The biotechnology industry has been experiencing significant evolution over the last few years, with various companies developing intriguing new technologies and methods to address health, sustainability, and many other challenges. Especially in the United States where many young, driven startups are doing groundbreaking work. In this article, we highlight some of these innovative companies, all of whom were founded in 2015 or later and are currently headquartered in the United States.
The emerging biotechnology landscape is particularly fascinating due to its interdisciplinary nature. It combines several sectors such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, environment, manufacturing, among others. These companies represent the future of technological innovation, pushing boundaries within their respective fields.
From creating bio-renewable alternatives to single-use plastics to developing treatments for diseases caused by cellular degeneration and genetic disorders, these companies are using their expertise to make a noteworthy difference. Here are some companies that are leading the charge in this respect.
Located in San Jose, California, LOLIWARE is a materials tech company with an ambitious goal – to replace single-use plastic with bio-renewable seaweed-derived alternatives. Founded by Leigh Ann Tucker and Sea Briganti, the company has won several awards and has been backed by discerning scientific advisory board members such as Dr. Carlos Duarte, Dr. Louis Metzger, and Dr. Garret Miyake. The company is constantly developing new products, aiming to launch six new products by 2023 to promote a plastic-free future. You can follow them on their LinkedIn page for updates.
Based in Temecula, California, PEEC is on a mission to replace significant portions of the petrochemical industry with a renewable chemical industry using proprietary electrolysis based chemical processes. Their specialized technology enables the replacement of many petrochemicals with higher quality, lower-cost renewable chemicals and they aim to improve the standard of living globally while reducing the carbon footprint.
Committed to creating regenerative medicine to alleviate diseases caused by cellular degeneration and genetic disorders, BioViva is making strides in the biotechnology world. Founded by Elizabeth Parrish and Jason Williams, the company is based on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Stay updated on their work via their Facebook and LinkedIn pages.
California-based HAI Solutions Inc. is focused on building innovative medical devices in the area of intravenous care and vascular access. Founded in 2015 by Adnan Abbas, Nicholas Perrenoud, and Paul Swaney, the company is creating substantial changes in the biotechnology and healthcare sector. Stay connected with them on Twitter.
Founded by Amy Schulman, Andrew Bellinger, Colin R. Gardner, and Giovanni Traverso, Lyndra Therapeutics is on a mission to make daily pills a thing of the past. The company, headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts, is reinventing medicines with its oral, ultra-long-acting, sustained-release therapies. You can connect with the team on Twitter or LinkedIn.
Alpine Immune Sciences, based in Seattle, Washington, is a clinical-stage immunotherapy company that develops treatments for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. The company was founded by Michael Kornacker, Mitchell Gold, Mitchell H. Gold, and Ryan Swanson. You can stay up-to-date with their work via their Twitter or LinkedIn profiles.
Genoplan, headquartered in New York, offers customized products and services using biotechnology (BT) and information technology (IT). Founded by Brian Kang, Genoplan is working to create a world where everyone can use their genetic information. To stay updated, follow them on Facebook or LinkedIn.
Based in Dallas, Texas, CerSci Therapeutics is a Dallas-based non-opioid drug development firm. Founded by Greg Dussor, Lucas Rodriguez, Scott Dax, and Ted Price, the company offers pain relief treatments without the risk of addiction. Stay updated about them on LinkedIn.
Titanovo, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, was founded by Oleksandr Savsunenko. They offer a direct-to-consumer, saliva-based Telomere Testing Kit that provides a non-invasive method for genetic testing. Follow Titanovo on Facebook and LinkedIn for more information.
In essence, these emerging biotech companies are sculpting the future with their trailblazing efforts in applying science and technology to tackle real-world problems. These entities will shape our future health, welfare, and environment, and are thus important to watch and support as they harness biotechnology’s potential for a more sustainable and healthier world.