Sun, 11 October 2020
This week, I'm excited to welcome Jo Bhakdi to the podcast. Jo is founder and CEO of Quantgene. He leads a team of 22 that is growing quickly. Quantgene’s mission is to extend the healthy human lifespan by 10 years within the next 10 years, or more simply put: a decade within a decade. To achieve this vision, Quantgene is striving to fix what’s broken in medicine, going well beyond a single pill or EMR update. The company is tackling conventional medicine from scratch and building a new system of Medical Intelligence™. They are innovating to effectively combine the full power of modern medical expertise, clinical-grade genetic and genomic intelligence and advanced data technology to prevent and detect diseases far earlier than is possible today.
Quantgene launched its first commercial offering, Serenity, earlier this year. The company has also acted quickly to stand-up next-day 99.9% accurate COVID-19 testing solutions for individuals and institutions.
He has raised $13 million to date and expects to end next year with more than 10,000 members. Jo’s audience is engaged and numbers more than 20,000.
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This week, I'm excited to welcome Jo, back to you to the podcast. Jo is the founder and CEO of Quantgene, a biotechnology company with a mission to extend the healthy human lifespan by 10 years, within the next 10 years. the company is tackling conventional medicine from scratch and building a new system of medical intelligence to prevent and detect diseases far earlier than is possible today. In this episode, we discuss the fundamental differences between conventional medicine versus Quantgene's innovative early detection technology as a tool to protect ourselves against most diseases. Over to Jo.
Hi guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I am delighted to welcome Jo back to the podcast. Jo, how are you?
Good, wonderful. How are you?
Very well, thank you, very well. First up for all of those that aren't familiar with you or your work, I would love it if you could just tell us a little bit about yourself, please.
Sure. I'm the CEO and founder of Quantgene. We are company a biotechnology, AI and cloud company here in California in Santa Monica. Yeah. We started the company in 2015, that's five years ago, who can believe it? It's fast. Time's flying by fast. Yeah. What we found in 2015, we did some very specific things, mainly cancer detection at early stage in the blood. That was our first big endeavor. And now we are wrapping it up and launching a product this year. But on this very long journey, what we basically found, even very early on, is that there is this unique and powerful confluence of these different factors right now, which is biotechnology sequencing and genetics, AI, Artificial Intelligence, and cloud. And cloud just means the entire software cloud systems that you can bring into this space. And by bringing these three things together, we are opening up a gate into the future of medicine that fundamentally transforms what we think medicine is.
And it's not just talk, it is reflected in numbers... And ultimately in this new paradigm, that medicine is not just about curing disease, it is about keeping you healthy and alive. So it is about longevity. And through this confluence of factors, we are building superior medical intelligence. We know more about everything, create foresight, understand what's going on in your body and can prevent bad things from happening and ultimately get to this ultimate mission of Quantgene, which is to extend and protect lives.
And yeah, there's a lot in there because all the way from technology into business models, into what is healthcare, what is medicine, who practices this new medicine, right? Who are the experts on that and who pays for it? The entire system needs to be rethought. And that makes it even more exciting because where there are challenges, there are also even greater opportunities. So that makes the work very exciting.
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