Murrieta Genomics President John Powers Joins Beyond with Ben Bobo to Discuss COVID-19 Testing Solutions

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Powers Introduces RuleOut.org, an Organization Dedicated to Accelerated COVID-19 Testing

In the spirit of innovation and collaboration we encourage others to take the ball and run with it.

John Powers, President of Murrieta Genomics, the launch pad for genomic sequencing startups, joined Ben Bobo to discuss an innovative solution to ramp COVID-19 testing in the United States. The podcast episode debuts May 13 at 12 pm PDT on the Beyond with Ben Bobo YouTube channel.

“We needed a solution to rapidly scale testing capacity. Utilizing existing equipment and highly trained personnel from non-conventional academic and research labs across the U.S, this model draws on instruments and reagents from outside the strained supply chain to set up high volume COVID-19 testing at point of care facilities. Murrieta Genomics is proud to have partnered with scientists and researchers to focus on this RuleOut.org Lab Developed Test (LDT) and regulatory framework which is readily implementable,” Powers stated. “The RuleOut team has created a novel approach that can exponentially increase COVID-19 testing capacity.”

The RuleOut.org model can provide a scalable framework to perform over 150,000 tests per day in California alone. COVID-19 created an unprecedented surge in testing demand, and our solution enables critical testing capabilities for all.

“This is a passion project for the principals at RuleOut,” Powers stated. “When talking with potential partners and collaborators they are initially confused, looking for the business model. RuleOut.Org is a true volunteer-based organization with the objective to deploy a decentralized approach and process utilizing existing equipment and expertise to create thousands of test sites that can scale testing on a massive level. In the spirit of innovation and collaboration we encourage others to take the ball and run with it.”

“We all want to get back to normal as quickly as possible,” said Bobo when announcing the premiere of the show. “When John told me about this approach to testing, I thought it was an idea that needed to get out to as many people as possible. I am very happy to help get the word out about this approach to COVID-19 testing.”

About Murrieta Genomics
Murrieta Genomics provides access to next generation sequencing technology for researchers in the health, veterinary, agriculture, forensics and direct to consumer industries. The company is a true business incubator, offering mentorship and guidance from both the scientific and business perspective to aspiring genomic-related entrepreneurs. The founders of Murrieta Genomics have extensive background in business, finance, science and technology. They are supplemented with a prestigious advisory board from both business and science. The company provides Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) services, hands-on consulting, review, appraisal and guidance. In addition, it provides help with company value propositions and potential seed funding support to qualified incubator graduates. For more information visit http://www.murrietagenomics.com.

Murrieta Genomics is part of the Murrieta Innovation Center, a building owned by the city of Murrieta and dedicated to supporting life science companies. The Innovation Center has medical device, therapeutic, software, clinical research and of course genomic companies that are working hard to advance new ideas and innovations that can impact the world in a positive way. The Center is also a resource for all types of local startup companies, offering services and workshops from a local SBDC, several veteran organizations, a SCORE branch and more.

About Beyond with Ben Bobo
A video podcast show based in Orange County, that interviews thought leaders from all different generations, industries and cultures to share their life journey and lessons and to highlight their professional pursuits. John Powers had recently appeared on the program to discuss genomic sequencing and the applications for Cancer research and treatment as well as Murrieta Genomics’ new business venture, SimplSeq. Join us to hear pearls of wisdom, recipes for success, inspiration and key life lessons along the way for business and personal growth. The BEYOND family of brands is hosted by Ben Bobo and covers categories from Beyond the Boardroom, Beyond the Start-up, Beyond Innovation, Beyond Sports and more. Visit the Beyond YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEX8WbzcPV8jUVKqQ5_Fk2g

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