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YouGene is the Apple AppStore for licensing genetic IP for patient treatment with a mission of improving patient care at reduced cost.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Healthcare Services
  • Location New York, NY, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2009
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

YouGene (YG) is defining a new marketplace for the licensing of and payment for genetic Intellectual Property (IP) in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The YG Marketplace is similar to the Apple App Store for the exchange of genetic IP used to treat patients. The YG Marketplace brings researches, physicians and insurers together in a venue to license and use genetic marker IP to improve patient care while reducing the cost of healthcare.


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    Technical Officer

    Ryan Downs is the Technical Officer of YouGene and is responsible for designing the system architecture and software for the YouGene platform. Mr. Downs is an engineer with 17 years experience designing and building automation and control systems for the DOD and the medical device industry. In addition to developing these system Mr. Downs has managed teams of engineers to execute these projects to meet aggressive DOD testing and delivery miles

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    Roger C Hahn

    Roger Hahn is President and founding member of YouGene. Mr. Hahn is a practicing patent attorney focusing on biomedical IP law and also has two degrees in biomedical engineering. Mr. Hahn has first hand experience with the difficulties associated with patenting and licensing genetic IP and identified the need and benefits of the YouGene concept. Mr. Hahn patented the concept for YouGene and in 2012 assembled the team to execute his vision.

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    Matthew Gelb
    Financial Officer

    Matthew Gelb is the Financial Officer of YouGene and is responsible for customer development and strategy. Mr. Gelb has spent the last 7 years in finance managing a client facing team, and doing private equity investment. Mr. Gelb was involved with management teams as they developed their respective customer bases and business plans, grew their businesses, and underwent capital raising processes. Matthew studied Engineering and Economics at Brow

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    Nicholas Pierino Tatonetti, PhD
    Science Advisor

    Nicholas Tatonetti is the genetics adviser for YouGene responsible for applied genetic research. Published in both clinical and bioinformatics, Dr. Tatonetti is passionate about the integration of hospital data and high-dimensional biological data captured using next-generation sequencing. Dr. Tatonetti has been featured in the fields of computational biology and biomedical informatics by the New York Times, Genome Web, and Science Careers.

Previous Investors

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    Medtronic, Inc.