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Akadeum Life Sciences, Inc. Recognized for Best New Technology at CYTO Innovation

August 2017

Akadeum’s groundbreaking microbubble technology—which allows for fast, easy removal of target cells from biological samples—was recognized as the best new technology at CYTO Innovation 2017 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN (PRWEB) AUGUST 08, 2017 Each year, the top minds in cytometry—which refers to the methodology used to extract quantitative information from individual cells—join together at ISAC’s CYTO Innovation to present the industry’s new technologies in the technology showcase. This year, Ann Arbor-based Akadeum …

Akadeum CTO Featured in Science Magazine

May 2016

Featured in Science Magazine on 05/10/2016: Read full article “Clinician-scientist John Younger went one step further than a leave of absence. After partially sidelining his 21-year career in emergency medicine at the University of Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor, in 2014 to develop a micro-bubble cell-capturing technology, he ended up leaving academia completely. ” … “The initial idea was to use tiny spheres tagged with antibodies or other molecules to diagnose sepsis, the …

Akadeum CEO on Sirius XM with Steve Blank

March 2016

Featured in The Huffington Post on 03/01/2016: Read full article Akadeum Life Sciences’ CEO (Brandon McNaughton) recently sat down for a discussion on Sirius XM with Steve Blank. Steve interviewed Brandon as part of Entrepreneurs are Everywhere. They discussed topics ranging from cell separation with microbubbles to figuring out how to move an idea from an idea to sales. See below for more: “The show follows the journeys of founders who share what it takes to …

Akadeum Aims to Disrupt Cell-Sorting Technology with Microbubbles

November 2015

Featured in Xconomy Detroit on 10/30/2015: Read full article “Akadeum Life Sciences is doing something that most biotechs don’t, says CEO Brandon McNaugton: practicing the lean startup method, which puts a heavy focus on customer discovery and feedback.” “It was this process of talking to customers that inspired Ann Arbor, MI-based Akadeum to develop the Application Discovery Program, a tool it uses to help customers with their research that we’ll …

Lean Biotech Startup Akadeum Life Sciences Closes $1M in Financing

October 2015

From blood to food to medicine, cells are all around us. However, the current methods of separating those cells from their surroundings for research, diagnostics, and cell therapy—also known as cell sorting—can be time-consuming, costly, and damaging to the cells. To address this, Ann Arbor-based startup Akadeum Life Sciences is developing a radically new product that uses BACS™ (buoyancy-activated cell sorting) to acquire target cells from biological samples by using …

Michigan eLab invests in biotech startup for cancer research

January 2015

Featured in Crain’s Detroit Business on 1/11/2015: Read full article   “Michigan eLab LLC, a venture capital firm founded in Ann Arbor last year by three veterans of Silicon Valley, has made its first local investment in Akadeum Life Sciences LLC, a startup that hopes to make it easier, cheaper and faster to prepare tissue, water or food samples for testing.” “Michigan eLab invested $150,000 in the seed round of …

We Make Health Fest recap

August 2014

Featured in Make on 8/21/2014: Read full article “The We Make Health Fest took place on Saturday 8/16. The fest was hosted by the University of Michigan and encouraged creation of technology that could change how we stay healthy. Speakers from the community presented on many exciting topics and below you’ll find some of the exciting ideas that makers had to share.” … “Akadeum Life Sciences demonstrated technology to isolate …

NASA’s advice aimed toward area businesses: Ohio and Michigan companies to participate in roadshow events

May 2014

Featured in The Blade on 5/24/2014: Read full article “Sixteen Ohio and Michigan companies have been chosen to receive help from scientists and engineers from NASA in connection with an upcoming “roadshow” that the federal space agency will hold on June 12 at the University of Toledo.” … “Five companies were chosen to get immediate help at the June 12 event: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. of Findlay; H & …