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Aurora Spectral Technologies LLC

Aurora Spectral Technologies develops, manufacturers and sells advanced microscope imaging systems for use in biological research.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2010
  • Employees 4
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Company Summary

Aurora has developed a new generation of microscope imaging tools for use by biological researchers. The technology offers speed and sensitivity of detection more than 200 times greater than any competing product and hyperspectral resolution 5 times greater than any competing technology. It is also priced significantly less than competing systems. The system provides information that cannot be generated using technology currently on the market.


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    Thomas J. Mozer

    Past Experience: Founder & CEO of Nerites Corporation, a venture capital backed medical device firm developing novel tissue adhesives for use in surgery, purchased in 2011 by Kensey Nash for $20M. Founder and Business Manager of Vysis, an Amoco Technology Company focusing on prenatal and cancer diagnostics. Vysis was acquired by Abbott for $270M. Over 30 years of experience in developing new business utilizing breakthrough technologies.

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    Valerica Raicu

    Chair, Department of Physics , Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Authored over 45 peer-reviewed articles in leading scientific journals, including Journal of Biological Chemistry, Biophysical Journal, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Physical Review, Lab on a Chip, Integrative Biology, and Nature Photonics.

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    Jeff Rusinow
    Chairman of the Baord

    Jeff Rusinow has been an active member of the early-stage venture
    capital community in the Midwest since 2000, when he founded
    Mi lwa u k e e ’ s fi r s t a n g e l n e two r k , S i l i c o n P a s t u r e s
    ( He earlier spent 22 years in retail
    management, holding senior executive positions at Macy’s, Gimbel’s,
    Hudson Bay Company and, most recently, Kohl’s Department Stores,
    where he served as an Executive Vice Pr


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    Godfrey Kahn
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Previous Investors

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    Jeff Rusinow
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    7 other angel investors