The 8th thematic set – Health and Wellbeing – has started today at the Slovenian pavilion, within which a business delegation of companies from the health sector visited the Slovenian pavilion. Organized by SPIRIT Slovenia and the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, a business forum on personalized medicine was held at the Slovenian Business Center.
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Oto Pungartnik, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in Abu Dhabi, began by welcoming the participants, saying, “The UAE is a market that requires perseverance and effort, the competition is great, but we do not have to be afraid of it. We have extremely strong medical companies that will present their innovations and the challenges they face today. I think a lot of people can learn something from them.”
Dr. Alenka Rožaj Brvar, MBA, director of the Slovenian Innovation Hub, which stands for uniting and integrating institutions, faculties and companies to create new opportunities, defined the importance of personalized medicine: “It is extremely important to connect the different segments of science so we get excatlz what each person needs. We call this personalized medicine. “
“By the year 2030, the number of cancer patients will double. Software is the key to the future of cancer care. We at Cosylab are constantly expanding our chain of partners to provide the best and most affordable cancer treatment “, continued Dr. Uroš Mitrovič, Marketing Director at Cosylab, who also spoke about cancer treatment, the current situation and the future of this insidious disease.
Predrag Krstić, director of Ascalab, is convinced that the new technology will enable the development of medicine. “In our company, we invest in bees, digital bees that collect data, and in this way, every patient gets what is best for them.”
The keynote presentations were followed by a panel discussion on Slovenia as an example of how personalized medicine can impact quality of life. “Technology is not only important when it comes to the absence of disease, but also for quality of life. When introducing innovations in healthcare, safety must first be ensured,” said Gregor Cuzak of HealthyDay.si.