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WISeKey Reports Full Year 2022 Audited Consolidated Financial Results



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WISeKey Reports Full Year 2022 Audited Consolidated Financial Results

Schedules conference call for May 2 at 3:00 pm CET (9:00 am ET)

  • Revenue growth: 35% increase in FY 2022 revenue to $23.8 million, as compared to $17.6 million in FY 2021.
  • Strong gross profit margin: FY 2022 gross profit margin increased slightly to 42.4% from 42.2% in FY 2021.
  • Strong cash position: cash and cash equivalents together with restricted cash remained strong at $20.7 million at December 31, 2022.

Geneva, Switzerland, April 28, 2022 – Ad-Hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 of SIX Listing Rules– WISeKey International Holding Ltd. (NASDAQ: WKEY / SIX: WIHN) (“WISeKey” or the “Company” or the “Group”), a leading cybersecurity and IoT company, announced today its audited consolidated financial results for full year (FY) 2022 (period ended December 31, 2022).

Carlos Moreira, WISeKey’s Founder and CEO, noted, “In 2022 WISeKey’s main focus was on the Internet of Things (IoT) and the development of its SEALSQ Semiconductors/Post Quantum offering. With SEALSQ, WISeKey aims to maximize the potential of semiconductors and list it on the NASDAQ, further expanding its reach and impact in the industry. With the increasing demand for connected devices, IoT has become a vital component of modern technology. The Company recognizes the importance of IoT and plans to channel its efforts towards developing new and advanced IoT solutions in 2023. This initiative will enable the Company to offer enhanced services to its clients and stay at the forefront of technological advancements.”

Despite strong revenue growth, the Company reported losses due to:

(a)   Significant investment made during the year in next-generation semiconductors and the launch of SEALSQ’s listing process on the NASDAQ. SEALSQ’s investment in next-generation semiconductors and AI infrastructure is part of its long-term strategy to stay at the forefront of technological innovation. The Company has made significant investments in these areas in order to develop new products and services that will meet the needs of its customers in the years to come.

(b)   The net proceeds from the sale of our 51% ownership WISeKey in ARAGO for $25 million have not yet been received, impacting the Company’s financial performance. WISeKey is currently assessing enforcement scenarios to turn its pledge over the arago AI IP into full ownership, allowing WISeKey to integrate the HIRO AI into the WISeKey platform.

WISeKey International Holding used the COVID transitional period in 2022 to define a new strategic direction that will see it operate as a holding company of several distinctive operational companies covering the full spectrum of WISeKey-related technologies. Currently this comprises the Root of Trust and PKI at WISeKey SA, semiconductors and Quantum technology with SEALSQ and WISeKey Semiconductors, Space technology using Picosatellites under WISeSat.Space and Trusted Blockchain NFT with WISe.ART Corp. Each of these subsidiaries contribute in meaningful ways to the overall mission of the WISeKey holding company, while also operating independently with a specific focus on their particular area of R&D and expertise and integrating their respective technologies into the WISeKey platform.

The decision to operate as a holding company of several distinctive operational companies reflects WISeKey International Holding’s commitment to provide the most comprehensive and effective cybersecurity platform solutions to its customers. By diversifying its operations, the holding company is better positioned to meet the evolving needs of the cybersecurity market while maintaining a central focus on its core mission of securing the Internet.

Each subsidiary has its own revenue stream and profitability targets, enabling it to focus on its core strengths and market opportunities. Each subsidiary has its own maturity stage, with SEALSQ already in process independently listing on the NASDAQ and the other subsidiaries still on start-up mode. These subsidiaries are aligned with the overall mission of the holding company that keeps majority ownership and provides managed financial services guaranteeing a proper operation while at the same time offers cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions to its customers.

Over time, the holding company plans to gradually IPO each independent company as they reach maturity. This approach will provide each subsidiary with the flexibility to operate independently while benefiting from the resources and support of the parent company. It will also create a diversified business structure that is better positioned to succeed in the rapidly evolving cybersecurity market.

Mr. Moreira added, “Our investments in innovation, strong customer demand, and execution excellence put us in a position of strength for the future. We continue to see solid demand for our semiconductors and the next generation post-quantum chips roadmap SEALSQ and are making substantial progress in the implementation of our post-quantum algorithms in Secure Semiconductors MS6001/MS6003. During the last two years, we have made considerable advancements in developing post-quantum resistant algorithms by establishing strategic R&D partnerships with MINES Saint-Etienne Research Institute (“MINES Saint-Etienne”), aiming to help the international community find cryptography algorithms that will resist future quantum computing based cyber-attacks.  SEALSQ’s on-chip or cloud-based solutions are now also provisioning services with the Matter Root-of-Trust PAA (Product Attestation Authority) which will help our customers save time and money in achieving Matter security compliance.”

