SOURCE: iMedix

January 22, 2008 17:55 ET

iMedix Wins Best Start-up of 2007 Award

Internet Community Recognizes Value of Advanced Health Search Technology and Patient-to-Patient Communication

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - iMedix (http://www.imedix.com/), the first community-powered health search engine, today announced it received the prestigious best new start-up of 2007 award at the 'Crunchies' worldwide competition in San Francisco. iMedix was recognized as one of the most compelling start-ups and technology innovations of the year. A total of 82,000 nominations of start-ups were submitted to the Crunchies -- a collaboration project between GigaOm (http://www.gigaom.com/), Read / WriteWeb (http://www.readwriteweb.com/), VentureBeat (http://www.venturebeat.com/) and TechCrunch (http://www.techcrunch.com/).

By winning the award, iMedix was selected against some of the most promising start-ups in the world including Hulu, the popular video sharing site jointly launched by NBC and Fox and the Internet Television venture Joost.

"We are very fortunate to be recognized among these great companies. Since our official launch in December 2007, we've seen an extremely positive response to the way we help people address their health concerns through better search and community. The fact that the best start-up of 2007 is a healthcare website demonstrates the growing importance of healthcare on the Internet," said Amir Leitersdorf, CEO and co-founder of iMedix.

iMedix allows consumers to benefit from the online research conducted by thousands of others with similar health conditions or interests. Through the site's integrated community platform, users enhance that information through real-time patient-to-patient interaction. By combining advanced search capabilities with community features, iMedix empowers people to find and share health information in order to make better health-related decisions. Individuals can sign-up for free by visiting iMedix at http://www.imedix.com.

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About iMedix, Inc.

Founded in January 2007, iMedix is a community-powered health search engine that allows people to easily find and share health information in order to make better health-related decisions.

The company's innovative approach is a unique combination of a medical search engine with a collaborative community platform. Patients can immediately chat with others that suffer from similar conditions and benefit from reading medical Web articles that were ranked by the community.

For more information, visit iMedix at http://www.imedix.com.

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