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C&O alumnus’ Biotech company wins at Velocity pitch competition

Monday, September 30, 2019

Isaac Ellmen (BMath ’19) and his co-founder Danielle Rose (BSc ‘19, University of Guelph) were one of the recipients of the grand prize of direct equity investments worth $50,000 in the Velocity Fund Competition in Toronto on September 19, 2019. SquidBio was started in November of 2018 and later joined Velocity Science.

SquidBio is a biotech company that is developing a system to allow for rapid prototyping in Synthetic Biology, including a benchtop DNA synthesis device. With this device, researchers will be able to synthesize DNA and put it into bacteria to solve real-world problems in-house and on their own time — cutting down on costs and the weeks it currently takes to have the same product ordered and delivered.

Learn more about the company's next steps.

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