs.

Stu­dents of CeMBA can look for­ward to greater op­por­tu­ni­ties for en­hanced re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and pro­mo­tions in their job and ca­reer upon the com­ple­tion of study.

Ro­han Suri, 18, founder of Ave­ria Health So­lu­tions

A bright mind, Suri is the founder of Ave­ria Health So­lu­tions, through which he de­vel­oped an im­proved con­cus­sion test at the young age of 17.

Us­ing the in­creased pop­u­lar­ity of eye-track­ing tests to di­ag­nose con­cus­sions and his own brother’s mis­di­ag­nosed con­cus­sion as in­spi­ra­tion, Suri cre­ated an app and special head­set to di­ag­nose con­cus­sions from a smart­phone.

To­gether, the mod­i­fied head­set and app record and an­a­lyse eye move­ment to di­ag­nose the sever­ity or im­prove­ment of an in­jury within a minute.

Ave­ria’s key in­no­va­tion is to make ex­pen­sive equip­ment eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble to sport­ing youth, who are at the great­est risks of suffering mis­di­ag­nosed con­cus­sions.

Jessie Becker, 27, co-founder of In­Press Tech­nolo­gies

Becker is an in­no­va­tor in the health­care field as well as co-founder and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of In­Press Tech­nolo­gies.

Her com­pany is com­mit­ted to the de­vel­op­ment of a de­vice that stops ma­ter­nal death caused by heavy bleed­ing after child­birth, called postpartum haem­or­rhage (PPH). PPH is the lead­ing cause of death among moth­ers.

With its ef­fi­cient sim­plic­ity, the de­vice has great po­ten­tial to save the lives of women all over the world.

Alice Zhang, 28, co-founder of Verge Ge­nomics

After the shock­ing dis­cov­ery that 90% of medicines start­ing hu­man stud­ies fail, 28-year-old Zhang was in­spired to co-found her start-up com­pany Verge Ge­nomics – the lat­est of its kind in a long line of biotech­no­log­i­cal com­pa­nies.

Verge uses new tech­nolo­gies for de­cod­ing hu­man DNA to come up with drug-based so­lu­tions to Alzheimer’s and Parkin­son’s dis­ease, an area many phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies have given up on.

Alexan­der Bisig­nano, 29, co-founder of Re­com­bine

In his pur­suit of build­ing prod­ucts for the im­prove­ment of health­care di­ag­nos­tics de­liv­ery, 29-year-old Bisig­nano is the found­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive of Re­com­bine.

Through an un­der­stand­ing of the hu­man genome, this ge­net­ics test­ing com­pany tests cou­ples to pre­dict and screen for po­ten­tial dis­eases that may be passed on to their chil­dren.

Bisig­nano is set to make fur­ther

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