Ambry Genetics' CEO Aaron Elliott Garners OC Business Journal's 'Innovator of the Year' Award

Ambry Genetics' Chief Executive Officer, Aaron Elliott, Ph.D. received the Orange County Business Journal's 'Innovator of the Year' award during a luncheon celebration with more than 300 people at the Hotel Irvine on Thursday, September 22nd.

"If you look at Ambry Genetics today, we just opened a 65,000-square-foot lab here in Orange County, we have more than 600 tests on our menu and we've been able to have these accomplishments by doing what's right for healthcare, doing what's right for the patient and not being afraid to take chances, but to push science forward," said Dr. Elliott during his acceptance speech.

"When I started at Ambry almost 9 years ago, he [Charles Dunlop] told me two things," said Dr. Elliott. "One thing he told me is when you design a test, I want you to make that test as if one day your child is going to need it and his diagnosis depends on those results. The other thing he told me is when you're trying to figure out what test to launch, don't get on your calculator and try to figure out how much money the company is going to make...if it helps just one person, launch the test. And those are the principles Ambry still stands by."

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    Papyrus Joins Forces with Designer Lela Rose

    Papyrus is looking to bring the “elegance and style” of fashion to its greeting cards via a new designer collaboration series.

    According to a release, the collaboration marks the first time a fashion design house and greeting card brand have joined forces to develop a custom greeting card collection.

    Papyrus said it is partnering with American fashion designer Lela Rose to introduce the series. Rose will feature her "sophisticated yet modern style" in the debut card and gift collection, slated to launch during New York Fashion Week. The collection will be available in New York City Papyrus stores and select retailers in September, with availability expanding to all Papyrus locations and retailers in October.

    "The fashion designer collaboration series is a celebration of the commitment Papyrus has to the arts, including a focus on the fashion industry, quality craftsmanship and trend-forward design," said Christy Kaprosy, President of Papyrus-Recycled Greetings. "We are delighted to have Lela Rose's elegant line lead the first Papyrus fashion designer collaboration program, and we are excited to bring more fashion designers to our loyal customers in the future."

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    "I'm thrilled to be the first designer to collaborate with Papyrus on their exclusive new fashion series," said Lela Rose. "This is a unique way to showcase our designs, silhouettes and prints, and extend the brand into a new category."





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