Loudoun Lands Biotech Firm Aperiomics

Aperiomics, the fast-growing biotech company that employs advancements in science, technology, and medicine to change the way healthcare providers identify causes of infection, has selected a Sterling office park as the location of its permanent corporate headquarters.

The firm uses its Deep Shotgun Metagenomic Sequencing process to identify every bacterium, virus, fungus, and parasite known to modern science. Its Xplore-PATHOTest identifies infectious diseases by characterizing the microbiome to identify the full range of known potential pathogens.

Loudoun County Economic Development worked closely with the Aperiomics leadership team in the search for the firm’s new long-term home, ending with the selection of a 4,700-square-foot office on Horseshoe Drive, within a designated Loudoun County Opportunity Zone.

On June 4, the Board of Supervisors will consider a $75,000 commercial business incentive fund grant to support the costs of the development of a state-of-the-art laboratory facility to be completed and certified in the coming months.

Aperiomics CEO Crystal Icenhour

“It is vital to us to support cutting-edge companies like Aperiomics as the county diversifies its economy and grows the ecosystem for biotech companies,” stated Loudoun Economic Development’s Executive Director Buddy Rizer. “Loudoun is well-positioned at the nexus of health and data and Aperiomics is leading this charge.”

“When we began searching for a permanent location for Aperiomics to continue its mission of revolutionizing infectious disease identification, we knew that we needed to be in a community that fosters innovation, believes in leading technologies and enables access to talent, services and infrastructure that a visionary company like ours requires to reach its full potential,” stated CEO Crystal Icenhour. “Our roots are in Loudoun County and nowhere else fit the bill quite as well.

“With its growing reputation as a major technology hub, access to major data centers that allow us to maximize our Artificial Intelligence and genomic research and quick access to major healthcare hubs across the East Coast, we cannot imagine a better place to call home,” she said.

“Loudoun has a world-class tech workforce and a strong entrepreneurial culture, and I am very pleased to see one of our start-ups take this major step forward,” County Chairwoman Phyllis J. Randall (D-At Large) stated. “We are very proud of Dr. Icenhour and her entire team. Aperiomics is enriching the lives of people across the nation and doing it right here from Loudoun County.”

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