Published September 17, 2013
Volume 21, Number 9

  • IntegenX Inc. has completed developmental validation for the RapidHIT System, the first fully automated, fully integrated rapid human DNA identification system. This step marks a key milestone necessary for the full commercialization of DNA technologies for the purposes of human identification in forensics, law enforcement, and similar applications. The IntegenX RapidHIT System fully automates and integrates all steps necessary to generate a DNA profile in approximately 90 minutes. 

    “We’re thrilled at the full commercial launch of the RapidHIT System, and the significant validation dataset we have been able to generate,” said Robert Schueren, president and CEO of IntegenX, which is headquartered in Hacienda. “We look forward to helping communities and governments throughout the world implement such a game-changing technology.”
  • Clarity Medical Systems, based in Hacienda, has been awarded two patents related to technology in the company’s latest offering, HOLOS IntraOp, a device for refractive cataract surgery. The first patent, number 8454162, regards the capture and display of high-accuracy continuous streaming, real-time refractive wavefront measurements during vision correction procedures, including overlaying data on a live image of the patient’s eye. 

    “We believe this unique capability will provide the opportunity to deploy HOLOS to help ophthalmologists more rapidly and efficiently measure the patient’s refractive state during vision correction procedures, including assisting surgeons as a refractive guidance tool intraoperatively,” said Clarity president and CEO Keith Mullowney. 

    The second patent, number 8506083, details the attachment of the compact HOLOS wavefront sensor onto a surgical microscope.
  • Hacienda’s Ellie Mae has been named to Software Magazine’s 2013 Software 500 list of the world’s largest software and service providers. The Software 500, now in its 31st year, is a revenue-based ranking of the world’s largest software and services suppliers based on total worldwide software and services revenue for 2012, including revenue from software licenses, maintenance and support, training and software-related services and consulting.

    “We are pleased to be included on the 2013 Software 500 list,” said Jonathan Corr, president and chief operating officer of Ellie Mae. “It speaks volumes about our growth and the direction our company is going, not just in the mortgage industry, but also in the technology space.” Ellie Mae ranked #272 on the Software 500 list, #9 in revenue growth for 2012, and #6 for revenue growth amongst the top ten companies with $100M - $1B in revenue for 2012.

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