Check out a Newsweek interview with the founders of Tinctorium Inc, including BioE PhD Tammy Hsu, which is commercializing a sustainable method of producing indigo dye through synthetic biology.
Alumni synthetic biology startup Lygos was recognized by The Biofuels Digest as one of “the 50 Next Companies to Disrupt the World” — bioeconomy companies that are on the journey to commercial scale with an emerging technology. Our alumni are a big part of other noted companies, including Clara Foods, Ginkgo Bioworks, Inscripta, and Zymergen
Read Professor Amy Herr’s thoughts about Berkeley’s entrepreneurial spirit and “how much we are crushing it.”
Maria Artunduaga, MTM 2017, took home the $20,000 first prize in the 19th annual Big Bang! Business Competition at the University of California, Davis. Her company, Respira Labs, is developing a wearable device that uses acoustic sensors, data signal processing and artificial intelligence to predict and prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) attacks.
Pivot Bio, founded by Bioengineering PhD alumnus Karsten Temme, was named #8 in Fast Company’s 2019 “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” list, in the Food sector. Pivot Bio makes the world’s first nitrogen-producing microbial that grafts onto corn to act as a sustainable fertilizer.
2014 BioE MEng alum Po-Jui (Ray) Chiu has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30! Po-Jui worked with Professor Seung-Wuk Lee to develop accurate, cheap, bio-based sensor platforms for detecting airborne chemicals. He went on to found promising startup BioInspira, creating low-cost bio-inspired chemical sensors.
BioE startup GenEdit, founded by Professor Niren Murthy and PhD alumnus Kunwoo Lee, has received new seed funding to pursue their nonviral nanoparticle CRISPR-delivery system.
Congrats to alumnus Patrick Goodwill and Prof Steve Conolly for securing Series A funding for their startup, Magnetic Insight. The $18M will support commercial growth of Magnetic Particle Imaging in cell therapy, vascular, and oncology applications.
MTM alumna and founder of startup Respira Labs Maria Artunduaga is featured in the Innovator Spotlight on VentureWell! She invented a device that continuously monitors patients’ lung function and collects lifestyle and other medical data to improve management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).