Founder & Chairman Emeritus
Jim Plante’s interest in preventive health and technology was sparked when he worked for his father’s medical technology company at an early age. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University in electrical engineering, founded four venture capital backed technology companies and launched more than 12 new product lines and services in the consumer products, automotive, wireless and service industries.
When Jims’ father passed away from complications related to polycystic kidney disease, a genetic disease, it reignited Jims’ interest in preventative health. Jim then started Pathway Genomics with the vision to make comprehensive genetic testing and personalized medicine accessible and affordable to all.