I am CEO of a Texas medical device startup looking for a logo. Background: My company, CYMEDX started out researching an early test for Alzheimer's disease, which has been linked to an enzyme, cytochrome oxidase, in the brain cells' mitochondria. The name CYMEDX related to cytochrome oxidase (CY), medical (MED), and diagnosis (DX is the abbreviation for diagnosis).
However, we are now seeking to improve the activity of cytochrome oxidase using light energy. We have moved from diagnosis, to treatment with light, and extensive use of computers to optimize treatment protocols.
We have never had a logo, and now it's time to create one that speaks to improving brain cellular metabolism with light energy. I'd like to keep using the old name, CYMEDX. Other associations could be "cellular" (cytology refers to the study of cells), and obviously "medics" (a common term for battlefield paramedics - I was a Navy hospital corpsman in the Viet Nam era, so our company could be considered "cellular medics".
My preference would be a logo that implies light energy stimulating cellular metabolism, but I want to avoid the cliche "laser red light" treatment. The light energy I use in my treatment does fall in the near-infrared range, and I like some shade of red or orange that is eye-catching on a business card. I would avoid blue, green, and the traditional "medical colors", but use a vibrant, eye-catching red, orange, or the like. It should connote "energy" and "cognitive health" but try to avoid cartoons of brains. Too corny.
I attached a drawing of cytochrome oxidase. I don't mean to imply the logo should look like this, but am just letting you know how artists envision it.
Perhaps you can submit some prior logos for me to look at, and if I like you style, can hire you to complete a logo for me?