Akadeum and Agilent Team Up to Explore New Testing Workflow

October 2019


Novel Akadeum microbubble technology can be the answer to improved quality and reduced costs across multiple fields of testing. Akadeum Life Sciences, Inc., an Ann Arbor-based biotechnology company, announced today that it has entered into a collaboration with Agilent Technologies, Inc. to work toward a new method of isolating target molecules for detection. Akadeum aims to disrupt the status quo in isolation technology with their buoyant microbubbles. Notably, Akadeum is …

Akadeum Launches Seven New Products at Immunology 2019 Conference in San Diego

May 2019

Ann Arbor-based biotech company, Akadeum Life Sciences, announced the release of seven new products based on its proprietary microbubble technology. Akadeum Life Sciences today announced at Immunology 2019 the introduction of its first suite of products based on its microbubble technology. Unlike magnetic-based products, microbubbles use buoyancy to gently separate cells of interest within the tube—they simply float to the surface. Feedback from customers who participated in an early access …

George Dunbar Joins Akadeum’s Board of Directors

September 2018

Akadeum Life Sciences has recently added George Dunbar to our Board of Directors. George has spent his career as an executive and leader of numerous biotech companies. He most recently served as president and CEO of ISTO Biologics, a  private cell therapy and biologics company acquired by Thompson Street Capital in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to ISTO, he was a Venture Partner with Arboretum Ventures, a leading life science venture …

First-of-Their-Kind Microbubble Products Commercially Available

September 2018

We are excited to announce that we making our microbubble-based T cell and B cell isolation kits available for purchase to early access users. A radical simplification over existing technologies, the use of microbubbles enables users to perform the entire cell separation process within a single tube and without a magnet. Akadeum has recently completed a beta testing program where key opinion leaders from across the United States performed testing …

Akadeum Advances Next Generation Cell Isolation Technology

April 2018

We have successfully demonstrated use of microbubbles for isolation of human T-cells and mouse B-cells. As a result, we are running a closed beta testing program with key thought leaders in immunology, cancer, and stem cell research. In order to examine circulating tumor cells for research or medical care, cancer specialists must first sift through tremendous numbers of normal cells. It is common for normal cells to outnumber cancer cells …

Akadeum 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. 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, we rose to the top as the clear winner. …

Microbubbles Float Through Their First Flow Cytometry Conference

September 2016


As we discussed in a previous post, Akadeum recently attended the GLIIFCA 2016 meeting. John Younger, our CTO, gave a great talk to introduce Akadeum’s cell sorting technology, which generated some fantastic conversations. In the following days, we had a lot of attendees coming up to our booth asking, “So what are these microbubbles I heard about?”.

Akadeum’s Cell Sorting Microbubbles to Appear at GLIIFCA 2016

September 2016


The Akadeum Team is excited to present and attend this year’s Great Lakes International Imaging & Flow Cytometry Association (GLIIFCA) annual meeting. The meeting is held in Troy, Michigan on September 16–18,2016.

John Younger Featured in Science Magazine

May 2016

John Younger, Akadeum’s co-founder and chief science officer, was recently featured in a Science Magazine article on entrepreneurs. Alongside other science-based startup leaders, John discussed his journey from working in emergency medicine at the University of Michigan to developing a small microbubble cell sorting technology company. John and co-founder Brandon McNaughton launched Akadeum in an incubator in downtown Ann Arbor. “From a table in the basement, the two took preorders, engaged …

Akadeum CEO on Sirius XM with Steve Blank

March 2016

Akadeum CEO Brandon McNaughton recently sat down for a discussion on Sirius XM with Steve Blank. Steve interviewed Brandon as part of Entrepreneurs are Everywhere, and they discussed topics ranging from cell separation with microbubbles to figuring out how to move an idea from an idea to sales. See select quotes from the interview below. Entrepreneurs are Everywhere “The show follows the journeys of founders who share what it takes …

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