February 28, 2018

Seqster Launches Groundbreaking Platform to Solve Interoperability Across Medical, Genomics and Wellness Data

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Seqster (pronounced "seek-ster"), today announces the launch of the most broadly connected digital health platform for managing health information. Now, for the first time, consumers and their families can integrate, access, manage, and own all of their available health data in a private and secure ecosystem.

Seqster's innovative software platform lets consumers aggregate and control all of their valuable health information, including electronic medical record (EMR), wearable, ancestry, and genomics data, within moments of signing up, and with full transparency for usage. With Seqster, individuals can better navigate healthcare treatment and decision-making and share highly valuable personal and family health data with providers, innovators and researchers, on their own terms.

Seqster's platform currently connects to more than 1,000 healthcare providers comprised of more than 2,000 hospitals and clinics nationwide, with additional providers coming online daily.

The company is building powerful partnerships across the entire healthcare spectrum which will become the pathway for rolling out its direct-to-consumer offering later this year. Early applications include disease-specific community engagement, acute and chronic care navigation for individuals and family members, and clinical trial enrollment support.

"We've built the Mint.com-like platform where your and your family's health data can live all in one place, in a common form," said Ardy Arianpour, CEO and co-founder, Seqster. "It will be the individual consumer who initiates, owns and manages their health information and decides who else will benefit from access to their data – be it their parents, partner, children, or physicians and scientists."

Added Arianpour, "Seqster is for anyone seeking a better way to manage and act upon health information. We are excited to share our work with the world and bring this dynamic platform to the masses, starting with the organizations and people who need it most."

Kevin Davies, PhD., a genomics leader, journal editor and author of "The $1,000 Genome: The Revolution in DNA Sequencing and the New Era of Personalized Medicine," said: "For the past decade I've been covering the remarkable growth in next-generation sequencing and personal genomics while wondering when this explosion of information will meaningfully contribute to better personal health. In seamlessly bringing together personal genomics, fitness and medical data, Seqster provides an ambitious and timely platform to help people consolidate, understand and track health information not only for themselves but also their families."

Added Davies, "I think this is one of the most exciting developments in the personal genomics and wellness space since the launch of 23andMe in 2007." Davies is currently Executive Vice President of Strategic Development, Mary Ann Liebert Inc.

In addition to CEO Ardy Arianpour, who previously served executive roles at Ambry Genetics and Pathway Genomics, the company's team includes: Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder Dr. Xiang (Sean) Li, of Ambry, Pathway, and University of California, San Diego; Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder, Dana Hosseini, of ProdermIQ, Iceland Genomics, Abbott Laboratories, and Johnson & Johnson; and Strategic Advisor Matt Patterson, MD of AirStrip, McKinsey & Company, and the U.S. Navy.

The company has raised more than $4 million in seed financing and plans a Series A investment round to support a broad consumer launch.

About Seqster

Seqster, pronounced "seek-ster," enables consumers and their families to access, integrate, manage, and own all of their available personal health data in one consolidated digital platform. Seqster's platform currently connects users to more than 1,000 healthcare providers comprised of more than 2,000 hospitals and clinics nationwide, with additional providers added daily. With Seqster, consumers and their loved ones can coordinate better care through more informed health decisions, contribute to clinical research and access critical family health information for generations to come.

Launched in February 2018, Seqster is privately held and headquartered in San Diego. For more information on Seqster, or if you are someone seeking greater access to your or your loved one's health information, please visit www.seqster.com or follow @Seqster.

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