Mr. Moreira further explained, “WISeKey continues to build momentum by addressing the security needs across blockchain. In 2022, the blockchain business achieved significant new milestones in the supply management business. The supply chain management of critical goods can now be further secured by integrating IoT devices that communicate with picosatellites launched by WISeSat with the Casper blockchain. WISeKey’s security chips are being utilized to protect various types of IoT devices, including satellites and their captured images and communications from agriculture and logistics sensors. Leveraging the extensive reach of picosatellites and their ability to connect with low-energy IoT devices, this product combines it with the immutability of data and smart contracting feature of the Casper blockchain to provide unique benefits to the supply chain management industry. Now, logistics processes can be more efficient and transparent, and data on goods in transit, such as environmental conditions and geo-location, can be reliably tracked. Additionally, WISeKey semiconductors securely issue NFTs that authenticate and track objects, much like an embedded ePassport, providing a digital identity used throughout the object’s lifetime. This allows objects to become “Trusted Objects” of the Internet and provide verifiable data, enabling supply chain managers to make informed decisions and prevent possible accidents or delays during transit.”

Mr. Moreira continued, “Demand for WISeKey’s products and services substantially increased. With a 35% increase in revenue, the Group is back on its growth path, supported by investments in R&D aiming to remain at the edge of technology, and investments focused on strengthening our sales force. We anticipate this growth continuing in 2023 with a strong backlog of orders already in place while the significant investments we made to expand our production capacity will allow us to better meet our clients’ needs.”

“Regarding operational costs, in 2023 we will continue to invest in research and development, following $3.9 million of investments made in 2022. WISeKey, through its Semiconductor division, is investing heavily in its QUAntum resistant Secure ARchitectureS (QUASARS) project targeting the development of its next generation Quantum Resistant chip,” concluded Mr. Moreira

WISeKey’s FY22 audited consolidated financial results are available at

FY 2022 Key Financial Milestones:

The key highlights of the year ended December 31, 2022 were:

  • Revenue growth: 35% increase in revenue to $23.8 million in the year 2022, compared to $17.6 million in 2021.
  • Cash position remains strong with $20.7 million cash available at December 31, 2022.
  • Increase in semiconductors production capacity: in 2022, WISeKey initiated a 5-year capital expenditure (“CapEx”) plan to increase its semiconductors volume by up to 80% over the next 5 years. The plan is supported by a $2 million loan from a third-party client for the purpose of increasing production capacity.
  • Cost structure efficiency improvements: our operating expenses decreased by $8.1 million and by $5 million when excluding non-cash stock-based compensation in comparison to 2021, showing our successful efforts to streamline our cost base while still being able to grow our revenue.
  • Strong investments in Research & Development (“R&D”): we continue to support our R&D work with $3.9 million invested during the year. In 2022:
    • we initiated our QUASARS project, a radical innovative solution paving the way of Post Quantum Cryptography era, and
    • we launched 13 security-IoT hardened low-orbit picosatellites, WISeSaT, for our new satellite-based secure IoT connectivity-as-a-service, through which WISeKey provides the satellite platform, launch, integration, ground station services and all the security architecture and components, as part of a turnkey SaaS solution for low-power and secure space-based IoT connectivity, in collaboration with FOSSA Systems S.L. (“FOSSA”).
  • Strengthening our Sales and Marketing (“S&M”) organization: the Group has continued reinforcing its sales and marketing team with a new sales director in the U.S.A. and the onboarding of 7 additional sales representatives in the E.U. region, Israel and South Africa and 2 representatives which will cover the Eastern states of the United States.
  • Development of the WISe.ART NFT platform: an innovative platform where WISeKey adds identification to the emerging NFT trade market, therefore ensuring that NFTs sold on its platform are genuine. The WISe.ART platform now includes over 1000 artworks by over 100 artists worldwide ranging from traditional art, video art to 3 dimensional AI productions.
  • M&A activity: divestiture of our 51% controlling interest in arago GmbH (“arago”) which freed up liquidity for the continuing operations of WISeKey and had a positive impact on its cash flow forecasts.


  • Our strong semiconductors backlog of orders and pipeline of opportunities valued at over $100 million has given us a great building block that allows our sales team to focus on new opportunities to expand our customer base and geographic footprint. As a result, we expect to see a significant increase in the number of customers served by WISeKey in this sector by 2023 / 2024.
  • Continued development of the WISe.ART NFT auction platform in conjunction with Polygon and CasperLabs, a product for which we have a patent pending, which would potentially add to our extensive patent portfolio. We are starting to bring revenues by charging commissions on the sales that are carried out on the WISe.ART platform which is a percentage of the total sale and depends upon multiple factors. In 2023, WISeKey expects to sign partnerships with Hedera and Italpreziosi for an even wider coverage, allowing for significant community growth, collectors’ transactions and new NFTs business.
  • Launch of the WISeSat FOSSA picosatellite constellation as part of the WISeSat venture which will enable us to support Global Decentralized IoT Communications, a project that is building towards commercial deployment in the second half of 2023 when we believe our partnership agreement with the Swiss Army will become effective.
  • New strategic partnerships to strengthen its position as IoT cybersecurity provider and to develop new use cases based on our established technologies.
  • Investments in post-quantum cryptography that are resistant against quantum cryptanalysis so as to anticipate future cybersecurity threats, working in collaboration with the American National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA).
  • Planned significant investment in new equipment to increase the production volume of semiconductors.
  • Investment in R&D to expand its patent portfolio.


Carlos Moreira, CEO and Peter Ward, CFO will host a conference call on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. CET / 9:00 a.m. ET to discuss these results, recent business developments and growth initiatives. A Q&A session will follow the prepared remarks.

Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing:

United States (Toll) 877-445-9755
United States (Toll Free) 201-493-6744
France (fixed) ATT /excl. Monaco: 0 800 912 848
Germany (fixed) ATT: 0 800 182 0040
Germany (mobile) ATT: 0 800 184 4713
Italy (fixed) ATT: 800 791 612
Italy (mobile) ATT: 800 796 508
Netherlands (fixed) ATT: 0 800 023 4340
Netherlands (mobile) ATT: 0 800 022 3580
Spain (fixed) ATT: 900 834 236
Spain (mobile) ATT: 900 834 876
Switzerland (fixed) ATT: 0 800 835 525
Switzerland (mobile) ATT: 0 800 891 374
United Kingdom (fixed) ATT: 0 800 756 3429

To access the call, please dial in approximately five minutes before the start time. The call will also be simultaneously webcasted over the Internet via this link and such link will also be made available in the “Investor Relations” section of WISeKey’s website

An archived version of the webinar will be available on WISeKey’s website following the live presentation. For any questions regarding the event, please email [email protected].


Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income/(Loss) [as reported]

  12 months ended December 31,  
USD’000 2022   2021   2020  
Net sales 23,814   17,646   14,779  
Cost of sales (13,588)   (9,893)   (8,578)  
Depreciation of production assets (132)   (301)   (736)  
Gross profit 10,094   7,452   5,465  
Other operating income 2,073   183   43  
Research & development expenses (3,862)   (5,618)   (6,012)  
Selling & marketing expenses (7,275)   (9,111)   (7,355)  
General & administrative expenses (11,466)   (14,066)   (10,673)  
Total operating expenses (20,530)   (28,612)   (23,997)  
Operating loss (10,436)   (21,160)   (18,532)  
Non-operating income 3,937   2,509   1,127  
Debt conversion expense (827)   (325)    
Gain on derivative liability     44  
Interest and amortization of debt discount (168)   (1,057)   (458)  
Non-operating expenses (5,551)   (3,426)   (11,079)  
Loss before income tax expense (13,045)   (23,459)   (28,898)  
Income tax income / (expense) 3,238   (13)   (9)  
Loss from continuing operations, net (9,807)   (23,472)   (28,907)  
Discontinued operations:            
Net sales from discontinued operations 1,805   4,612    
Cost of sales from discontinued operations (978)   (2,976)    
Total operating and non-operating expenses from discontinued operations (5,274)   (2,364)    
Income tax recovery from discontinued operations 25   106    
Loss on disposal of a business, net of tax on disposal (15,026)      
Income / (loss) on discontinued operations (19,449)   (622)    
Net income / (loss) (29,255)   (24,094)   (28,907)  
Less: Net income / (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests (1,780)   (3,754)   (248)  
Net income / (loss) attributable to WISeKey International Holding AG (27,475)   (20,340)   (28,659)  
Earnings per share from continuing operations            
Basic (0.09)   (0.33)   (0.68)  
Diluted (0.09)   (0.33)   (0.68)  
Earnings per share from discontinued operations            
Basic (0.17)   (0.01)    
Diluted (0.17)   (0.01)    
Earning per share attributable to WISeKey International Holding AG            
Basic (0.24)   (0.28)   (0.67)  
Diluted (0.24)   (0.28)   (0.67)  
Other comprehensive income / (loss), net of tax:          
Foreign currency translation adjustments (1,434)   (1,534)   1,729
Change in unrealized gains related to available-for-sale debt securities   1,965   5,385
Reclassifications out of the OCI arising during period 1,156    
Defined benefit pension plans:          
Net gain (loss) arising during period 2,934   1,572   1,189
Reclassification adjustments     (7,350)    
Other comprehensive income / (loss) 2,656   (5,347)   8,303
Comprehensive income / (loss) (26,599)   (29,441)   (20,604)
Other comprehensive income / (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests (964)   187   (95)
Other comprehensive income / (loss) attributable to WISeKey International Holding AG 3,620   (5,534)   8,398
Comprehensive income / (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests (2,744)   (3,567)   (343)
Comprehensive income / (loss) attributable
to WISeKey International Holding AG
(23,855)   (25,874)   (20,261)

The notes are an integral part of our consolidated financial statements.

