AssureRx wins national award for innovation

Last week in Austin, TX, James S. Burns of AssureRx Health had more than SXSW on his mind. The president and CEO of the startup headquartered in Mason picked up another honor to top off a run of significant investments in his company by a wide range of “angels.”

Of all the startups in the nation, AssureRX Health received the 2012 Luis Villalobos Award, given annually to the most ingenious and innovative company supported by angel investors.

“This really is such an honor, especially since there are so many startups across the country creating innovation,” Burns says.

AssureRx, a technology that allows doctors to use genetic information and evidence-based standards to select the best possible medication for patients the first time, has its roots in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the Mayo Foundation, each of which developed the intellectual property for the technology and provided early investments.

Increased support also translates into more jobs at AssureRx, which plans to grow to 100 local employees, from its current level of around 50, by the end of 2012.

Soapbox has been covering AssureRx’s development and progress since 2008. Read more about the company here:

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