ACUMEN RESEARCH LABS OF SINGAPORE WINS FIRST PRIZE AT ASIAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD 2019

NOREDA FARYZA BINTI MD YAACOB

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Bernama) -- Acumen Research Labs of Singapore won first prize at the Asian Entrepreneurship Awards 2019 (AEA 2019), taking home JPY three million (JPY 100 = RM3.84)

Acumen Research Labs was highly evaluated for its ‘AcuSeptTM’, the first blood-based sepsis host response test of its kind.

Using sepsis-specific mRNA biomarkers, the new test will help doctors accurately detect sepsis in patients in just four to five hours, much faster than current methods.

AEA 2019 was a three-day business pitch award for Asian startups, beginning Oct 30, at Kashiwa-no-ha campus city in Chiba prefecture, Japan.

This year, 27 technology startups from 14 countries and regions across Asia competed to showcase their innovations, commercial viability and social impact of their products and services, and the potential for collaboration with Japanese corporations.

The specialisations of all six finalists were either in AI/IoT or medical & healthcare fields, demonstrating AEA’s firm commitment to supporting startups in cutting-edge fields.

BioCheetah Pte Ltd (Singapore) received JPY one million when it bagged the second prize for its non-invasive, protein-based diagnostic biomarkers to detect bladder cancer.

Cavli Wireless (India) won the third prize, earning JPY 500,000. The company designed and manufactured an IoT building block that integrates connectivity, application processing capability and data management into one single platform.

More details at https://aea.events/e/aea2019_winners/ 

-- BERNAMA