100 Companies Championing Women focuses on recognizing and highlighting the stories of 100 Utah companies that offer family-friendly policies and practices, as well as women-specific initiatives known to impact the recruiting, hiring, retaining, and advancing of women employees, managers, and leaders.
SALT LAKE CITY--Known Medicine, a rising biotechnology company, has been identified as one of 100 Companies Championing Women, introduced by Inspire InUtah, an initiative of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah). This program is an opportunity to promote Utah’s women in business, particularly companies which already diligently work to support women.
Known Medicine was founded in 2020 by Andrea Mazzocchi, PhD and Katie-Rose Skelly, MS, with the goal of finding the right treatment for every cancer patient. Mazzocchi, who had spent half a decade designing cancer-relevant biomaterials, and Skelly, an AI-for-drug-discovery data scientist, knew that the key to building the Known Medicine predictive engine lay in dataset creation. Known Medicine’s selection as one of the companies to be recognized by Go Utah was based on the organization’s excellence in the areas of parental leave, recruiting strategies focused on increasing women employees, remote work options, among other efforts.
“Known Medicine’s leadership in innovative and supportive policies and cultures is an example for other Utah companies and businesspeople. Thank you for your efforts as we work together to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and women in the workplace,” shared Ryan Starks, Acting Executive Director in the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity.
About Known Medicine
Based in Salt Lake City, UT, Known Medicine is building a predictive engine that captures patient-to-patient variability to develop the best drug for every cancer. Known Medicine merges cancer biology and machine learning to understand drug efficacy and patient-specific predictors of response. By understanding how and why a patient responds to which therapy, Known Medicine is able to develop effective drug treatments with a high likelihood of success, and discover new drugs as its engine grows. Learn more at www.knownmed.com, or connect on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Charlotte Mae K. Waits, PhD
Clinical and Scientific Communications Manager
February 23, 2023
2.22.23---This episode features a conversation with Katie-Rose Skelly, co-founder and CTO, and Pete Codella, managing director of business services at the Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity