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Intelligent Medical Objects Opens Innovation Center at The University of Illinois Research Park

Fri, 03/16/2012 - 5:45pm
The Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 16, 2012-- Intelligent Medical Objects, a leader in medical informatics tools, announced today that it will be opening a new research and development center on the campus of the University of Illinois.

IMO was attracted to the University of Illinois because of its significant history in the area of data sciences, informatics, and its top-notch faculty and students. IMO plans to utilize student interns, under the supervision of full-time staff, to augment product development.

"Establishment of a center linked to a top-tier university supports IMO's mission to rise to new heights in our industry," said Dr.

Naeymi-Rad, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board and co-founder of Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc.

IMO's technology combines computer science with medical expertise to help clinicians and patients gather and retrieve relevant health info quickly and easily. IMO's operation at the Research Park will be headed by site manager Blake Giles, a 2008 University of Illinois graduate (International Studies) who interned at two companies in the Research Park during his tenure as a student.

Lawrence Schook, Vice President for Research at the University of Illinois said that IMO's decision to place a satellite office in Research Park, "underscores the importance of the symbiotic relationship between the corporate world and academia. Research partnerships between corporations such as IMO and the university are critical to groundbreaking discoveries that benefit all involved." Laura Frerichs, Research Park Director said "we welcome IMO to the Research Park and helping them to engage with faculty and students as part of their experience here. We are excited to have this Chicagoland digital health company choose The Illinois Research Park at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a location that will help them drive innovation for the future of their business." The new IMO office will formally open in April 2012. The company has already begun employing University of Illinois students for this new innovation center.

About IMO Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO) develops medical interface terminology software that allows physicians to search for diagnoses and clinical vocabulary using diagnostic terminology mapping and data-mining. IMO's solutions allow for more reliable, complete coding and problem lists to accurately capture the intent of physicians. One of their goals is how their content and tools can be used to foster user communities and semantic web interactions. They have currently over 1500 hospitals and 200,000 physicians using their content. IMO's headquarters are located in Chicago. For more information, please visit www.e-imo.com.

About the Research Park at the University of Illinois The Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides an environment where technology-based businesses can work with faculty and students at Illinois to take advantage of opportunities for collaborative research and easy access to University labs, equipment, and services. The Research Park is home to more than 90 companies and growing, employing over 1,400 people in high-technology careers. At any given time, over 400 student interns are gaining valuable work experience while making real contributions to internal corporate R&D and product development programs.

Publicly-traded firms in the Research Park include: ADM, Abbott Laboratories, Caterpillar, Deere & Company, Pearson, Raytheon, Riverbed, Sony, State Farm, and Yahoo. It was named 2011 Outstanding Research Park of the Year by the Association of University Research Parks (AURP).

CONTACT: Research Park at the University of Illinois Laura Frerichs, Research Park Director (217) 333-8323 lfrerich@illinois.edu www.researchpark.illinois.edu or Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc.

Matt Cardwell, Director of Academic Relationships (847) 613-6607 mcardwell@e-imo.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ILLINOIS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY DATA MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE HEALTH RESEARCH SCIENCE GENERAL HEALTH SOURCE: Research Park at the University of Illinois Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 03/16/2012 09:02 PM/DISC: 03/16/2012 09:02 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120316006136/

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