Consolidated Balance Sheets [as reported]

  As at December 31,   As at December 31,
USD’000 2022   2021
Current assets      
Cash and cash equivalents 20,706   34,201
Restricted cash, current 108   110
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts 2,573   2,979
Notes receivable from employees and related parties 67   68
Inventories 7,510   2,710
Prepaid expenses 831   1,198
Current assets held for sale   689
Other current assets 1,380   555
Total current assets 33,175   42,510
Noncurrent assets      
Notes receivable, noncurrent 64   190
Deferred income tax assets 3,295   1
Deferred tax credits 694   848
Property, plant and equipment net of accumulated depreciation 842   573
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization 98   105
Finance lease right-of-use assets   171
Operating lease right-of-use assets 2,289   2,941
Goodwill 8,317   8,317
Equity securities, at cost 472   501
Equity securities, at fair value 1   1
Noncurrent assets held for sale   32,391
Other noncurrent assets 249   256
Total noncurrent assets 16,321   46,295
TOTAL ASSETS 49,496   88,805
Current Liabilities      
Accounts payable 13,401   14,786
Notes payable 4,196   4,206
Deferred revenue, current 174   92
Current portion of obligations under finance lease liabilities   55
Current portion of obligations under operating lease liabilities 592   595
Income tax payable 57   11
Current liabilities held for sale   4,567
Other current liabilities 409   440
Total current liabilities 18,829   24,752
Noncurrent liabilities      
Bonds, mortgages and other long-term debt 1,850   458
Convertible note payable, noncurrent 1,267   9,049
Deferred revenue, noncurrent 23   100
Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent 1,727   2,468
Employee benefit plan obligation 1,759   4,769
Other deferred tax liabilities 8   62
Noncurrent liabilities held for sale   5,712
Other noncurrent liabilities 8   56
Total noncurrent liabilities 6,642   22,674
TOTAL LIABILITIES 25,471   47,426
Commitments and contingent liabilities      
Common stock – Class A 400   400
CHF 0.01 par value      
           Authorized – 50,021,988 and 40,021,988 shares      
Issued and outstanding – 40,021,988 and 40,021,988 shares      
Common stock – Class B 5,334   4,685
CHF 0.05 par value      
           Authorized – 177,419,580 and 138,058,468      
           Issued – 100,294,518 and 88,120,054      
           Outstanding – 99,837,254 and 80,918,390      
Treasury stock, at cost (457,264 and 7,201,664 shares held) (371)   (636)
Additional paid-in capital 280,597   268,199
Accumulated other comprehensive income / (loss) 5,935   1,407
Accumulated deficit (265,635)   (238,160)
Total shareholders’equity attributable to WISeKey shareholders 26,260   35,895
Noncontrolling interests in consolidated subsidiaries (2,235)   5,484
Total shareholdersequity 24,025   41,379

The notes are an integral part of our consolidated financial statements.

About WISeKey

WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY; SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT respecting the Human as the Fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey microprocessors secure the pervasive computing shaping today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an install base of over 1.5 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, mobile phones, crypto tokens etc.).  WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the edge of IoT as our semiconductors produce a huge amount of Big Data that, when analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications to predict the failure of their equipment before it happens.

Our technology is Trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit

Press and investor contacts:

WISeKey International Holding Ltd
Company Contact:  Carlos Moreira
Chairman & CEO
Tel: +41 22 594 3000
[email protected]
WISeKey Investor Relations (US)
Contact:  Lena Cati
The Equity Group Inc.
Tel: +1 212 836-9611
[email protected]

This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning WISeKey International Holding Ltd and its respective businesses. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding business strategy, financial performance, results of operations, market data, events or developments that we expect or anticipates will occur in the future, as well as any other statements which are not historical facts. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements WISeKey’s ability to implement its growth strategies, WISeKey’s ability to continue beneficial transactions with material parties, including a limited number of significant customers; market demand and semiconductor industry conditions; and the risks discussed in WISeKey’s’s filings with the SEC. Risks and uncertainties are further described in reports filed by WISeKey with the SEC.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any shares or other securities, and it does not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of the Swiss Financial Services Act (“FinSA”), the FinSa’s predecessor legislation or advertising within the meaning of the FinSA. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of WISeKey and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is, or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of WISeKey.

The registration statement referred to in this press release, including the Prospectus contained therein, constitutes a foreign prospectus within the meaning of article 54 paras. 2 and 3 of the FinSA and article 70 paras. 2-4 of the Swiss Financial Services Ordinance of November 6, 2019, as amended.

