We're already comparing it to the greatest visionaries in our world. Like Ellon Musk for his visionary side. At Only 25, Franck Verzefé is an African genius who revolutionizes the world of molecular analysis with his startup true-Spec Africa.
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Franck was a young man who studied biochemistry at dschang university in Cameroon, and then arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, more specifically in katanga province to pursue pharmacy studies at the university of lubumbashi. During his first academic year, young ambitious frank found that his courses did not occupy enough of his time, he wanted more.
He spent much of his free hours at the faculty library to read the end-of-cycle work. In his quest, he fell on the work of a third-year student who sought different ways to differentiate counterfeit medicines. The research was based solely on superficial characteristics such as font, colour, density, etc., but not on the chemical composition and concentration of its constituents.
Frank then wondered how he could know with certainty whether a medicine was true or falsified without comparing the different chemical components and their concentrations. After this question, Frank started research on the subject and realized that the problem of falsified and lower quality medicines killed thousands of Africans every year and that drug analysis devices, which could solve the problem , were very expensive; between $ 40 and $ 60
He then decided to develop a way to do molecular analyses to help solve the problem. Knowing that his research would cost him a lot of money, Frank searched his city for an opportunity that could bring him money that he could use to finance his research. He stressed the difficulties in the real estate sector and decided to provide a solution by creating a real estate agency called immo Bethel.
In just six months, the 21-Year-old man at the time earned almost $ 56 in the same year, he developed computer skills applied to the medical field and nanotechnology, his great passion. With sufficient capital, Frank conducted his research and experiences in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Cameroon and côte d ' Ivoire. To understand how medicines are falsified from a chemical point of view and which technology would be effective and adapted to African economic realities.
He then created true-Spec Africa. Today, true-Spec Africa has developed an artificial intelligence called Rai (real active ingredient), which, together with a spectrometry device, allows to know the chemical composition of medicines and to consult the results of the analyses in less than 20 Seconds.