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Biotech as an asset class



From making the world a better place, to offering attractive returns, the biotech sector is rapidly becoming an attractive investment asset class

So, it’s no surprise that the sector is experiencing a global surge in investors.

Billions upon billions have been recently invested, and, as more money floods into the biotech sector, it means more breakthrough discoveries, which in turn, saves lives.

“The biotech sector is an identified asset class in the U.S., but outside of it, it really hasn’t really caught on as much,” Cure Brain Cancer Foundation CEO Lance Kawaguchi recently revealed.

“I’m trying to also educate people that early stage Phase 0, Phase 1 and even Phase 2 biotechs are also attractive asset classes.”

One organisation that understands the importance of investment in research is Alma Life Sciences, as they are an early-stage investment firm focusing on the creation and growth of innovative healthcare companies.

“Investment is important in early stages, not just Phase 3, but mainly in early stages,” Alma Life Sciences co-founder Dr. Magda Marquet asserts.

“We have to realise that as a society, we live longer and, and because of this, we have the possibility to have cancers at later stages of our lives.

“So, we need to constantly bring new approaches and new solutions.”


Marquet uses the example of how investing in Oncology has been rewarding, both on a philosophical and financial level.

“Investing in Oncology has played a major role in decreasing the global death rate,” she continues. “As biotech becomes the pipeline for Pharma, research can be invested in at early stages, which is not the case in other diseases.

“It’s a very important area of investment.

“And the fact that you make not just financial (rewards), you can have the opportunity of a huge financial gain, but you also have a huge impact in society.”

Just as the rewards can be life-changing, the risks involved – both at a research and investment level – are also high, and can take many years for the fruits of the labour to come to fruition.

“The risks that people hear comes from a lack of understanding – the fact that it takes a long time,” Marquet continues to elaborate.

“In another sector, the path is a lot more clear.

“In biotech, the risk-reward equation, it’s a little different. So that’s why I think education is so important.”

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Warehouse automation set to undo pandemic slowdown



The future is upon us as automatic systems shift warehouse efficiencies

As the world becomes increasingly digitised, businesses are turning to automation to increase efficiency and productivity in their operations. One area where this is particularly evident is in warehouse management, where the use of robots is becoming increasingly common.

HAI Robotics is one company at the forefront of this trend, offering cutting-edge robotic solutions for order fulfilment and warehouse management. Their robots can handle a variety of tasks, including picking, packing, and transporting goods, and can be programmed to work alongside human employees to increase productivity.

One of the key benefits of using robotics in a warehouse setting is the ability to maximise space utilisation. Robots can navigate narrow aisles and reach high shelves, allowing for more efficient use of vertical space. This, in turn, can lead to increased storage capacity and reduced costs.

However, it’s important to note that while robots are great at performing repetitive tasks and can increase efficiency in a warehouse, they are not a substitute for human employees. Human workers still play a critical role in the supply chain, particularly when it comes to tasks that require decision-making, problem-solving, and creativity.

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Industry advancements of wearable tech boosting health



Wearable technology has been gaining popularity since the invention of Fitbit in the early 2010s

The wearable tech industry is experiencing rapid growth and becoming an essential aspect of many peoples daily lives. Wearable devices, such as smartwatches, fitness trackers, and smart glasses, have become ubiquitous, and they continue to evolve to meet consumer demands and needs.

Wearable technology has become an essential tool for fitness enthusiasts, medical professionals, and tech-savvy individuals alike. These devices enable users to track their daily activities, monitor their health and wellness, and receive real-time feedback on their progress towards their goals.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, wearable technology has become more crucial than ever. The pandemic has led to an acceleration of innovation in the wearable technology industry, as people search for new ways to monitor their health and keep track of their daily activities while maintaining social distancing protocols.

Professor Mark Kendall, the CEO, and Founder of WearOptimo sheds light on the benefits of  wearable technology for medical purposes.

According to Professor Kendall, wearable technology has come a long way since the invention of Fitbit. Today, wearable technology is used not only for fitness and wellness purposes but also for medical applications. Wearable technology has revolutionised the way we monitor and manage our health, enabling us to track our vital signs, monitor our sleep patterns, and detect early signs of disease.

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The year ahead in high-growth WealthTech



Unique opportunities to bring positive impact through tech-led conscious Investing

In recent months, traditional private capital markets have pulled back, causing concern for investors seeking investment opportunities. However, there is good news from the team at digital investment platform VentureCrowd, which has seen a remarkable 100% year-on-year growth.

VentureCrowd offers investors the chance to invest in various sectors, such as renewable energy, healthcare, and education. The platform’s focus on conscious investing has attracted a community of like-minded individuals who are committed to making a positive impact with their investments.

According to CEO Steve Maarbani, VentureCrowd is taking things a step further by offering investors the opportunity to own a slice of the high-growth WealthTech business. This move will not only enable investors to support conscious investment opportunities but also benefit from the growth potential of a leading digital investment platform.

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