- A pharmacist, Adebayo Alonge, has been commended by the prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau for his invention
- Prime Minister Trudeau commended Alonge for developing a machine that detects fake and spoilt drugs
- Alonge made his country proud in 2019 by winning a competition that earned him R1.9 million
A pharmacist identified as Adebayo Alonge has been commended by the prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, for developing a machine that detects fake and spoilt drugs.
Alonge, who is the CEO and co-founder of RxAll, beat 4 500 other contenders from 119 nations across the world in the 2019 Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge. The prize was awarded by BNP Paribas.
It was reported that Alonge’s story is a very inspiring one as he was a victim of fake drug, an incident that almost took his life.
He is the first African winner of the competition where 80 people made it to the final stage. He was awarded for his novel nanoscanner called RxScanner, a technology that instantly detects fake drug, making it the world’s first go-to tech for combating substandard drugs.
About 15 years ago, Alonge said he almost died of fake drug while growing up. That experience prompted him to study pharmacy at university.
Over the years, he has worked in the pharmaceutical industry globally with major multinationals.
Along said they already contributing in terms of job creation as they provide financing to their partner pharmacies and hospitals to expand their operations.
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