SNS FiRe Conference Names NorthShore Bio a 2014 FiReStarter Company

Friday Harbor, Washington, UNITED STATES

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA--(Marketwired - Dec 20, 2013) - Strategic News Service (SNS) is proud to announce that NorthShore Bio has been selected as a 2014 FiReStarter company, to be featured at the 12th annual SNS Future in Review (FiRe) conference. Described by The Economist as "the best technology conference in the world," FiRe features global thought leaders in technology and the global economy, including Elon Musk, Paul Jacobs, Mark Hurd, Vint Cerf, Leroy Hood, Azim Premji, Craig Venter, Michael Dell, and many others. FiReStarters are selected based on the strength of their innovations and their potential to bring positive change to the world, and are showcased at an exclusive investor reception at the FiRe conference, in panels throughout the event, and with ongoing relationships introduced and supported by SNS.

NorthShore Bio (NSB) is a life sciences tools and services company that focuses on the development of direct-to-digital™ nanopore chips, instrumentation appliances, and low-cost sequencing services that enable a range of tests, from simple to data-rich, making sequencing faster, simpler, and more accessible to researchers, clinicians, and field practitioners.

NSB's platform changes the "molecular information" problem with the development of proprietary silicon-based, label-free direct electrical sensors that enable significant advances in the resolution and speed of molecular measurement. For example, the chip's proprietary silicon nanopores can be tuned, or sized, electronically to dimensions that will allow for selective identification of DNA, RNA, small molecules, and ion flow.

"Our team is honored to be recognized as a 2014 FiReStarter company. We are excited to participate in such a highly regarded conference and look forward to making it a success," said Jonathan DeHart, President and CEO of NorthShore Bio.

"We are delighted to have NorthShore Bio joining our team as a FiReStarter company for 2014. NorthShore works at that juncture of materials and life, in the world of the very small, where a huge amount of the most interesting discoveries will be made in this century," said Mark Anderson, SNS CEO and FiRe Chair.

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. Now in its 12th year, FiRe 2014 will take place May 20-23 at the beautiful Montage hotel in Laguna Beach, California.

To register for FiRe 2014, and to see bios of the speakers and participants at FiRe 2013, go to

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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 2014 will take place May 20-23 at the Montage hotel in Laguna Beach, California. For more information and to register, go to

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