Dr.Patrick Soon-Shiong

Cancer Researcher-Turned-Billionaire Starts New Company

NantOmics will join another of Soon-Shiong’s companies, called NantHealth, under the umbrella of a larger organization called NantWorks that brings together supercomputing, semiconductor technology, and advancements in voice and object recognition. The “Nant” name has its roots in Native American culture, in which “Nantan” means “he who speaks for the people,” Soon-Shiong said.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-28/cancer-researcher-turned-billionaire-starts-new-company.html