The Origins of Applied InGENuity Diagnostics

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By: Dr. Shah





Applied InGENuity Diagnostics was founded on the principle inherent in the name.  The name derives its inspiration from a radio program produced through Houston Public Media, written and narrated by John Lienhard called THE ENGINES OF OUR INGENUITY.


The program focuses on the evolution of technology and science and how some of the greatest accomplishments were achieved through application of creativity and an unrelenting need to solve problems.


We recognize this is the era of Precision Medicine.  This paradigm shift focuses on individualized care plans through shared clinical decision making.  Of course, implementation of this paradigm requires data and tools that are only in its infancy.  However, diagnostics is an integral part of this Precision Medicine paradigm as it provides the data foundation upon which further decision making can occur.  And even though innovation in diagnostics is happening rapidly, the pace of diagnostics availability to the consumer and to healthcare providers is stifled by numerous barriers to entry.


We decided that we want to decrease the number of barriers to consumers.  The core tenant of our vision is to focus on innovative diagnostic products that are necessary but would not be available through large National Laboratories or Hospital based labs.  


When, the pandemic began, we were well positioned to be a community partner and offer COVID19 testing.  During that time, there was a huge backlog of testing. So we tests that could give us results in 24-48 hours.  Why?  Any longer than that doesn’t make sense for anyone because people can’t make decisions without the test results.  As a result, we increased our capacity and brought on new staff and equipment and did our best to be a community resource.  We partnered with health systems, hospitals, employee clinics, Departments of Health and many more to be one part of the pandemic solution.


We are proud of our accomplishments thus far, and we hope to continue our efforts to move the needle in medicine.

Jack Towers

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