Rhode Island Inno: Medley Genomics took home the top prize of $50,000, which includes $25,000 in cash, at Cox Business’ sixth-annual #GetStartedRI pitch competition last night.
ReliaBra also brought home a prize: $5,000, for winning the Audience Choice award.
“[The prize] will help us continue on with the work we’re doing here and making a difference,” Medley Genomics founder Patrice Milos told Rhode Island Inno.
Milos’ startup is looking to make cancer a chronic illness as opposed to a terminal disease by taking a closer look at the “molecular fingerprints” of a patient’s cancer, therefore providing a more specific and customized treatment plan. Last year, the company received a $50,000 Innovation Voucher to continue its work with Rhode Island Hospital and was named one of Rhode Island Inno’s 50 on Fire winners. In 2018, it was also named one of the state’s Coolest Companies.