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Imbed Biosciences Inc

Microfilm wound dressings with silver nanoparticles that seal wounds to balance moisture and kill bacteria at the onset of wound treatment.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2010
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Imbed is developing patent-pending antimicrobial nanocoatings for advanced wound care and surgical devices. It is a spin-off from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After 2 years of development, we have our first packaged product- Microlyte Ag wound dressing intended for use at the onset of treatment of hard to heal wounds including burns and chronic ulcers. FDA 510K submission anticipated within 6-9 months with product sales in 12-15 months.


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    Ankit Agarwal
    President and CEO

    Dr. Agarwal, PhD is leading the development of Imbed’s platform technologies he co-invented in his post-doctoral research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2007-2012). He brings 10 years experience in biomaterials and translational research, with a PhD from Iowa State University. Dr. Agarwal received one year training to commercialize scientific innovations as an Entrepreneurial Postdoctoral Fellow of the Kauffman Foundation.

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    Nicholas L Abbott
    Chair of the Board

    Dr. Abbott, PhD is a Professor and past Chair of the Chemical and Biological Engineering department in the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with 25 years of research experience in colloidal and surface science. He is inventor of Imbed’s nanocoatings technology. