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Precise.ly to Bring Precision Medicine to India Through Partnership with Narayana Health

SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) January 15, 2020
Precise.ly, a precision health startup led by 23andMe co-founder Linda Avey and Aneil Mallavarapu, Ph.D., today announced its partnership with Narayana Health, India’s leading specialty hospital network with 24 hospitals serving 2.5 million patients a year. Precise.ly is focusing its genomics services initially in India, delivering next-generation sequencing (NGS) data through a consumer sales channel and creating a path to personalized and preventive healthcare in collaboration with its hospital partners. The company is also announcing its initial seed funding, and it will be expanding its India-based team in Bangalore.
“Precise.ly’s mission is to deliver validated genetic insights to the billions of people living outside the western world. We’re initially focused on India where there are urgent health issues readily addressable through access to personal genomic data,” said Avey, CEO of Precise.ly. “Our partnership with Narayana is vital to delivering on the promise of precise, data-driven health.”
CTO Aneil Mallavarapu added, “To date, most human genetics research has focused on European populations. But genetic insights need to be tuned to the rest of the world. We’ve assembled a team of experts who are pioneering advances in genetic analysis and its application to the huge populations of people in south Asia and beyond.”
Narayana Health is led by Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, who founded the hospital in 2000 with the goal of delivering affordable, high-quality healthcare to the citizens of India. Dr. Shetty is interested in working with Precise.ly on building a large stem cell donor registry, serving hundreds of thousands of Indians in need of transplants. This insight, that a consumer genetics model could function as an immune system matching service, has become a central feature of Precise.ly’s data collection.
“Personal genetic testing is recognized by the U.S. FDA to test genetic risk for Parkinsonism, late onset Alzheimer’s disease and celiac disease. It is only a matter of time before most diseases get added to the list. Because of the simplicity of genetic testing from saliva samples, it’s possible to conduct large-scale population screening at a reasonable cost. We are working with Precise.ly’s team of researchers to add HLA typing, which has the potential to transform cancer and other disease treatments in India,” said Dr. Shetty.
Precise.ly’s team includes world-renowned scientists working at the forefront of genomics and medical advisors focusing on South Asian health, including:
Raj Dash, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of the Stanford South Asian Translational Heart Initiative (SSATHI) and founder of HealthPals
Alicia Martin, Ph.D., Associate Scientist at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, studying the role of global genetic diversity in predisposing people to complex disease
Jonathan Pritchard, Ph.D., Professor of Genetics and Biology at Stanford University, known for his foundational work on population genetic structure
Marcelo Fernández-Viña, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and director of Stanford’s Histocompatibility, Immunogenetics and Disease Profiling Laboratory
Spencer Wells, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at Austin, widely recognized for his pioneering research in population genetics and groundbreaking work in consumer genetics at the Genographic Project, a collaboration with National Geographic and IBM
Investors in the company’s seed round include Rock Health, the first fund committed to digital health, and a roster of U.S.-based angels. Further details of the round are not disclosed at this time.
About Precise.ly
Precise.ly, Inc. is a San Francisco–based precision health startup dedicated to providing personal genomic insights to the billions of people living outside the U.S. and Europe. The company’s science team and advisors, having backgrounds in bioinformatics, population genetics, biostatistics, and medical care, are focused on delivering validated ancestry and health reports to the Indian population. By partnering with the country’s leading hospital networks, clinical care can be tailored to the individual based on genetic risk assessments provided by the Precise.ly service, ushering in more targeted and preventive health outcomes.
About Narayana Health (NH)
Headquartered in Bengaluru, India, NH operates a network of hospitals across the country. The first facility was established in Bengaluru with approximately 225 operational beds and has since grown to 23 hospitals, 7 heart centers, 19 primary care facilities across India, and an international hospital in the Cayman Islands. The group now features over 6,000 operational beds through a combination of greenfield projects and acquisitions. The “Narayana Health” brand is strongly associated with its mission to deliver high-quality, affordable healthcare services to the broader population by leveraging economies of scale, skilled doctors, and an efficient business model.

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zSpace and MEL Science Partner to Bring Chemistry Concepts to Life for Millions of Students through Augmented and Virtual Reality

Student learning about elements in MEL Chemistry on the zSpace AR/VR Laptop. Image shows electron orbitals in blue.

“What makes AR and VR learning experiences so effective is the ability for students to experiment and explore real scenarios that provide a path to future education and career opportunities,” said Paul Kellenberger, CEO of zSpace.

