SNS FiRe Conference Names ORIG3N Inc. a 2016 FiReStarter Company

Global Thought Leaders Converge This Month to Address Some of the World's Greatest Challenges

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - September 15, 2016) - Strategic News Service (SNS) has selected ORIG3N Inc. 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 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 speakers and participants in technology and the global economy, including Elon Musk, Craig Venter, Michael Dell, Vint Cerf, Leroy Hood, Elena Polyakova, Mark Hurd, Paul Jacobs, Cory Doctorow, Kamran Elahian, Ken Goldman, Dharmendra Modha, 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.

ORIG3N is transforming the understanding and treatment of rare, genetically inherited diseases with science based on Nobel Prize-winning regenerative medicine technology. The company has established the world's largest crowdsourced cell repository to better understand the cellular and molecular foundations of disease. These cells offer a powerful tool for accurate disease modeling and drug discovery research.

"Our team of scientists are on the cutting edge of modeling diseases using induced pluripotent stems cells," said Robin Y. Smith, CEO of ORIG3N. "We're excited about the opportunity to share our unique insights and be included in the FiRe conference with this collection of world-class organizations and individuals."

"ORIG3N has commercialized a brilliant new use for human stem cells, allowing us a detailed understanding of genetically -- determined diseases, and giving us both a diagnostic window and a therapeutic platform for discovering cures. We are delighted to have ORIG3N with us as a FiReStarter Company this year," said Mark Anderson, FiRe Chair and CEO of the Strategic News Service.

Future 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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SNS has been operating the annual FiRe conference since 2003. FiRe exposes world experts and participants to new ideas, and conversations about them, producing an accurate portrait of the future; and focuses on creating technology solutions to current local and global problems. FiRe 2016 will take place September 27-30, 2016, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, Utah. For more information and to register, go to

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