Nigerian health tech startup 54Gene has announced the completion of a lab capable of carrying out whole genome sequencing of humans. Abasi Ene-Obong, the startup’s CEO, said the lab is powered by Novaseq 6000, a best-in-class sequencing technology solution produced by American biotech company Illumina. Located in Nigeria, this lab is the product of a […]
My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. Delali Attiogbe Attipoe leads operations at 54gene, a biotech company with operations in Nigeria and the US, and eyes set on pan African expansion. In this instalment, she explains her journey into […]
Biotech company 54Gene has increased Nigeria’s laboratory testing capacity for COVID-19 with a mobile laboratory in Ogun, a state in the southwestern region. In addition to its DNA biobank lab in Lagos, the number of molecular laboratories in the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s network of coronavirus test centers rises to 17 as of press […]
Nigerian health company 54Gene has closed a $15 million round to scale its genome data bank operations and research collaboration efforts in Africa. The round was led by Adjuvant Capital, a US firm whose fund focuses on investing in companies working on drug development and health research. Adjuvant is backed by the International Finance Corporation, […]
Health and biotech company 54Gene has raised $500,000 for a fund aimed at improving Nigeria’s capacity to carry out tests for COVID-19. The money raised for the Nigeria COVID-19 Testing Support Fund will ramp up testing for the disease by up to 1,000 additional tests a day, the company said. The improved capacity will be […]
Nigerian medical startup 54gene has secured a $4.5 million seed funding barely 7 months after it launched. The sum was raised from investors some of which include YCombinator, Fifty Years, Better Ventures, KdT Ventures, Hack VC and Techammer.