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Akadeum Announces First Closing of Series A Financing Round

Updated on Mar 10, 2022

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Akadeum closes funding to further commercialize its BACS™ Microbubble platform for next-generation sample preparation applications. Akadeum Life Sciences, Inc. announced an initial close of its Series A financing. The company is pursuing additional investment before final close during Q1 2020. These funds will enable Akadeum to focus its commercial adoption on how to solve longstanding problems in sample preparation. The investment includes several Michigan-based angel groups in addition to venture …

Akadeum and Agilent Team Up to Explore New Testing Workflow

Updated on Aug 4, 2023


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

Updated on Mar 10, 2022

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

Updated on Jan 4, 2020

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

Updated on Jan 4, 2020

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

Updated on Aug 17, 2023

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

Updated on Mar 23, 2019

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

Updated on Jan 4, 2020


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

Updated on Sep 13, 2023


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

Updated on Aug 4, 2023

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 …

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