Navigation Links
The World Economic Forum Announces Technology Pioneers 2008: Mondobiotech Selected
Date:11/30/2007

BASEL, Switzerland, November 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Economic Forum today announced 39 visionary companies selected as Technology Pioneers 2008. Mondobiotech has been selected as one of these Technology Pioneers. The Technology Pioneers 2008 were nominated by the world's leading technology experts, including venture capitalists, technology companies, academics and media. The final selection from 273 nominees was made by a panel of leading technology experts appointed by the World Economic Forum. Technology Pioneers 2008 are invited to participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2008 that will be held in Davos, Switzerland, from 23-27 January and in the Annual Meeting of the New Champions that will be held in Tianjin, People's Republic of China from 25-27 September 2008.

One of this year's Technology Pioneers is Mondobiotech, an independent, research engine biotech company focused on the development of treatment options for fatal and neglected rare diseases. It successfully develops human peptides to treat patients affected by rare diseases. This is done through its "search and development - S&D" method, access the global scientific know-how on potential therapeutics.

"This World Economic Forum Selection as a Technology Pioneer 2008 is an incredible honour for Mondobiotech and a validation of our unique business model," said Fabio Cavalli, CEO of Mondobiotech.

"As this is the first year a Swiss biotech receives this prestigious award, we are especially pleased to be granted this international recognition. This prize clearly supports our mission to change the world in healthcare and find the cure for an increasing number of the 7,000 neglected diseases in the near future."

Technology Pioneers are companies that have been identified as developing and applying highly transformational and innovative technologies in the areas of energy, biotechnology and health, and information technology. To be selected as a Technology Pioneer, a company must be involved in the development of life-changing technology innovation and have the potential for long-term impact on business and society. In addition, it must demonstrate visionary leadership, show all the signs of being a long-standing market leader - and its technology must be proven. Previous Technology Pioneers have included Business Objects, Cambridge Silicon Radio, Corel Corporation, Encore Software, Google, Mozilla Corporation and Napster.

The companies' products and services include identity management on the Internet, understanding of individuals' genetic information, robotic radiosurgery, pollution control materials, low-cost remote diagnosis solutions, virtual interface echnologies, wiki-based projects and next-generation business intelligence solutions.

Twenty-three of the Technology Pioneers 2008 are US-based companies. Israel and the United Kingdom each boast three; Sweden and Switzerland two each; Canada, France, Germany, India, the Netherlands and Russia, one each. Technology Pioneers are nominated in three main categories: Energy/Environment, Biotechnology/Health and Information Technology. The entire list of Technology Pioneers and interviews with the CEOs of the selected companies can be found here: http://www.weforum.org/techpioneers/2008.

"This year the World Economic Forum received a record number of applications from companies around the world to become a Technology Pioneer. From a highly competitive field, we are extremely pleased to have a community that is using innovation and technology to dramatically affect the way society and business operate and doing so in a markedly collaborative manner. We are excited to welcome the Technology Pioneers class of 2008 to the larger community of the World Economic Forum and we are looking forward to the fruits that their collaboration will bring," said Peter Torreele, Managing Director of the World Economic Forum.

The selection criteria include:

1) Innovation. The company's technology must be truly innovative. A new version or repackaging of an already well-accepted technological solution does not qualify as an innovation. The innovation should be recent - not more than two years old. The company should invest significantly in R&D.

2) Potential Impact. The company's technology must have the potential to have a substantial long-term impact on business and society in the future.

3) Growth and Sustainability. The company should have all the signs of being a long-term market leader and should have well-formulated plans for future development and growth.

4) Proof of Concept. The company must have a product on the market or have proven practical applications of the technology. Companies in "stealth" mode and companies with untested ideas or models will not qualify.

5) Leadership. The company must have visionary leadership that plays a critical role in driving the company towards reaching its goals.

6) Status. The company must not currently be a Member of the World Economic Forum. This criterion applies to the parent company - thus wholly-owned subsidiaries of large firms are not eligible.

