Complete Genomics selected as FiRe 2009 FiReStarter

Complete GenomicsWe are pleased to announce that Complete Genomics ( has been selected to participate as one of 12 honored FiReStarters for the Future in Review (FiRe) 2009 conference, May 19-22, at the Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, CA. (See

Complete Genomics was nominated by SNS Member Rick LeFaivre, Managing Director of OVP Venture Partners (

Founded in 2006, Complete Genomics is a California company that has developed a novel approach to sequencing human DNA. Complete Genomics plans to combine its proprietary third-generation DNA sequencing technology and its high-performance computing capabilities to create a human genome sequencing service that will deliver low-cost, high-quality data on an unprecedented scale. The company is currently building the world’s largest human genome sequencing center. This development will allow pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers, for the first time, to conduct large-scale human genome studies that will help identify the genetic underpinnings of complex diseases and drug responses.

About the FiReStarter program: For the third year in a row, Strategic News Service (SNS) is selecting 12 businesses — top startups or businesses with new startup technology — for world promotion, based on nominations by trusted strategic investment SNS Members. These businesses will be integrated into the FiRe 2009 program. The FiReStarters are businesses which we believe will change our world in a positive way. They are businesses we believe you should know about: the “2009 FiReStarters.” To see last year’s winning FiReStarters, go to:

For more information about the FiReStarter program, please contact the SNS Programs Director, Sharon Anderson-Morris/”SAM,” at: