A Nigerian born and trained pharmacist Adebayo Alonge has just won the 2019 Deep Tech Prize worth a whooping 100,000 Euros in Paris through his health tech startup RxAll, where he helped co-developed a miniature nanoscanner that uses AI to identify fake drugs and assess general drug quality on mobile phones!
This is certainly something to shout about as Nigerians are a brilliant, resourceful people and despite our challenges, continue to do great things around the world. Though the number of brilliant positive people by far out way the bad eggs amongst us, we hardly hear about the good but only about the corruption and fraud.. Well this news should warm your heart.
He beat out 4,500 other contestants from 119 countries to clench the prize. Massive congratulations to him. Watch as he gives his acceptance speech amidst tears
[#BNPPEvent] When #deeptech finds its way to a #safer future: Today, half of drugs in Africa are fake drugs. But tomorrow, thanks to @RxAll_Inc & @adebayoalonge, handheld nanoscanners can ensure drug quality in real time! They won BNP Paribas Grand Prize at @hellotmrc: € 100K 👏 pic.twitter.com/uSnhnrCLVp
— BNP Paribas Group (@BNPParibas) March 19, 2019