With each passing year, biotechnology is evolving into a highly developed and innovative industry. This year, the biotech industry will reach the early stages of what has been popularly termed as a ‘renaissance in healthcare.’ Breakthroughs in science are making highly personalized medicine a reality, and new approaches that harness the immune system to fight serious diseases are being regularly developed.
The application of genome editing stretches from drug discovery and gene alteration to the fighting of specific medical ailments and syndromes. In the future, genome editing could revolutionize biotech by amplifying human capacities for smell or introducing something new like night vision.
Organs-on-chips have emerged as a preferred technology for studying the behavior of tissues and organs outside of the human body, due to their customizability, miniature scale, and capability to be combined in smart ways. These “on-a-chip” methods have become quite popular, and the concept is being extended to all manner of in vivo systems.
Wearable medical devices, which detect and continuously monitor human physiology wirelessly, are emerging as a new platform for consumer products. While the initial applications of wearable devices are in activity tracking, they have been developed to collect physiological data for medical purposes. Wearable medical devices have emerged as a fast-growing market worldwide, especially in the Asia Pacific region.
This edition of StartupCity features companies that are at the forefront of offering biotech solutions like Varinos, PlexBio, and CircleDNA. StartupCity’s editorial board has assessed and shortlisted some of the most prominent organizations in the industry that solve biotech challenges by implementing the current technological trends in the space. We present to you – “Top 10 Biotech Startups in APAC – 2019”.