Venture Awards

1st Place Award

Isosceles Pharmaceuticals

Brett Lanier, President
Problem: Need for safer, non-addictive, effective alternatives to opioid treatment.

Solution: Delivery of synthetic cannabidiol as an IV and transdermal formulation for acute pain relief at lower doses by avoiding first pass metabolism in the liver and eliminating the conversion of CBD to THC by stomach acid.

2nd Place Award


Nick Lazaridis, President
Problem: Lack of standardized sequencing methods in the field of molecular diagnostics resulting in false positives and false negatives.

Solution: Add Accugenomics unique internal standard mixtures (ISM TM technology) for every target gene for every sample to reduce false positives and false negatives especially at the limit of detection.

3rd Place Award

Electronic Lab Logs

Daniel Summers, CEO, Founding Partner
Problem: Need for an alternative to paper logs to track preventive maintenance and QC tasks for lab equipment to improve compliance and reduce time-consuming review process and speed up audits.

Solution: Cloud-based software platform that notifies users of maintenance schedule and status instead of scanning a paper log. Users can review and sign-off electronically for monthly checks, as well as generate custom reports for a real-time view into their compliance.

4th Place Award


Melissa Strong, MS, PhD, Founder, Lead Biologist and Data Scientist
Problem: Daily exposure to common synthetic chemicals via consumer products, food, water, air, and lifestyle choices that affect human health.

Solution: Personalized environmental health assessment kits to collect saliva, urine and blood spots over time for analysis of chemical levels and markers of inflammation and immune

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