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More than $9 Million Awarded to High School Scientists and Engineers at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair 2024




Grace Sun, 16, receives $75,000 Top Award for a new kind of organic electrochemical transistor at the world’s largest pre-college science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition.
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and WASHINGTON, May 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Society for Science (the Society) announced that Grace Sun, 16, of Lexington, Kentucky, won the $75,000 top award, the George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award, named in honor of the pioneering drug researcher and Regeneron co-Founder, Board co-Chair, President and Chief Scientific Officer, in the 2024 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF), the world’s largest pre-college science and engineering competition. Other top prizes went to projects in second-order cone programming, microplastics filtration and multi-sensory therapy for dementia.

The top winners were honored during two award ceremonies: the Special Awards on May 16 and the Grand Awards Ceremony on the morning of May 17. In total, over $9 million USD was awarded to the finalists based on their projects’ creativity, innovation and depth of scientific inquiry. The competition featured nearly 2,000 young scientists representing 49 U.S. states and nearly 70 countries, regions and territories across the world.
Grace Sun, 16, of Lexington, Kentucky, won first place and received the $75,000 George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award for her research on building a better organic electrochemical transistor that she hopes will be used to develop new electronic devices that could help detect and treat serious illnesses like diabetes, epilepsy and organ failure. To overcome the problems that have previously prevented such devices from working effectively inside the body, Grace developed a new way of chemically treating their organic components, which greatly improved their laboratory performance.
Michelle Wei, 17, of San Jose, California, received one of two Regeneron Young Scientist Awards of $50,000 for her research to improve the speed and efficiency of a type of software that is useful in many fields such as machine learning, transportation and financial systems. Michelle’s new approach involved determining a quick approximate solution to the second-order cone programming problem, then splitting the initial cone into smaller cones, which enabled her new algorithm to greatly outperform previous approaches.
Krish Pai, 17, of Del Mar, California, received the second Regeneron Young Scientist Award of $50,000 for his machine-learning research to identify microbial genetic sequences that can be modified to biodegrade plastic. His new software, called Microby, scans databases of microorganisms and determines which ones can be changed genetically to biodegrade plastics. In tests, he identified two microorganisms that can be genetically modified to degrade plastic at a cost he believes would be ten times less than traditional recycling.
 “Congratulations to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair 2024 winners,” said Maya Ajmera, President and CEO, Society for Science and Executive Publisher, Science News. “I’m truly inspired by the ingenuity and determination shown by these remarkable students. Coming from around the world with diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines, these students have shown that it is possible to come together in unity to tackle some of the toughest challenges facing our world today, and I could not be prouder.”
Regeneron ISEF provides a global stage for the world’s best and brightest young scientists and engineers. Through this competition, Regeneron and the Society are fostering the next generation of STEM leaders who are pioneering solutions to improve our world. Since 2020, Regeneron has provided STEM experiences to approximately 2.4 million students, on track to meet its goal of 2.5 million by 2025.
“The talent, intelligence and potential of this year’s Regeneron ISEF finalists is truly inspiring, and I congratulate each on their remarkable achievements,” said George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., co-Founder, Board co-Chair, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Regeneron. “Science competitions like ISEF were pivotal in shaping my own career and fueling my passion to fight back against disease. I look forward to seeing these students continue to push the boundaries of science and technology to create positive and sustainable change for all humanity.”
Other top honors from the competition include:
Justin Huang and Victoria Ou, both 17, of Woodlands, Texas, received the Gordon E. Moore Award for Positive Outcomes for Future Generations of $50,000 for their new prototype filtration system that uses ultrasonic waves to remove microscopic plastic particles from water. In lab tests, the acoustic force from the high-frequency sound waves removed between 84% and 94% of the suspended microplastic particles in a single pass. The students are now working to scale up and fine-tune their experimental system.
Ingrid Wai Hin Chan, 17, of Hong Kong, China received the Craig R. Barrett Award for Innovation of $10,000 for her research on using a multi-sensory therapy for dementia patients. Her mixed therapy app would allow patients to practice physical and cognitive skills through a personalized, immersive environment using virtual reality headsets. Ingrid conducted an eight-week study with six people living with dementia and found that the cognitive function of patients who used her prototype improved in several areas. She believes her app could serve as a viable option for dementia patients with limited access to in-person professional therapy.
Tanishka Balaji Aglave, 15, of Valrico, Florida, received the H. Robert Horvitz Prize for Fundamental Research of $10,000 for her investigation into a natural alternative treatment against citrus greening, a disease that threatens citrus farming in many parts of the world and is currently only treated with antibiotics. Tanishka injected the trunks of infected trees with an extract from the curry leaf tree, and found through tests that this potential method could effectively and sustainably manage citrus greening disease.
Maddux Alexander Springer, 18, of Honolulu, Hawaii, received the Peggy Scripps Award for Science Communication of $10,000 for his research into fibropapillomatosis (FP), a disease that is the primary cause of death in green sea turtles. Some turtles he studied in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, were stricken with a disease that causes internal and external tumors that inhibit their everyday lives. After analyzing the turtles’ diet of green algae, Maddux concluded that this disease, wastewater, invasive algae and the amino acid arginine all pose a grave risk to these endangered sea creatures.
Ria Kamat, 17, of Hackensack, New Jersey; Anna Oliva, 17, of Houston, TX; and Shuhan Luo, 18, of Worcester, MA, received the Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS Award, which provides finalists an all-expense paid trip to attend the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar during Nobel Week in Stockholm, Sweden.
