Singapore — Dr. Zhou Lihan, Co-founder and CEO; Dr. Zou Ruiyang, Co-founder and CTO; and Isaac Ho, CIO of MiRXES were named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) 2021 Singapore by professional services organization, EY. This was announced during a business event on 22 November, where Indranee Rajah, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for National Development, was the guest-of-honor.
Founded in 2014, MiRXES is a global leading developer of RNA-powered tests for disease early detection, with strong pipelines in multiple cancer types, as well as in cardiovascular, metabolic, and infectious diseases. MiRXES is headquartered in Singapore, with operations in China, Japanm and the United States, as well as commercial activities in over 45 countries. In 2019, MiRXES launched GASTROClear, the world’s first microRNA blood test for early detection of gastric cancer. The MiRXES’s multi-cancer early detection pipeline includes screening tests for lung, colorectal, liver, and breast cancer. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, MiRXES worked closely with A*STAR, Diagnostics Development Hub (DxD) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) to mass produce Fortitude Kit, Singapore’s first authorised COVID-19 RT-PCR test.
Dr. Zhou, Dr. Zou, and Mr.Ho, who were also named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year – Biotechnology, will be Singapore’s representative to the prestigious EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year (WEOY) to be held in June 2022. They will compete with contenders from over 60 other countries for the coveted world title.
On winning the top spot, the winners said: “We are very honored to have won this award. The past 22 months have been an intense ride for MiRXES where we came together as one team and managed to leverage our expertise effectively to contribute Covid-19 tests to Singapore and globally. We are glad that the team’s agility and mindset of doing good has been recognized. Innovation is key to developing and expanding MiRXES’ business – we are continually solving clinical unmet needs in diseases.”
In addition to the top honor, EY presented five EOY category awards at the business event:
- EY Entrepreneur Of The Year – Digital Automotive Solutions
Aaron Tan, Founder and CEO, Carro
- EY Entrepreneur Of The Year – Financial Services
Alex Chua, CEO, Goldbell Financial Services
- EY Entrepreneur Of The Year – Collectibles and Lifestyle Products
Jackson Aw, Founder and CEO, Mighty Jaxx
- EY Entrepreneur Of The Year – Biotechnology
Zhou Lihan, Co-founder and CEO; Dr. Zou Ruiyang, Co-founder and CTO; and Mr. Isaac Ho, CIO; MiRXES
- EY Entrepreneur Of The Year – Digital Insurance Solutions
Walter de Oude, Founder and Deputy Chairman, Singlife
For more information, click here