Feb 24, 2021
New Case Study on Metabiota's Epidemic Detection SystemMetabiota has released a new case study after Metabiota’s early insights into the COVID-19 pandemic provided critical data to make operational decisions. According to Eran Ben-Shushan, CEO of the events software company Bizzabo, “Metabiota provided crucial early warning about the potential effects of the COVID pandemic in January 2020, prompting Bizzabo to make an early pivot from in-person to online events. This led to 100%+ growth in revenue for the year, rather than the extreme losses that many in the in-person events industry have faced.” Read the full story in this case study.
Dec 03, 2020
Metabiota in Modern Insurance Magazine: Industry Innovators InterviewMetabiota’s mission is to make the world more resilient to epidemics. Following the impact of Covid-19, change is on the horizon as the need to cover risk becomes ever more prevalent. Nita Madhav, CEO of Metabiota, discusses Metabiota’s work and ability to mitigate against the outbreaks. Epidemic risk factors will only continue to escalate across the globe, and Metabiota is working hard to inform the industry of the data and tools available that could help them mitigate against future epidemic and pandemic risks and their consequences. View full article in Modern Insurance Magazine.
Oct 16, 2020
Metabiota in the Cameroon Tribune: MINDEF: Minister Encourages Army Health Research CentreThe Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defence, Joseph Beti Assomo paid a working visit to the Army Health Research Centre (CRESAR) and Metabiota teams on October 15, 2020, a culmination of 20 years of successful collaborative efforts. CRESAR began in 2000 with a mission to carry out research and laboratory testing for the Defence Forces, their families, and other populations in Cameroon. Together with Metabiota, CRESAR has contributed enormously to public health in the military and general Cameroonian population. View full article in Cameroon Tribune.
Sep 25, 2020
Metabiota in Homeland Preparedness News: Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense prepares for next pandemicThe ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is revealing major gaps in national readiness to prepare for, respond to, and recover from biological threats, requiring that decision makers consider improved policies, programs, and technologies to ramp up the federal defense, experts said during the Sept. 24 virtual meeting of the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense. View article for more information on the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense and Metabiota.
Sep 21, 2020
Metabiota in S&P Global Market Intelligence: Human behavior biggest challenge in race to model pandemic riskCapturing how individuals and governments respond to pandemics is one of the key challenges to developing risk models that could underpin future insurance solutions, according to specialists. View article in S&P Global Market Intelligence: Human behavior biggest challenge in race to model pandemic risk
Jul 30, 2020
Metabiota in Insurance Day: Not so unexpected? Modelling pandemic risksIt is possible for insurers and clients to estimate potential losses caused by events like Covid-19, the chief executive of San Francisco-based Metabiota says... View article in Insurance Day: Not so unexpected? Modelling pandemic risks
Jul 01, 2020
Metabiota joins Lloyd's Lab for COVID-19 CohortMetabiota is delighted to join Lloyd's Lab's Cohort 5 to support the markets in responding to COVID-19 and future pandemics. We'll work closely with Lloyd's to provide epidemic risk data, indices, modeling and other analytic tools to support development of innovative epidemic-related insurance coverage. To read more about Lloyd's Lab's Cohort 5, click here.
Jun 16, 2020
Metabiota in Wired: We Can Protect the Economy From Pandemics. Why Didn't We?A virologist helped crack an impossible problem: how to insure against the economic fallout from devastating viral outbreaks. The plan was ingenious. Yet we're still in this mess. Metabiota in Wired: We Can Protect the Economy From Pandemics. Why Didn't We?
Jun 16, 2020
Metabiota in Brookings: AI: The complex solution to simplify health careHealth care languishes in data dissonance. A fundamental imbalance between collection and use persists across systems and geopolitical boundaries. Data collection has been an all-consuming effort with good intent but insufficient results in turning data into action. After a strong decade, the sentiment is that the data is inconsistent, messy, and untrustworthy. The most advanced health systems in the world remain confused by what they’ve amassed: reams of data without a clear path toward impact. Artificial intelligence (AI) can see through the murk, clear away the noise, and find meaning in existing data beyond the capacity of any human(s) or other technology. Organizations like Metabiota have mapped thousands of pandemics to generate a model for risk. Existing electronic information systems (EIS) hold valuable historical health data when they are available—both pandemic models and EIS are excellent sources for AI engines targeted at optimization of pandemic response at scale. View article on Brookings: AI: The complex solution to simplify health care
Jun 02, 2020