Category Archives: Startups

Viome gut bacteria

IBM Watson Gets Curious About Gut Microbiome, Goes Digging w/ Viome

  Gut microbiome seems to have become the new mystery of the human body after genetic code to pique the interest of biotech researchers as well as motivated billionaires. Viome, a microbiome focused startup founded by billionaire Naveen Jain has partnered with IBM Watson to apply Machine-learning to the area of gut microbiome. Viome just didn’t […]

xenopat

Xenopat: Your Tumor in a Mouse

Labcritics visited Xenopat, an innovative company dedicated to the orthotopic implantation of human tumors in mice. This technology allows Xenopat to offer services to companies developing new anticancer drugs and personalized cancer treatments. We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Anna Portela, CEO and co-founder, and Dr. Alberto Villanueva, CSO and co-founder. For more […]

telomeres

BioViva’s CEO Claims to Have Longer Telomeres After Gene Therapy

BioViva reported last week that the company’s CEO, Elizabeth Parrish, successfully reversed biological ageing after being treated with the biotech’s therapies. The Seattle-based company confirmed that Parrish reversed 20 years of telomere shortening thanks to an experimental gene therapy. BioViva aims to provide regenerative medicine solutions through gene and cell therapies. The company is involved in several research lines to […]

Quick Lab Start Edition

Bento Lab: DNA Laboratory for Your Backpack

A new Kickstarter campaign has just gone live with the aim of manufacturing a laptop sized DNA lab that includes three quintessential tools necessary for DNA research. Initiated way back in 2013, the founders of Bento Lab seek to create a single tool which makes DNA research simple and quick. Bento Lab DNA lab consists of […]

somagenics logo

Somagenics Secures NIH Funding for Degraded RNA Quantification Technology

Somagenics, a biotech company specialized in small RNA technologies, has received a second NIH grant to develop a method to quantify mRNA from degraded samples. The resQ-RNA is a quantitative real-time PCR of fragmented samples. The I-SBIR grant will be used to fund assays with a whole new range of RNA targets, including transcripts involved in […]

foldscope

Foldscope: A Paper Microscope that Costs $1

A team of researchers from Stanford University has developed a paper microscope that costs one dollar. Foldscope is printed in a sheet of paper and is folded into a functional shape, in a process akin to origami. The device can be easily mass-produced and is aimed to democratize science education and to provide a diagnostic tool […]

Patient iP Secures $2 Million Investment

Patient Identification Platform (PatientiP), a provider of clinical trial matching technology, has obtained $2 million in a Series A investment round. The company aims to facilitate the recruitment of individuals for clinical trials, which has become increasingly difficult due to complicated selection criteria, enrollment procedures and timelines. It is calculated that 50% of clinical trials […]