HANNES SMARASON

President and COO, WuXi NextCODE

Hannes is co-founder, president and COO, WuXi NextCODE. A serial entrepreneur, he served previously as CFO and executive VP of business and finance at deCODE genetics, which during his tenure achieved global recognition as the leader in analyzing and understanding the human genome. Hannes received his master’s in management from MIT, where he also earned his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering.

 

Delivering Precision Medicine Worldwide Today

The ability to efficiently manage, interpret and connect genomes at massive scale is the key to using NGS data to improve medicine and health. Our analytics touch some 500,000 genomes every day, seamlessly underpinning the preeminent clinical diagnostics, target discovery and genome-driven public health efforts on three continents and between them - providing the infrastructure for version 1.0 of the Internet of DNA .

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