About Mondobiotech

Mondobiotech AG is a private Swiss biotech company founded in 2001 and headquartered in Switzerland. The company is focused on the development of treatment options for fatal and neglected rare diseases. Mondobiotech currently has 30 products in development for 30 indications, and is carrying out its "search and development" strategy to identify potential treatments for many other rare diseases. The company has out-licensed its lead product Aviptadil for use in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension to Biogen Idec and Interferon-gamma for the treatment of IPF to Intermune Inc. The company has obtained 5 Orphan Medical Product Designation for Aviptadil in Europe and in the US, the last one granted in October 2007for the treatment of Sarcoidosis in the European Union.

About the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Incorporated as a foundation in 1971, and based in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests. (http://www.weforum.org)

Notes to Editors:

- Go to http://www.weforum.org/techpioneers/2008 for the entire list of Technology Pioneers and interviews with the CEOs of the selected companies. For more specific information, please e-mail: tech.pioneers@weforum.org.

- Download print-quality high resolution photographs of the CEOs of the selected companies at: http://www.pbase.com/forumweb/techpioneers2008

- Nominate a company to be a Technology Pioneer 2009 at: http://www.weforum.org/pdf/ techpioneers/nomination_form_2008.pdf. Deadline for submissions is May 2008.

Contact:

Mondobiotech AG,

media@mondobiotech.com,

+41(0)840-200-027;

http://www.mondobiotech.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Mondobiotech AG
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb Finalize Agreement for Worldwide Collaboration on Metabolic Disorders Program
2. Evotec to Present Details of the Positive Phase II Study in Insomnia With EVT 201 at the Worldsleep07 Congress in Cairns/Australia
3. Avicena Signs Worldwide Exclusive Distribution Agreement with RITA Corporation for its Proprietary Dermaceutical Compounds
4. Safety Profile of TAXUS(R) Liberte(TM) Stent System Highlighted in Worlds Largest Stent Registry
5. CeloNova BioSciences Announces Worlds First Line of Fully Color-Coded Embolic Particles at CIRSE: Embozene(TM) Color-Advanced Microspheres
6. Stereotaxis Niobe System Used to Perform More Than 10,000 Procedures Worldwide
7. NexGenix Pharmaceuticals Enters into Exclusive World-wide License to Develop Novel Hsp90 Inhibitors
8. PATH, World Health Organization, and Partners Introduce Meningitis Vaccine in Burkina Faso
9. Doping technique brings nanomechanical devices into the semiconductor world
10. Advanced Instruments Introduces Worlds Fastest High Throughput Freezing Point Osmometer
11. Celebrities and Notables From the Worlds of Film, Television, Music and Sports Join Lifetime Televisions 13th Annual Multi-Platform Stop Breast Cancer For Life Campaign
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 /PRNewswire/ - FACIT has announced the creation ... biotechnology company, Propellon Therapeutics Inc. ("Propellon" or "the ... a portfolio of first-in-class WDR5 inhibitors for the ... WDR5 represent an exciting class of therapies, possessing ... for cancer patients. Substantial advances have been achieved ...
(Date:6/23/2016)...  The Biodesign Challenge (BDC), a university competition that ... living systems and biotechnology, announced its winning teams at ... New York City . The teams, ... at MoMA,s Celeste Bartos Theater during the daylong summit. ... curator of architecture and design, and Suzanne Lee ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... clinical trials of its complement C3 inhibitor, APL-2. ... multiple ascending dose studies designed to assess the ... subcutaneous injection in healthy adult volunteers. ... as a single dose (ranging from 45 to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... and technical consulting, provides a free webinar on Performing Quality Investigations: ... 2016 at 12pm CT at no charge. , Incomplete investigations are still a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:5/16/2016)... YORK , May 16, 2016   EyeLock ... solutions, today announced the opening of an IoT Center ... to strengthen and expand the development of embedded iris ... an unprecedented level of convenience and security with unmatched ... authenticate one,s identity aside from DNA. EyeLock,s platform uses ...
(Date:5/9/2016)... UAE, May 9, 2016 Elevay ... comes to expanding freedom for high net worth professionals ... in today,s globally connected world, there is still no ... could ever duplicate sealing your deal with a firm ... passports by taking advantage of citizenship via investment programs ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... and BANGALORE, India , April 28, 2016 ... a product subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: INFY ), ... a global partnership that will provide end customers ... mobile banking and payment services.      (Logo: ... innovation area for financial services, but it also plays a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):