KQ Labs announces arrival of new Lead

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KQ Labs, an accelerator programme for high growth potential companies in the area of data-driven health, delivered by the Francis Crick Institute and funded by LifeArc, is delighted to announce that Dr Mandeep Dhillon has joined as the new Lead for the KQ Labs programme. Dr Barbara Domayne-Hayman, who played a key role in setting up the programme and who has been leading it, will become Chair. 

Mandeep brings a wealth of experience of data-driven health from many perspectives, including the last three years as an investor at Bioscience Managers, focused on digital health investments. 

Barbara Domayne-Hayman said: “I am fortunate in having had the privilege of building KQ Labs and working closely with 40 talented start-ups over the last four years, as well as a great KQ Labs team. I am delighted to be passing the baton to Mandeep Dhillon, whose drive and experience in digital health will take KQ Labs to the next level. I look forward very much to working with him and in continuing to steward KQ Labs as Chair”.

Veronique Birault commented: “We are delighted to welcome Mandeep to the Crick and continue to support an ecosystem for innovative data-driven health start-ups and the next generation of HealthTech leaders

Mandeep Dhillon stated: “I am truly excited to be joining as KQ Labs Lead. Under Barbara’s leadership, KQ Labs has delivered high impact within cohorts 1-4 by catalysing a nascent and dynamic community where biomedical meets data science. The combination of “health” and “tech” may seem a natural step; however, it contains new complexities and challenges that need to be solved along the way. KQ Labs has built a world-class data-driven health accelerator that guides companies in solving these challenges, supported by expert advisors, mentors and investors. I am honoured by the opportunity, the on-going support from the Crick, and our current sponsorship from LifeArc. I look forward to working with Barbara and the KQ Labs community!

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