I asked Pretorius about the future of biotech.
“The aim should be to accelerate the collaboration between seemingly unrelated fields, such as data science, engineering and medicine. These collaborations will lead to better diagnostics and earlier and more accurate disease identification.
“Peter Drucker once said: ‘If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.’ I would argue that you cannot change human behaviour unless you provide the individual with the tools to measure how healthy they are. With the rapid advancements in biotechnology, we will soon live healthier, longer lives, to some extent, at least, thanks to a global pandemic.