Qatar Foundation’s Stars Of Science Selects Season 12’s Top Eight Innovators

DOHA, Qatar, Oct. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Eight innovators have distinguished themselves during the auditions for Qatar Foundation’s Stars of Science moving on to compete to become this season’s Top Arab Innovator.

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“Selecting this crop of contestants was not easy, as they had to prove that both their ideas and their pitching skills stood apart from the best that Arab youth has to offer,” said Professor Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry, Stars of Science jury member. “This season’s contestants come from a wide variety of disciplines, showcasing an incredibly diverse pool of ideas.”

Mohammad Almogahwi, a Kuwaiti periodontist, joined with his Automated Hands-Free Toothbrush, which includes a U-shaped mouthpiece designed for effective teeth brushing, especially for people with special needs. Sarah Aboerjaib, a fellow Kuwaiti engineer, earned her place with the Fractured Bone Optical Scanner; a handheld device that uses near-infrared rays

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S Korean firm specialising in life science technology to set ground in Qatar

A South Korean company specialising in genome editing has announced plans to initiate the development of treatments for genetic diseases in Qatar with local collaboration.

“Qatar stands out in the Gulf region as a centre for medical excellence, having global educational institutions providing research and development (R&D), training, and education for the future pioneers in the field of medicine and science.
“We at G+FLAS have recognised this and have initiated our goal of establishing a centre in Doha to share our R&D experience in genome editing, CRISPR PLUS technology,” the company said in a statement.
G+FLAS, which is based in South Korea, was founded in 2014 by its CEO, Dr Sunghwa Choe, and specialises in CRISPR-Cas genome editing technology and applicational technology development; product development and production of biomedicine, and anti-cancer drugs, among others; plant-derived pharmaceuticals; genetic disease treatment; precision targeted therapy; CRISPR Cancerase; non-GMO; novel seed for arid lands;

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