Exogen Co-Founders, Jon Tang and Sylvain Costes were among a select group of entrepreneurs invited to meet with French President Hollande during his visit to San Francisco, February 12, 2014.
French President Hollande met with Exogen Co-Founders Sylvain Costes and Jon Tang during his visit with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs on February 12, 2014. President Hollande asked about biotech startups in the US and their recipe for success.
President Hollande was excited to hear about Exogen’s long-term goal to develop blood-based kits that can be used at home to pre-screen for potential disease such as cancer and aging. Hollande congratulated Tang and Costes for their noble cause and mentioned his own recent pledge to invest 1.5 billion euros in easing access to cancer treatment in France over the next five years.