MIAMI (PRWEB) January 15, 2020
Today at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), zSpace Inc., Silicon Valley-based edtech provider, and MEL Science, London-based VR and hands-on learning science education specialists, announced a partnership to bring MEL Science’s curriculum-based chemistry courses to zSpace’s augmented and virtual (AR/VR) education platform.
This partnership delivers the MEL Chemistry application and lesson plans to millions of students around the world, expanding content available to zSpace users. As of today, 10 activities for middle school and 39 for high school are available through MEL Chemistry, including lessons and makerspace labs that provide open-ended creation opportunities and hands-on learning activities.
With MEL Chemistry on zSpace, students use AR and VR to experience being inside pure substances, mixtures, and even atoms. MEL Chemistry provides an engaging visualization and explanation of chemistry concepts – from atoms to molecules, including the periodic table, gas laws, and isomerism. This hands-on learning and technology bolstered approach to education enables students to unlock deeper levels of engagement and understanding of chemistry concepts.
“We are delighted to be partnering with zSpace to bring chemistry lessons to life for millions of students. At MEL Science, we are passionate about using the latest innovative technology to enrich education for young people, and embracing interactive VR is a great way for students to build an intuitive understanding,” said Vassili Philippov, CEO of MEL Science.
“What makes AR and VR learning experiences so effective is the ability for students to experiment and explore real scenarios that provide a path to future education and career opportunities,” said Paul Kellenberger, CEO of zSpace. “Our partnership with MEL Science delivers exciting lessons, simulations and experiments that will inspire future chemists and scientists.”
zSpace will be at FETC in Miami, January 15 – 17, 2020, demonstrating MEL Chemistry in booth 1002.
About MEL ScienceMEL Science is a science education platform combining hands-on and interactive digital resources for home and school use. Its new VR Chemistry app is the virtual reality component of this, and takes invisible atomic and molecular level chemistry concepts and makes them visible, and in turn, understandable experiences at a human scale. Students can ‘fly’ inside various molecules, build their own in an atomic level makerspace and take quick quizzes to test understanding. Making abstract concepts intuitive is one of the highest value use cases for VR and MEL has developed an effective learning resource, proven to engage students and improve test scores. MEL is built on our belief that real learning is understanding fundamental processes, rather than cramming yourself with isolated pieces of knowledge.
About zSpacezSpace® powers the global delivery of spatial content. A privately held, venture-backed company located in San Jose, California, it has more than 50 patents. zSpace has already disrupted the education market – more than a million students have benefited from learning with zSpace. Its technology also has applications in healthcare, entertainment, shopping, social media, gaming and more. zSpace was named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, Inc., “Best in Show at ISTE” by Tech & Learning Magazine for three consecutive years and ranked two years in a row on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies. Visit http://www.zspace.com, or follow @zSpace on Twitter.

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Bubba’s Fine Foods to Bring Gut Healthy Snacks to Expo West 2020

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) January 14, 2020
Paleo snack brand Bubba’s Fine Foods is ready to unleash their unconventional yet oh-so-indulgent creations at Natural Products Expo West from March 4-7, located at Booth N1713.
Expo West attendees will be privy to a crunch and flavor that rivals their favorite “junk” food while checking off all the boxes for maintaining a healthy diet.
Each snack is crafted from real food ingredients like protein-packed cashews and almonds, sweet coconut, and–the secret to their potato-free ‘Nana Chips–green Saba bananas that are kettle cooked to crispy perfection and doused in zesty seasonings.
All of their indulgent snacks are grain-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and low glycemic.
Bubba’s will have their newest creations on display at the expo, including:
Sea Salt ‘Nana Chips — For finger-licking good snacking, all it takes is four ingredients: crunchy green Saba bananas, coconut oil, sea salt, and organic apple cider vinegar.
Montreal Chophouse Snack Mix — Bursting with flavor yet none of the fake stuff, this crispy, crunchy blend slakes one’s thirst for junk food while packing a protein punch.
Garlic Parm ‘Nana Chips — Get that cheesy fix the vegan way and indulge in that potato chip crunch while reaping the prebiotic benefits of green bananas.
Check out what paleo snacks the new decade has to offer by stopping by Booth N1713, March 4-7 at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California.
Bubba’s Fine Foods can be purchased at bubbasfoods.com, Amazon, Amazon EU, Natural Grocers, Whole Foods, The Fresh Market, King Soopers, and select retailers nationwide.
Follow @bubbasfoods on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Media resources available at: Bubba’s Fine Foods Media Kit
AboutSince 2014, Bubba’s Fine Foods has been at the head of a natural health food revolution where smart, healthy choices finally meet big, bold flavors. Run by gourmet chef Jared Menzel and health coach and former CrossFit trainer Jeff Schmidgall, they’re satisfying your naughty and nice cravings with every wholesome green banana they peel, dash of chipotle they sprinkle, and nourishing handful you munch.
To coordinate an interview with Bubba’s Fine Foods, contact Brooke Daily at brooke@veteranpr.com.