Jack Shannon, 18, of Clane, Kildare, Ireland, and Nikhil Vemuri, 17, of Cary, North Carolina, received the EU Contest for Young Scientists Award. Their projects will represent Regeneron ISEF at the EU Contest for Young Scientists to be held this September in Katowice, Poland.
For more information about the top winners and access to visual assets visit:
The full list of Special Award ISEF 2024 Finalists can be found at
In addition to the Top Award winners, more than 450 finalists received awards and prizes for their innovative research, including “First Award” winners, who each received a $5,000 prize.
The following lists the First Award winners for each of the 22 categories, from which the Top Awards were chosen:
Animal Sciences, sponsored by Society for ScienceMaddux Alexander Springer, Honolulu, Hawaii
Behavioral and Social Sciences, sponsored by Society for ScienceAndrew Y. Liang, San Jose, California
Biochemistry, sponsored by RegeneronAmy Hong Xiao, Garden City, New York
Biomedical and Health Sciences, sponsored by RegeneronRia Kamat, Hackensack, New Jersey; Kevin Xuan Lei, Shanghai, China
Biomedical Engineering, sponsored by Alfred E. Mann CharitiesAyush Garg, Dublin, California; Divij Motwani, Palo Alto, California; Akash Ashish Pai, Portland, Oregon
Cellular and Molecular Biology, sponsored by RegeneronLara and Maya Sarah Hammoud, Beverly Hills, Michigan
Chemistry, sponsored by Society for ScienceAkilan Sankaran, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Arjun Suresh Malpani and Siddharth Daniel D’costa, Portland, Oregon
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, sponsored by RegeneronKun-Hyung Roh, Bronx, New York
Earth and Environmental Sciences, sponsored by Google.orgNikhil Vemuri, Durham, North Carolina; Justin Yizhou Huang and Victoria Ou, The Woodlands, Texas
Embedded Systems, sponsored by HPChloe Rae and Sophie Rose Filion, Welland, Ontario, Canada
Energy: Sustainable Materials and Design, sponsored by Siemens EnergyAlia Wahban, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Engineering Technology: Statics and Dynamics, sponsored by Howmet Aerospace FoundationChiyo Nakatsuji, Bunkyoku, Tokyo, Japan; Kevin Shen, Olympia, Washington
Environmental Engineering, sponsored by JacobsKrish Pai, San Diego, California; Jack Shannon, Clane, Kildare, Ireland
Materials Science, sponsored by Howmet Aerospace FoundationGrace Sun, Lexington, Kentucky
Mathematics, sponsored by Akamai FoundationAnna Oliva, Houston, Texas
Microbiology, sponsored by Schattner FoundationMatthew Chang, Irvine, California
Physics and Astronomy, sponsored by Richard F. Caris Charitable Trust IIHarini Thiagarajan and Vishal Ranganath Yalla, Bothell, Washington; Shuhan Luo, Worcester, Massachusetts
Plant Sciences, sponsored by Society for SciencePauline Estrada, Fresno, California; Tanishka Balaji Aglave, Dover, Florida
Robotics and Intelligent Machines, sponsored by RegeneronMichal Lajciak, Dubnica nad Vahom, Trenciansky kraj, Slovakia; Anthony Efthimiadis, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Systems Software, sponsored by MicrosoftMichelle Wei, San Jose, California
Technology Enhances the Arts, sponsored by Society for ScienceAnant Khandelwal, Sritan Motati and Siddhant Sood, Alexandria, Virginia
Translational Medical Science, sponsored by RegeneronZheng-Chi Lee, West Lafayette, Indiana; Ingrid Wai Hin Chan, Hong Kong, China
The full list of all award-winning ISEF 2024 finalists is available here:
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About the Regeneron International Science and Engineering FairThe Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF), a program of Society for Science for over 70 years, is the world’s largest global science competition for high school students. Through a global network of local, regional and national science fairs, millions of students are encouraged to explore their passion for scientific inquiry. Each spring, a group of these students is selected as finalists and offered the opportunity to compete for approximately U.S. $9 million in awards and scholarships.
In 2019, Regeneron became the title sponsor of ISEF to help reward and celebrate the best and brightest young minds globally and encourage them to pursue careers in STEM to positively impact the world. Regeneron ISEF is supported by a community of additional sponsors, including Akamai Foundation, Alfred E. Mann Charities, Aramco, Caltech,, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Howmet Aerospace Foundation, HP, , Jacobs, King Abdulaziz & his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity, Microsoft, National Geographic Society, Richard F. Caris Charitable Trust II, Rise, an initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, Schattner Foundation, Siemens Energy, Annenburg Foundation, Ballmer Group, Broadcom Foundation, Cesco Linguistic Services, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Edison International, Insaco, Oracle Academy, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation and US Army ROTC. Many are entrepreneurs across a wide range of industries. Learn more at
About Society for ScienceSociety for Science is a champion for science, dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement. Established in 1921, Society for Science is best known for its award-winning journalism through Science News and Science News Explores, its world-class science research competitions for students, including the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair and the Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge, and its outreach and equity programming that seeks to ensure that all students have an opportunity to pursue a career in STEM. A 501(c)(3) membership organization, Society for Science is committed to inform, educate and inspire. Learn more at and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (Society4Science).
About RegeneronRegeneron (NASDAQ: REGN) is a leading biotechnology company that invents, develops and commercializes life-transforming medicines for people with serious diseases. Founded and led by physician-scientists, our unique ability to repeatedly and consistently translate science into medicine has led to numerous approved treatments and product candidates in development, most of which were homegrown in our laboratories. Our medicines and pipeline are designed to help patients with eye diseases, allergic and inflammatory diseases, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, neurological diseases, hematologic conditions, infectious diseases and rare diseases. 
Regeneron believes that operating as a good corporate citizen is crucial to delivering on our mission. We approach corporate responsibility with three goals in mind: to improve the lives of people with serious diseases, to foster a culture of integrity and excellence and to build sustainable communities. Regeneron is proud to be included on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Civic 50 list of the most “community-minded” companies in the U.S. Throughout the year, Regeneron empowers and supports employees to give back through our volunteering, pro bono and matching gift programs. Our most significant philanthropic commitments are in the area of early science education, including the Regeneron Science Talent Search and the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
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J.P. Morgan Life Sciences Private Capital, Blue Horizon Advisors and United Al Saqer Announce Winner of Inaugural 2024 Life Sciences Innovation Summit




