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Best in Biz Awards Names Healthier Medicine Company Genexa® the 2017 Startup of the Year

Out of Hundreds of Applicants, Genexa Wins Highest Recognition for Unparalleled Achievements and Growth in the 2017 Startup Category

With just over one year of operations, Genexa has been named Startup of the Year by the Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications inNorth America. Genexa received the award for unmatched innovation and success in the over-the-counter medicine industry. Genexa's mission is to provide the healthiest, USDA Certified Organic medicines on the market, with the purest ingredients, free of synthetic chemicals, allergens, GMOs, artificial fillers and toxins.

This honor recognizes the many accomplishments Genexa has achieved in the last year. In just over a year, Genexa's products have gone from zero shelves to more than 15,000 retail stores including CVS, Bed Bath & Beyond, GNC and more. ByJuly 2017, Genexa had earned over$1.1 millionin revenue, outpacing industry standards set by other natural product and supplement startups. For reference, Genexa is currently set to outpace giants like Airborne Health, which earned$3.3 millionafter five years on the market. Other successes include patenting not one butfivedifferent innovative proprietary technologies, doubling staff size and launching into international markets includingChina.

"Amazing variety in the finalists in Best in Biz Awards this year," saidChristopher Null, author on Wired, who judged the awards for his sixth year. "It was incredibly difficult to pick a winner!"

Each year, Best in Biz Awards' entrants span the spectrum, from the most innovative local start-ups to the most recognizable global brands. The seventh annual program was particularly hotly contested, with more than 650 entries from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes, industries and geographic regions in the U.S. andCanada. The 2017 judging panel included professionals from AdWeek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., and Wired. For a full list of Best in Biz Awards 2017 winners, visit:

This award comes on the tail of the announcement that Genexa's Cold Crush for Children®, a healthier children's cold medicine, won the Mom's Choice Awards Gold Honor for healthcare products, the highest level of achievement awarded by a national network of mothers. For more information about the Mom's Choice Awards win, visit:

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