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Bubba’s Fine Foods to Bring Gut Healthy Snacks to Expo West 2020

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) January 14, 2020
Paleo snack brand Bubba’s Fine Foods is ready to unleash their unconventional yet oh-so-indulgent creations at Natural Products Expo West from March 4-7, located at Booth N1713.
Expo West attendees will be privy to a crunch and flavor that rivals their favorite “junk” food while checking off all the boxes for maintaining a healthy diet.
Each snack is crafted from real food ingredients like protein-packed cashews and almonds, sweet coconut, and–the secret to their potato-free ‘Nana Chips–green Saba bananas that are kettle cooked to crispy perfection and doused in zesty seasonings.
All of their indulgent snacks are grain-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and low glycemic.
Bubba’s will have their newest creations on display at the expo, including:
Sea Salt ‘Nana Chips — For finger-licking good snacking, all it takes is four ingredients: crunchy green Saba bananas, coconut oil, sea salt, and organic apple cider vinegar.
Montreal Chophouse Snack Mix — Bursting with flavor yet none of the fake stuff, this crispy, crunchy blend slakes one’s thirst for junk food while packing a protein punch.
Garlic Parm ‘Nana Chips — Get that cheesy fix the vegan way and indulge in that potato chip crunch while reaping the prebiotic benefits of green bananas.
Check out what paleo snacks the new decade has to offer by stopping by Booth N1713, March 4-7 at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California.
Bubba’s Fine Foods can be purchased at bubbasfoods.com, Amazon, Amazon EU, Natural Grocers, Whole Foods, The Fresh Market, King Soopers, and select retailers nationwide.
Follow @bubbasfoods on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Media resources available at: Bubba’s Fine Foods Media Kit
AboutSince 2014, Bubba’s Fine Foods has been at the head of a natural health food revolution where smart, healthy choices finally meet big, bold flavors. Run by gourmet chef Jared Menzel and health coach and former CrossFit trainer Jeff Schmidgall, they’re satisfying your naughty and nice cravings with every wholesome green banana they peel, dash of chipotle they sprinkle, and nourishing handful you munch.
To coordinate an interview with Bubba’s Fine Foods, contact Brooke Daily at brooke@veteranpr.com.

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Bubba’s Fine Foods to Bring Gut Healthy Snacks to Expo West 2020

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) January 14, 2020
Paleo snack brand Bubba’s Fine Foods is ready to unleash their unconventional yet oh-so-indulgent creations at Natural Products Expo West from March 4-7, located at Booth N1713.
Expo West attendees will be privy to a crunch and flavor that rivals their favorite “junk” food while checking off all the boxes for maintaining a healthy diet.
Each snack is crafted from real food ingredients like protein-packed cashews and almonds, sweet coconut, and–the secret to their potato-free ‘Nana Chips–green Saba bananas that are kettle cooked to crispy perfection and doused in zesty seasonings.
All of their indulgent snacks are grain-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and low glycemic.
Bubba’s will have their newest creations on display at the expo, including:
Sea Salt ‘Nana Chips — For finger-licking good snacking, all it takes is four ingredients: crunchy green Saba bananas, coconut oil, sea salt, and organic apple cider vinegar.
Montreal Chophouse Snack Mix — Bursting with flavor yet none of the fake stuff, this crispy, crunchy blend slakes one’s thirst for junk food while packing a protein punch.
Garlic Parm ‘Nana Chips — Get that cheesy fix the vegan way and indulge in that potato chip crunch while reaping the prebiotic benefits of green bananas.
Check out what paleo snacks the new decade has to offer by stopping by Booth N1713, March 4-7 at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California.
Bubba’s Fine Foods can be purchased at bubbasfoods.com, Amazon, Amazon EU, Natural Grocers, Whole Foods, The Fresh Market, King Soopers, and select retailers nationwide.
Follow @bubbasfoods on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Media resources available at: Bubba’s Fine Foods Media Kit
AboutSince 2014, Bubba’s Fine Foods has been at the head of a natural health food revolution where smart, healthy choices finally meet big, bold flavors. Run by gourmet chef Jared Menzel and health coach and former CrossFit trainer Jeff Schmidgall, they’re satisfying your naughty and nice cravings with every wholesome green banana they peel, dash of chipotle they sprinkle, and nourishing handful you munch.
To coordinate an interview with Bubba’s Fine Foods, contact Brooke Daily at brooke@veteranpr.com.

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