UHCOP Faculty, Student Startup Named Among 10 Most Promising Life Science Companies at 2016 Texas Life Science Forum


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UHCOP Faculty, Student Startup Named Among 10 Most Promising Life Science Companies at 2016 Texas Life Science Forum

Teomics was co-founded in 2015 by UHCOP Associate Professor Jason Eriksen, Ph.D., and Pharmacology Ph.D. candidate Craig Vollert, along with Badrinath “Badri” Roysam, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UH Cullen College of Engineering and Willy Moree, Ph.D., a former UH research staff member.

Teomics has developed a new “antigen retrieval protocol” for reversing the chemical modifications by the commonly used formaldehyde solutions to preserve biopsy tissue sample before undergoing diagnostic imaging and analyses. The company’s platform aims to provide more accurate detection of diseases, particularly with certain types of cancers that may be more prone to “false negative” results due to such factors as lower-expressing biomarker proteins and the chemical “masking” of proteins by formaldehyde.