Finding new ways to manufacture red blood cells
March 8, 2021
University of Waterloo
While getting enough donated blood is a significant issue, the variability of the supply poses even more challenges. Membio is concentrating on developing the bio-manufacturing processes that will allow them to produce blood cells in a lab on the scale that’s needed to meet the growing demand.
Heat Map: 5 Top Cell Therapy Startups
October 13, 2020
Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the pharma sector. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we want to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising cell therapy startups...
Opportunities at the intersection of biology, software, and automation
July 13, 2020
Over the past two decades, we’ve seen hundreds of billions of dollars of market capitalization created by new software and infrastructure companies built at the intersection of mobile, data, and cloud computing. Now, we’re in the middle of an even larger shift at the intersection of biology, software, and automation as old industries are reimagined and entirely new ones are created.
The biology of business
June 30, 2020
BIOS & Shane Kilpatrick
The 21st century will be an era defined by biological innovation. Accompanying this revolution, biology will inspire a fundamental change impacting our understanding of business & how we think about building, growing, and sustaining companies of the future...
Ensuring the world has a sustainable blood supply
June 5, 2020
Although they are still in the development phase, Membio is still on a mission, making sure there is a safe, unrestricted, and sustainable blood supply...
Meet Membio - the startup dedicated to making blood
June 1, 2020
University of Waterloo Magazine
When the pandemic was in its early phases, there was a severe shortage of blood, both in Canada and the U.S., because of the widespread cancellation of blood drives due to physical distancing. This highlights the fragility of a blood supply system totally dependent on donors...
Waterloo company making blood during pandemic
May 28, 2020
CTV News Kicthener
A Waterloo company who uses technology to make blood says the donation system is unsustainable during a time when it’s needed more than ever.
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