FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2019 ANN ARBOR, MI
Genomenon Honored as One of the 2019 “Michigan Companies to Watch”
AI-Based Genomics Firm Recognized for Contribution to Precision Medicine
Genomenon ® has been recognized as one of the 2019 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.
Genomenon will be honored at an awards ceremony during the fifteenth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala event, May 8, 2019 in Lansing, Mich. Genomenon powers evidence-based precision medicine by connecting patient DNA with the scientific research used to diagnose and treat cancer and rare diseases. Mastermind, the world’s first Genomic Search Engine, has the world’s largest index of medical articles, cataloguing the genetic relationships between DNA and human diseases.
“We are honored to be recognized by MCSB for the work we are doing with clinical laboratories, biotech firms, and pharmaceutical companies to advance the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and disease.” said Mike Klein, CEO of Genomenon. “Our roots go deep here in Michigan, and I look forward to celebrating with other exemplary Michigan companies at the May gala.”
Companies who are selected as a “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” are a remarkable group that form the backbone of Michigan’s economy. Representing all regions of the state and a diverse range of industries, selected companies like Genomenon are known for their exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, creation of innovation or use of innovation in creative ways, and their sustainable competitive advantage.
“We at the Michigan Celebrates Small Business organization are proud to recognize these exceptional companies. They are a tremendous part of Michigan’s success and we are excited to see what the future holds for them,” said J.D. Collins, State Director of the Michigan Small Business Development Center and a member of the Michigan Celebrates Small Business Board of Directors.
Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development, and venture capital communities. The selected companies also go through a rigorous due diligence process. Michigan 50 Companies to Watch is presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. The program received nearly 600 award nominations in 2019, which surpassed the last year’s record of 425 nominations.
Genomenon powers precision medicine with evidence-based genomics for faster; more comprehensive diagnosis and treatment decisions. Their flagship product, the Mastermind Genomic Search Engine provides immediate insight into the published genomic research for every disease, gene, and variant found in the literature.
Used by hundreds of diagnostic labs around the world, Mastermind accelerates genomic interpretation by providing unique insight into genomic relationships found in the full text of millions of scientific articles. Pharmaceutical researchers license the Mastermind database for a comprehensive genomic landscape associated with any given disease – to identify and prioritize genomic biomarkers for drug discovery and clinical trial targets. For more information, visit www.genomenon.com.
About Michigan Celebrates Small Business
Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB) is a collaboration of trusted statewide founding organizations who offer resources for small businesses. Since 2005, Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards gala has placed a spotlight on how small businesses positively impact our communities and state. The MCSB organization is focused on supporting, promoting and celebrating small businesses in Michigan.
The Michigan Small Business Development Center is the managing partner of Michigan Celebrates Small Business in 2019. Michigan Celebrates Small Business was founded by the Michigan Small Business Development Center, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, U.S. Small Business Administration – Michigan, Edward Lowe Foundation, Michigan Business Network, and the Small Business Association of Michigan.
Founding sponsors are the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, PNC Bank, AF Group, and Dynamic Edge, Inc. Information about Michigan Celebrates Small Business can be found at www.MichiganCelebrates.org.
Read about or listen to our CEO, Mike Klein being interviewed by Jeffrey Mosher, Operations Director of Michigan Business Network on Genomenon’s recent award as one of the Top 50 Companies to Watch in Michigan.