Open Medicine Initiative Takes Top Prize In Santa Clara

Erin Wiley | Global Entrepreneurship Week | November 18, 2012

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Santa Clara County StartUp Cup held their event finals. From a pool of more than 50 applicants, three were recognized for their businesses models. 

The first place winner was Open Medicine Institute. The Open Medicine Institute (OMI) is a new model for re-designing healthcare and research by combining social networking, information technology, genomics/biotechnology and clinical medicine. OMI is building a sharable database and aligned biobank infrastructure with incentives to help engage patients and healthcare providers, lower costs in medicine, improve the quality of clinical practice, and accelerate research and clinical trials.