Lucira, a Berkeley spinout company founded by BioE alumni Debkishore Mitra and John Waldeisen, has created the first combination home test for flu and COVID to be cleared by the FDA. The agency granted emergency use authorization to the Lucira Covid-19 & Flu Test, which provides results in about 30 minutes from samples collected by a nasal swab.
Aluna Raises $15.3M in Series B Funding
Aluna, an award-winning lung health management platform created by BioE alumna Charvi Shetty, has completed a $15.3 million Series B round of financing to continue growing its solution among doctors and patients managing asthma, cystic fibrosis and COPD. Aluna spun out of our undergraduate capstone course, BioE 192!
Lessons learned from our life science tools startup journey
The founders of successful bioengineering startup company Zephyrus (now part of Bio-Techne), have written a thoughtful perspective article in Analytica Chimica Acta sharing ‘lesser known lessons’ from their university spinout experience. Authors are Professor Amy Herr, PhD alumna Kelly Gardner, and co-founder Josh Molho.
Interview with Charvi Shetty, Co-Founder and CEO at Aluna
Check out this Medgadget interview with BioE alumna Charvi Shetty, founder and CEO of Aluna, which makes an FDA-approved at-home spirometer for asthma management.
Huue Closes a $14.6 Million Series A to Disrupt Denim Dyeing
Synthetic biology startup Huue, founded by BioE PhD alumni Tammy Hsu, has raised $14.6 million in a Series A funding round for what it says is the world’s first clean and scalable indigo dye for denim.
Decoding the Human Proteome With Glyphic Biotechnologies
Check out this feature on Bakar Labs startup Glyphic Biotechnologies – co-founded by MTM alumnus Josh Yang!
The power of yes for ventilator access
BioE undergraduate Athena Lopez is part of a team at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology working on a startup to address ventilator shortages around the world. Lopez is also a member of the BioEngineering Scholars Program.
Glyphic Biotechnologies wins Qiagen Biotech Grant
Glyphic Biotechnologies, founded by BioE alumnus Joshua Young Yang, is one of three winners of QIAGEN’s new Biotech Grants program. Glyphic is developing a first-of-its-kind, next-generation sequencing platform for proteins.
Best Inventions of 2021: Huue
Congratulations BioE startup Huue and founder PhD alumna Tammy Hsu! Huue’s process for creating environmentally friendly indigo dye through synthetic biology has been named one of Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2021.