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Strategic News Service

Strategic News Service

September 01, 2016 10:00 ET

SNS FiRe Conference Names Metabolon Inc. a 2016 FiReStarter Company

Global Thought Leaders Converge to Address Some of the World's Greatest Challenges This September

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - September 01, 2016) - Strategic News Service (SNS) has selected Metabolon Inc., the global leader in metabolomics, as a 2016 FiReStarter company to be featured at the 14th Annual Future in Review (FiRe) conference. FiRe 2016 will take place September 27-30, 2016, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, Utah.

Described by The Economist as "the best technology conference in the world," FiRe features global thought leaders in technology and the global economy, including Elon Musk, Craig Venter, Michael Dell, Vint Cerf, Leroy Hood, Elena Polyakova, Mark Hurd, Paul Jacobs, Cory Doctorow, Kamran Elahian, Ken Goldman, Dharmendra Modha, and many others. FiReStarters are selected based on the strength of their potential to bring positive change to the world and are showcased at the FiRe conference, in panels throughout the event, and with ongoing relationships introduced and supported by SNS.

Precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account each person's individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle. Today, the ability of Metabolon's metabolomics-based technology to impact human health is more compelling than ever as the promise of precision medicine rapidly becomes a reality. Metabolon aims to provide a more complete picture of health by identifying biomarkers that point toward underlying disease and advance clinical decision-making and research.

"When biological systems are disturbed by disease, genetic mutations, or environmental factors, the metabolic profile often changes," said John Ryals, Ph.D., President and CEO at Metabolon. "Our technology allows us to identify those key biomarkers that provide actionable information for precision medicine. We're proud to be a 2016 FiReStarter company and part of the UnDX Consortium, which brings together new technologies to help provide answers to the patients and their families in the SNS-supported Undiagnosed: Medical Refugees documentary."

"Metabolon is a world leader in a critically important role among those firms engaged in Precision Medicine. By measuring small molecules which often vary over shorter cycles, Metabolon can provide both long- and short-term information on health and disease in a way not available before. We are proud that they are members of the new UnDx Consortium, which will be featured this year at FiRe, and even more delighted to have Metabolon as a FiReStarter company," said Mark Anderson, FiRe Chair and CEO of the Strategic News Service.

Future in Review (FiRe) is a gathering of world-class speakers and other participants, convened each year with the goal of providing the most accurate look forward in technology. FiRe is a world leader in exploring how technology drives the world economy and in using technology to solve major social challenges. These goals have been consistently achieved through FiRe's collaborations across technology-driven industries and through active support from the global FiRe community.

To register for FiRe 2016, go to www.futureinreview.com

About Strategic News Service

Strategic News Service was founded by Mark Anderson in 1995 as the first subscription-based online news service. Since its inception, SNS has proven the most accurate predictive report covering technology and the global economy. Its subscribers include top managers at technology and finance companies across the globe, including Oracle, Microsoft, HP, Dell, Cisco, Intel, Google, British Telecom, SpaceX, Amazon.com, Telstra, and others.

SNS has been operating the annual Future in Review (FiRe) conference since 2003. FiRe exposes world experts and participants to new ideas, and conversations about them, producing an accurate portrait of the future; and focuses on creating technology solutions to current local and global problems. FiRe 2016 will take place September 27-30, 2016, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, Utah. For more information and to register, go to www.futureinreview.com.

Future in ReviewTM is a Strategic News ServiceTM conference. Future in Review and Strategic News Service (SNS) are registered international trademarks. The "SNS Global Report" is the most accurate publicly ranked predictive newsletter in computing and communications.

Websites: www.stratnews.com, www.futureinreview.com, www.metabolon.com

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