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Correlia Biosystems

Enabling rapid and powerful protein measurements for biopharma R&D, life science, and personalized medicine.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location San Francisco, CA, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2013
  • Employees 3
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Company Summary

The proteins that make up our bodies are equally as important as genes in determining our health. Unfortunately, proteomic knowledge currently lags behind genomics due to the difficulties and time constraints in measuring proteins.

Correlia seeks to overcome these barriers through a next-generation platform for automated protein measurements with dramatic increases in speed.


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    President & Co-founder

    Dr. Apori was the co-founder of Quantsupport LLC, where he led quantitative modeling and assessment efforts for the DoD. Prior to his doctorate (UC Berkeley), he was a systems engineer in product development at Boeing. Akwasi helped develop Correlia's core technology as a postdoctoral scholar under Dr. Amy Herr, in collaboration with Novartis Diagnostics. Dr. Apori received his PhD from UC Berkeley and holds a MS/BS (2001/1998) from MIT.

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    Dr. Araz is the inventor of the hydrogel immunoassay that lies at the core of the SimpleScan. Kursad hails from Ankara, Turkey and received his PhD from Cornell where he developed low power bioassay systems. In his postdoctoral tenure at UC Berkeley under Professor Amy Herr, Kursad worked with Novartis Diagnostics to develop the hydrogel assay technology. He served as primary author of the resulting patent.

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    Dr. Tia is a mechanical and biomedical engineer with industry experience working with Medtronic and RTI Surgical. He received his PhD from UC Berkeley/UCSF, where his work in developing electrically-driven microfluidic protein tests led to several journal publications and a licensed patent (PCT/US2012/057778). Samuel won the ASME Student Manufacturing Design Contest and led a UN-sponsored medical device research project in East Africa.


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