11 Biotech startups announced by IndieBio SF

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Bio-entrepreneurs find it hard to obtain funding especially during the early stages of set-up. IndieBio is the world’s first accelerator dedicated to help and support early stage biology startups. Backed by SOSventures, IndieBio has started a $200million dollar VC fund. They are offering a total package of $100k, including $50k in cash. IndieBio, a dedicated biolab in San Francisco, brings together the world’s leading scientists and entrepreneurs to revolutionize the way biotech is done. Startups will receive free access for one year and a tailored program that helps scientists become experienced bio-entrepreneurs. IndieBio announced that its first batch in San Francisco will ‘kick off’ in February 2015. The 11 startups which are a part of the first session are Pembient, Extem.co, Orphidia, Affinity, Clara Foods, aBioBot, Blue Turtle, Bioloop, Arcturus Biocloud, Sensa and Ranomics.

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Scientist-entrepreneur-manager-journalist: -Co-founder, Author; Former Assistant Editor and Director, Biotechin.Asia, Biotech Media Pte. Ltd.; -Founder & CEO, SciGlo (www.sciglo.com); -Programme Management Officer, SBIC, A*STAR (former Research Fellow). --Sandhya graduated from University of Madras, India (B.Sc Microbiology and M.Sc Biotechnology) and received her Ph.D from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She worked on oxidative stress in skin, skeletal, adipose tissue and cardiac muscle for a decade from 2006-2016. She is currently working as a Programme Management Officer handling projects and grants at Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Earlier to this she was a Research Fellow in the Fat Metabolism and Stem Cell Group at SBIC. Sandhya was also the Vice President and Publicity Chair of A*PECSS (A*STAR Post Doc Society) (2014-2016). Recently she founded a platform for scientists - SciGlo (www.sciglo.com) and is a startup mentor at Vertical VC (Finland). She is an ardent lover of science and enjoys globe trotting and good vegetarian food.