How U researchers leveraged internal resources to launch a tech start-up

Posted by: | October 3, 2017 | Comments


One of the major challenges faced by technology start-ups is proving the technology can deliver as promised. CoreBiome, an early-stage company offering microbiome analysis services, cleared that hurdle with support from CTSI and several other University entities.

Two of CoreBiome’s founders received support from the CTSI-administered Translational Product Development Fund (TPDF) to conduct critical proof-of-principle experiments. This generated data that ultimately helped lead to the company’s formation by attracting business talent, investors, and customers.

“We just recently launched our start-up, yet we’ve already attracted customers and $800,000 in seed funding,” says Daryl Gohl, PhD, R&D Lead at the University of Minnesota Genomics Center (UMGC).

“I don’t think we’d be where we are now without TPDF support, which enabled us to prove our technology’s commercial viability.”

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