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Our Indiegogo Campaign Closed: We’ve raised 210% of our goal!

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Our Indiegogo campaign closed on March 26, 2014.

Our Indiegogo campaign closed on March 26, 2014.

All of us at Exogen Bio are still overwhelmed by the amazing support we’ve received throughout our campaign.  With your help, we’ve raised $106,100 (210% of our original goal).  That’s truly unbelievable!  From all of us at Exogen Bio, thank you so much!

You are probably curious to know who contributed, since we are big on comparing results from different geographical locations. Here is a small compilation of statistics regarding the campaign:  80% of perks were ordered from the US, 15% were from Europe, and 3% were from Canada.  Within the US, 45% of all perks were purchased within California, while 30% from Texas, Florida, New York, Colorado, New Jersey, Washington, Maryland at about 4% for each.  A total of 41 States joined the campaign!  Additionally, among the backers is an academic cancer research center that will be working with us to do a large study.

While the campaign has been an amazing ride, we are anxious to get to the research portion of our citizen science project to map DNA damage levels in humans to lifestyle/environmental factors and disease.  We have a lot of work ahead of us, and this campaign was just the first step.

We will be sending occasional email updates to keep you informed of our progress.  Also, some of you asked questions about shipping addresses and T-shirt sizes.  Before we start shipping anything out, we will confirm this information with you.  However, if you have any questions, please feel free to email us: contact@exogenbio.com

Lastly, check out some great media coverage we’ve received since our last update:

KQED Science: http://blogs.kqed.org/science/2014/03/17/how-damaged-is-your-dna-a-new-start-up-wants-to-know/

FastCompany: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028124/fund-this/find-out-how-damaged-your-dna-is-with-a-home-test-kit

Again, thank you so much!  We couldn’t have done it without your support.

-The Exogen Bio Team

President Hollande Excited about Exogen’s Technology Aimed at Preventing Cancer and Aging

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Exogen Co-Founders, Jon Tang and Sylvain Costes were among a select group of entrepreneurs invited to meet with French President Hollande during his visit to San Francisco, February 12, 2014.

Exogen Co-Founders, Jon Tang and Sylvain Costes were among a select group of entrepreneurs invited to meet with French President Hollande during his visit to San Francisco, February 12, 2014.

French President Hollande met with Exogen Co-Founders Sylvain Costes and Jon Tang during his visit with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs on February 12, 2014.  President Hollande asked about biotech startups in the US and their recipe for success.

President Hollande was excited to hear about Exogen’s long-term goal to develop blood-based kits that can be used at home to pre-screen for potential disease such as cancer and aging. Hollande congratulated Tang and Costes for their noble cause and mentioned his own recent pledge to invest 1.5 billion euros in easing access to cancer treatment in France over the next five years.