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The inspiring testimony of Ana Teresa Freitas at the Womenintech Show

Professor Ana Teresa Freitas was invited to share her story until the creation of HeartGenetics

“Think positive, take a deep breath and face one challenge at a time” may be the secret of success, said Ana Teresa Freitas, professor at Técnico and researcher at INESC-ID, during an interview at the Womenintech Show, a podcast where women share their story how they got to where they are today.

For about 15 minutes, professor Ana Teresa Freitas shared her experiences, risks and challenges she faced, and explained the principles by which HeartGenetics is governed. According to the professor, “having a lot of bad experiences” didn’t make her give up, but instead made her learn, because “it is possible to build resilience”, she confessed.

According to the professor the first step to success is “to build a multidisciplinary company and find the most skillful people”. The ultimate goal is “to take care of your heart” and, in this sense, the company developed a chip that detects diseases such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or hypertension. “This is a fascinating topic and everyone wants to know more about it”, said professor Ana Teresa Freitas.