In early December, Rancho Santa Fe resident Jay Flatley, president and CEO of Illumina, Inc., was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 winner in the Health Sciences category. Flatley was recognized for leading San Diego-based Illumina from a small, 24-person start-up less than a decade ago to a dominant player in genetic analysis with nearly 1,500 employees today. Illumina is a San Diego-based developer, manufacturer, and marketer of life-science tools and integrated systems for the large-scale analysis of genetic variation and biological function. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards recognize leaders and visionaries who demonstrate innovation, financial success and personal commitment as they create and build world-class businesses. Courtesy photo
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