Riaan’s passion is understanding how systems work which has lead him to a deep understanding of a broad range of areas spanning biology, physics, maths, engineering and design.
Riaan has first-hand experience of the impact of disease (as a young boy Riaan lost his eye to retinoblastoma). Soon after completing his PhD, Riaan realized that by combining his specialist knowledge in Computational Systems Biology with his entrepreneurial spirit there was an opportunity to make a real difference in how the world managed health.
Over the past five years Riaan with a 40+ multidisciplinary team have been working with strategic and technology partners, third-party developers and research hubs to develop a biotechnological platform that could bring this dream to reality.
“I love interdisciplinarity and coming up with novel ideas to solve problems. One of my personal goals it so make a difference in the mobile and wireless health device/application ecosystem and to challenge the status quo. As an ultimate goal I want to bring the power of hard science to the consumer in a form they can engage and connect with!”