MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Aug. 02, 2022 — DNAnexus, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based biomedical data analysis platform serving the life sciences community, today announced that it was included in Fast Company’s fourth annual Best Workplaces for Innovators list, honoring organizations and businesses that demonstrate a steadfast commitment to encouraging innovation at all levels. DNAnexus was selected for its workplace culture that encourages employee empowerment, fosters scientific collaboration, and emphasizes customer satisfaction.

Developed in collaboration with Accenture, the 2022 Best Workplaces for Innovators list ranks 100 winners from a variety of industries, including computer science, biotech, consumer packaged goods, nonprofit, education, financial services, cybersecurity, engineering, diversity, sustainability, B2B, and consumer products and services. Fast Company editors and Accenture researchers worked together to score nearly 1,500 applications, and a panel of eight eminent judges reviewed and endorsed the top 100 companies. The 2022 awards feature workplaces from around the world.

“This recognition by Fast Company is another important validation of our ongoing commitment to innovation. We embrace diversity and foster a workplace environment in which everyone is encouraged to contribute,” said John Ellithorpe, PhD, President of DNAnexus. “Enabling collaboration within and across teams is at the heart of what we do. Together, we build systems that allow a wide variety of pharmaceutical and biotech companies, healthcare providers, government agencies, and academic institutions around the world to tackle some of the most challenging and exciting opportunities in human health.”

The highly collaborative, cloud-based DNAnexus platform enables scientists to gain data-driven insights that can advance scientific discovery, accelerate precision medicine, and improve patient care. The platform now stores more than 65 petabytes of data, a number that has grown 70% per year since 2015. The company built and continues to support the UK Biobank’s Research Analysis Platform, allowing approved researchers around the world access to the largest, most comprehensive biomedical database. DNAnexus also exclusively partnered with the FDA to power precisionFDA, a secure, cloud-based, high-performance platform enabling access by FDA researchers and reviewers, as well as sponsors from the private sector, to use data and tools in a collaborative environment, furthering the standards by which multi-omic data is included in FDA submissions.

“This year’s list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators recognizes organizations that have demonstrated a deep commitment to cultivating creativity across the board,” says Brendan Vaughan, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “In the face of powerful headwinds, these leaders and teams continue to spur innovation.”

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Fast Company's Best Workplaces for Innovators issue (September 2022) is available online now, and the print issue will be on newsstands beginning August 16, 2022. Join the Best Workplaces for Innovators conversation using #FCBestWorkplaces.

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About DNAnexus

DNAnexus is a leading provider of secure, scalable, and intuitive biomedical data analysis software and bioinformatics applications for the life sciences and healthcare communities. The company actively manages and supports more than 65 petabytes of complex genomic, multi-omic, and clinical datasets on behalf of a growing network of collaborations with large-scale biobanks, as well as leading pharmaceutical, clinical diagnostic, academic research, and government organizations. Scientists across 48 countries are now using the highly collaborative, cloud-based, end-to-end platform to gain data-driven insights that can advance scientific discovery, accelerate precision medicine, and improve patient care. For more information on DNAnexus, please visit or follow the company @DNAnexus.


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