In conjunction with Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week 2024
ABU DHABI, UAE, May 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — J.P. Morgan Life Sciences Private Capital, Blue Horizon Advisors and United Al Saqer Group announced today Rayees Rahman of Harmonic Discovery as the winner of the inaugural J.P. Morgan Asset Management: Life Sciences Innovation Summit. Harmonic Discovery is a precision pharmacology company applying its generative chemistry platform to advance next-generation kinase inhibitors.

In partnership with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), the Summit took place on May 14-15, 2024 at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and showcased the 11 innovative finalists, as well as highlighted existing innovators and opportunities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The event also featured keynote speeches from Dr. Laurie Glimcher of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Shahrukh Hashmi of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, and Dr. David Ho of Columbia University Medical Center and provided attendees networking opportunities to gain valuable insights into the future of life sciences innovation. 
In addition, the jury designated Chun-Hao Huang of Algen Biotechnologies as honourable mention. Algen Biotechnologies is a platform therapeutics and drug discovery company using world-leading CRISPR and AI to find treatments for cancer, inflammation and metabolic diseases.
The winners were selected by an esteemed, international panel of judges, which included:Laurie Glimcher, MD, President and CEO at Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteJorge Guzman, MD, CEO at Cleveland Clinic Abu DhabiProf. Shahrukh Khurshid Hashmi, MD, Director of Research, Department of Health, Abu DhabiYasmine Hayek Kobeissi, PhD, CQF, BSc., Executive Director at Blue Horizon AdvisorsAnya Schiess, Managing Partner at J.P. Morgan Life Sciences Private CapitalWalid Zaher, PhD, Co-Founder and CEO, Carexso
Dr. Asma Al Mannaei, Executive Director of the Research and Innovation Centre at the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi said: “Under the directives of the UAE’s wise leadership, and renowned for its world-leading medical infrastructure, Abu Dhabi stands at the forefront of healthcare excellence, offering an unparalleled opportunity for advancement in healthcare for global partners. It was our utmost pleasure hosting the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Life Sciences Innovation Summit 2024 on the sidelines of Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week and we commend the winners for their pioneering efforts in driving impactful advancements in healthcare; their dedication to innovation not only transforms the landscape of medicine, but also holds the promise of improving lives worldwide.” 
Stephen Squinto, PhD, Chief Investment Officer, J.P. Morgan Life Sciences Private Capital said: “We are thrilled with the level of biotech passion and innovation that we observed at this year’s Summit in Abu Dhabi. The energy was truly palpable we are thrilled to announce Rayees Rahman as the winner of our first Life Sciences Innovation Summit. Harmonic Discovery’s approach embodies the next generation of drug discovery and development. We appreciate the time and effort of all participants and cannot wait for our next event in the region.”
Nabil Kobeissi, Chief Executive Officer of Blue Horizon Advisors, said: “As the main sponsor, we are committed to nurturing and fostering the growth of all 11 finalists in this vibrant biotech ecosystem. This Summit marks the beginning of a transformative journey, and we are confident that it will pave the way for a flourishing hub in the region. We are also pleased to announce that we will commit to invest in and partner with the winner, Harmonic Discovery, to support its future growth in the region.”
Sponsors for the event included J.P. Morgan Life Sciences Private Capital, J.P. Morgan Commercial Bank, Blue Horizon Advisors, United Al Saqer Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Salam Capital. The Summit organisation, logistics and finalist recruitment were facilitated by Lyfebulb.
Of importance, at the Summit, Mr. Mohamed Al Breiki, Executive Director of Sustainable Development at Masdar City, announced that Masdar City Free Zone would award all 11 Finalists complimentary business licenses to further support their establishment in the region. Masdar City is one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments and innovation hubs with a growing focus on life science entrepreneurship in Abu Dhabi.

