SNS FiRe Conference Names First Light Biosciences a 2016 FiReStarter Company

Strategic News Service (SNS) has selected First Light Biosciences 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, Patti Grace Smith, Mark Hurd, Paul Jacobs, 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.

FirstLightLogoSmFirst Light Biosciences is developing breakthrough automated medical diagnostic products for rapid, sensitive, and cost-effective detection of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI). The products determine the correct antibiotic to cure life-threatening infections in just hours rather than the days required by today’s tests. Based on its proprietary MultiPathâ„¢ detection technology, First Light’s products combine the performance of the most advanced commercial laboratory tests with unprecedented affordability and ease-of-use.

“We are honored to be able to take part in the FiRe conference and to share our technology for addressing the critical issues of hospital infections and antimicrobial resistance,” said Don Straus, CEO of First Light Biosciences.

“One of the great risks associated with modern healthcare is infection acquired at the point of treatment. We are delighted to have First Light Biosciences as a FiReStarter this year, and look forward to helping them promote a unique solution to this growing problem,” said Mark Anderson, FiRe Chair and CEO of the Strategic News Service.


fire-logoFuture in Review is a gathering of world-class thought leaders, 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 collaboration across technology-driven industries and through active support from the global FiRe community.

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