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Meet the Entrepreneur is a series aimed at educating our faculty, staff, and students on the how-tos and benefits of becoming an entrepreneur. These monthly lunch-and-learn sessions will spotlight entrepreneurs from a variety of backgrounds as they share the paths taken on their road to building a startup company. Our goal is to share strategies and success stories of those who have pursued discoveries in pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, medical devices, health-related information technologies, and much more. The seminars will also be a way to foster opportunities for collaboration between existing companies and KUMC faculty and students as we strive to further our research mission.

Next Session:

Mr. Jim West
Clara Biotech

October 23, 2019
12:00-1:00 p.m.

KU Medical Center Campus
Health Education Building, Room G205
2160 W. 39th Avenue
Kansas City, KS

Complimentary lunch provided for the first 25 attendees.

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Please join us for a conversation with James West, CEO and co-founder of Clara Biotech. Clara was founded in 2015 after research conducted by Dr. Mei He, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at KU, pointed to a possible platform that isolates the exosomes that facilitate cancer activity much more efficiently than the currently accepted ultracentrifugation process.

Clara’s mission is to enable therapeutic and diagnostic discovery and support clinical applications by providing the tools researchers need to harness the full potential of exomes. Clara’s EXoSS platform simplifies the complexity previously associated with exome sample preparation, helping to develop clinical solutions that can redefine how diseases are diagnosed and treated.

Join us as we welcome Mr. West to discuss the details of Clara Biotech’s entrepreneurial journey and their path forward in the world of diagnostic innovation.

Click here to view the promotional flyer.


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