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Congregating in the Lion City for a Win-Win Future of Intelligent Computing at the Global Data Center Facility Summit 2024




SINGAPORE, May 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — On May 17, 2024, the Global Data Center Facility Summit 2024 was held in Singapore with the theme of “Power the Digital Era Forward.” At the summit, over 600 data center industry leaders, technical experts, and ecosystem partners gathered to discuss new trends and opportunities of the global data center industry in the intelligent computing era. The attendees also got to experience all-scenario, all-ecosystem, and all-service end-to-end (E2E) solutions, share innovative practices of green data centers in the Asia Pacific and Europe, and experience the exhibition vehicle to unveil the mystery of Outdoor PowerPOD that features one power system per container. By fully embracing the intelligent computing era, Huawei strives to power the digital era forward.

Seizing Opportunities Brought by AI and Jointly Building Green & Reliable Computing Infrastructure
At the opening speech, Charles Yang, Senior Vice President of Huawei and President of Marketing, Sales and Services, Huawei Digital Power, noted that since ChatGPT ushered in the AI era, large models keep pushing the limits of computing power and the intelligent computing industry is witnessing an unprecedented construction boom. As predicted, 100 GW will be added to the global data center installed capacity and the market value will exceed US$600 billion in the next five years.
According to Charles, with opportunities come challenges. The primary challenge concerning the data center industry is reliability and electricity. Data centers are scaling up from the MW-level to the GW-level. E2E reliability of data centers is becoming even more important than ever. In response to the opportunities, Huawei will work with customers and partners to expand the industry space.
Steering Data Centers to the AI Era with Product + Service + Ecosystem
During the summit, Sun Xiaofeng, President of Huawei Data Center Facility & Critical Power Business, delivered a speech titled “Power the Digital Era Forward. ” He stated that as AI large models are penetrating, the surging compute demands drive the expansive growth in data center.
To address the challenges, Huawei strives to build product + service + ecosystem E2E data center solutions that feature fast deployment, flexible cooling, green energy, and ultimate reliability.
Fast deployment: Data centers are fully modularized and prefabricated to ensure high quality and efficient construction.Flexible cooling: Air-liquid fusion and integrated cooling source emerges as the optimal cooling architecture for intelligent computing.Green energy: New generation-grid-load-storage integrated solution is built to ensure the sound operations of intelligent computing centers.Ultimate reliability: Data centers are safeguarded through reliable products and preventive protection.Currently, Huawei’s global service network covers more than 170 countries with over 1800 professional engineers, providing 24/7 technical support. With N+ flagship service centers, Huawei has built a one-hour service radius for its customers.
The ecosystem is a key part for a win-win future of intelligent computing. Huawei works with partners to develop comprehensive E2E solutions and provide customers with one-stop data center services.
During the summit, Huawei and the ASEAN Centre for Energy released a white paper on “Building Next Generation Data Center Facility in ASEAN.” The document provides insights into the status quo, challenges, and trends of data centers in the ASEAN region, and emphasizes that efficient and energy-saving products and solutions should be applied. It also proposes future-oriented policy recommendations for data center markets.
In the ecosystem exhibition area, Huawei showcased scenario-based solutions for large-, medium-, and small-sized data centers, and demonstrated data center consulting, design, integrated development, and delivery capabilities with dozens of ecosystem partners including CIMC, Weichai, CSCEC, and Huashi.
On a special note, the Huawei Outdoor PowerPOD exhibition vehicle made its global debut. The Huawei Outdoor PowerPOD features one power system per container, outdoor deployment, plug-and-play, and high protection rating and reliability. It has become the preferred choice for decoupling the power supply architecture.
A single tree cannot make a forest.
AI is presenting great opportunities. By delving into the industry, aggregating partner ecosystems, and making innovations applicable to transformations, Huawei will continue to help customers build reliable computing infrastructure, accelerating the industry to embrace AI and powering the digital era forward.
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