OptraHEALTH, the leading data-driven intelligence company, today announced that Dr. Gauri Naik, Founder & CEO, has received the prestigious ‘Women Entrepreneur 2019’ Award from DMA in association with Government of India.
The recognition is given annually to a woman entrepreneur whose vision and pioneering spirit has led to significant achievements in corporate responsibility practices over the course of her career. The award will be presented on February 22nd during 9th Women Entrepreneurs Conference at The Park Hotel, New Delhi.
Dr. Naik founded OptraHEALTH in the year 2014 based on the idea that AI can help in providing Genetic Counseling to everybody at very low cost. OptraHEALTH’s latest product ‘GeneFAXTM: Digital Genetic Companion’, is a Chatbot for Genetics which guides individuals through the preliminary steps of their genetic test. GeneFAXTM can answer basic genetics queries as well as help the users to interpret their DNA test report. Dr. Gauri led OptraHEALTH has achieved the highest level of appreciation and success in genetic industry. She is a biotechnologist by profession, with commercial research and entrepreneurial background. She has extensive experience working in the genetics, cytology, microbiology, molecular biology, medical imaging and bioinformatics field and has 11 US patents published to her credit.
“I am deeply humbled and honored by this recognition. This award is a testimony that OptraHEALTH is helping millions of people all over the world with our conversational AI tools to know their genetic history. This is a recognition for our entire OptraHEALTH team to be persistent and always pursuing excellence in improving lives of consumers through new-age technology”, said Dr. Gauri Naik. She added by saying, “Although we believe that a conversational AI can never replace a Human Genetic Counselor, it can certainly help people to prepare for pre-test counseling and post-test counseling sessions.”
Dr. Naik was selected from a group of finalists by a panel of independent judges comprised of previous Responsible CEO Award winners. Finalists for the award were nominated by DMA leadership team who are elected members of DMA community, based on a nominee's achievements spanning a career in corporate responsibility practices; including employee relations, environmental impact and sustainability, human rights and philanthropy.
"Our entire community of healthcare professionals applauds Dr. Gauri Naik’s efforts and for leading by example throughout her career – driving innovation and creating a culture of sustainability and purpose for employees, customers and the communities where OptraHEALTH’s GeneFAXTM operates”, said Abhi Gholap, co-founder of Optra Health.
OptraHEALTH is the leading Data-driven Intelligence Company focused on improving outcomes for consumers and life sciences and healthcare organizations. By combining our next generation Artificial Intelligence technology GeneFAXTM, with our team of domain experts, and a passion for solving complex scientific problems, we INNOVATE new products ACCELERATE scientific discovery and time-to-market and OPTIMIZE efficiencies.