This is the next company I am building. We are currently in its pre-history:
March, 2019: I wrote this to explore the domain of bioentrepreneurship: How Do You Become a Bioentrepreneur? Note that at this point, I thought low-cost genomics was still years away. That was published March 21, 2019. On March 25, I followed the Oxford Nanopore Twitter account. The research for that piece probably led me to Nanopore.
June, 2019: I enrolled in MSc in Biology at Ateneo de Davao University
November 2019: I got some Nanopore library preparation and bioinformatics exposure via Dr. Amanda Warr at Central Luzon State University. She and her colleague, Dr. Christine Burkard, were there to sequence local variants of the African Swine Fever virus.
June, 2021: Joined the overgrad iGEM team Friendzymes. The biggest obstacle of Project Accessible Genomics turned out to be the difficulty of bringing in reagents. We need to buy them from US/Europe. This is already expensive for a lab in the developing world. Then we discovered that we need to pay an additional 30% to 100% of that cost to gate-keepers, both legal rent-seekers and corrupt ones.