SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Counsyl, a health technology company that offers DNA screening for diseases that can impact women, men and their children, has been announced as the winner of the World Technology Award in the Health and Medicine category. Award recipients were selected by the World Technology Network (WTN) – a global community comprised of the most innovative people and organizations at the forefront of science and technology and related fields.
“We are proud of our efforts in bringing breakthrough clinical services to physicians and patients and making genetic screening more broadly accessible,” said Ramji Srinivasan, co-founder and CEO at Counsyl. “Our team has been at the forefront of evolving laboratory processes and results delivery and this recognition reinforces our work to help empower people to have access to meaningful information about their health.”
Counsyl’s advancements in making genetic screening more broadly accessible were key to its selection as the winner of the Health and Medicine category. Counsyl has built a modern clinical lab enabling them to deliver more accurate, faster and more affordable genetic screens. This year, the company reached a key milestone of 500,000 patients screened.
Award winners were revealed at the WTN’s 14th annual World Technology Summit & Awards event, held at the historic TIME & LIFE Building in New York City. The World Technology Summit & Awards is a global gathering that brings together many of the world’s leading technologists, scientists, futurists, policymakers, and entrepreneurs. Counsyl’s Director of Women’s Health, Shivani Nazareth, spoke on a panel at the event about the importance of genetic screening when planning for a family.
Counsyl was selected as the winner among other leaders in their fields, including Oculus, SeedInvest, Aerofarms and SoundHound. Each year, the WTN recognizes the best and brightest in their fields and the organizations on the cutting edge of technological innovation. Thirty awards across all industries – from art and design to health and medicine to space – were presented at the summit.
Counsyl is a health technology company that offers DNA screening for men, women, and their children. Their philosophy is simple: focus on diseases where advanced knowledge makes a difference in health outcomes, whether it’s changing a behavior, pursuing preventative measures, or simply preparing for what lies ahead.
The Counsyl team includes an accomplished group of problem-solvers — top engineers, scientists, and designers — who are taking the lead on building the modern clinical laboratory. By using automation technology and software to reimagine the clinical lab, Counsyl has unlocked a scalable platform that generates more meaningful health insights for a fraction of the cost at industry-leading speed. Counsyl pairs this high tech approach with a high touch solution for delivering test results.
Counsyl has screened more than 500,000 patients and served over 8,000 health care professionals in its CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited and NYS CLEP-permitted clinical laboratory. From the purely mechanical to the profoundly human, Counsyl strives to make DNA screening truly accessible to everyone.
About The World Technology Network (“The WTN”)
Founded in 1998, The World Technology Network is a global membership community comprised of the most innovative people at the forefront of science, technology and other related disciplines. The WTN’s mission is “encouraging serendipity” – the unexpected connections between people and ideas that result in the biggest breakthroughs. In addition to more focused events, the WTN hosts the annual World Technology Summit & Awards in New York City, exploring the emerging technologies that are groundbreaking, imminent and possible and honoring the people and organizations behind them. Past WTN honorees and speakers include such diverse innovators as Elon Musk, Edward Snowden, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Larry Summers, Lawrence Lessig, Gordon Moore, and LeVar Burton. For more information, visit www.wtn.net. For more information about the 2015 World Technology Summit & Awards, visit http://www.wtn.net/summit-2015.