Infusion 51a Executives attend two major events: the Formula 1 Race in Abu Dhabi and the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai

Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE. November 20th, 2022.  Infusion 51a, an impact investment fund based in the US in its fourth trip to the Middle East this year, attended two major events on November 20th: the Formula 1 Race (Abu Dhabi) and golf’s DP World Tour Championship (Dubai).

On Sunday, the Formula 1 Race had the spotlight of sports fan all around the world. Taking place in Abu Dhabi, the season finale counted on winners Max Verstappen,  Charles Leclerc and Ferrari, Lando Norris, Alpine, Alfa Romeo and Sebastian Vettel.

Less than one hour and a half away, over Dubai, it was golf’s Dubai Port World Tour Championship, where Jon Rahm claimed the tournament title and Rory McIlroy won the season-long points race.

For Infusion 51a Executives, General Partner Mr. Scott VanderMeer and Director of Strategic Growth in the MENA Region Mr. Mehrab Ajalli, these events meant more than just entertainment.

Mr. VanderMeer, former professional basketball player, stated: “We’ve always loved sports at the fund —our disciplined, resiliency, and goal-getters mentality actually comes from playing sports. Witnessing so much commitment, hard work, and passion at the same place, reminds us of how we must keep working on our plans so that eventually patients and citizens worldwide benefit from solutions we help develop.”

Likewise, Mr. Ajalli shared his thoughts on how doing more than regular meetings during business trips is key to having successful connections within any region: “Inserting into a culture also means going to the places the locals love and the events they enjoy. A good conversation or a relevant contact may come from anywhere. We won’t limit our Middle East trip to hosting corporative meetings that don’t adjust to Infusion 51a’s mindset.”

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For the fourth time this year, Infusion 51a’s US leadership is on a business trip in the Middle East. Mr. VanderMeer and Mr. Ajalli will be in different cities in the UAE and Saudi Arabia to attend further meetings and conferences during November and early December.  Upcoming events and locations

  • Nurses & Allied Health Care Conference (Nov 21-23) | Sharjah
  • International Indo-Arab Conference in Medicine 2022 (Nov 26-27) (Invited by his HE Ahmed Elmetwally) | Dubai
  • Hosting meetings  (Nov 24-25) | Dubai
  • Conrad Etihad Towers – Emirates Oncology Conference (Nov 25-27) | Abu Dhabi
  • Hosting meetings (Dec 4-6) | Saudi Arabia

Infusion 51a expanded its operations to the Middle East during the first quarter of 2022 and has been working closely with top-tier institutions to bolster healthcare technology in the Region. If you would like to have an in-person meeting with them to learn how Infusion 51a can help you, click here.

About Infusion 51a

Infusion 51a is an impact investment fund focused on Healthcare and Biotech while leveraging the booming industry of Precision Medicine. Precision medicine is a turning point within the Healthcare sector, with digital technologies and artificial intelligence leading to unprecedented opportunities for drugs discovery and development. The fund has several oncological assets under management derived from its diversified portfolio of clinical-stage companies. For further information, please visit or message

About Formula 1

Formula 1 is the highest class of international racing for open-wheel single-seater formula racing cars sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). The World Drivers’ Championship, which became the FIA Formula One World Championship in 1981, has been one of the premier forms of racing around the world since its inaugural season in 1950.  For more information, please visit

About DP World Tour Championship

The DP World Tour Championship is a golf tournament on the European Tour and is the climax of the DP World Tour Rankings. It is contested on the Greg Norman-designed Earth course at the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The title sponsor is DP World, based in Dubai. For more information, please visit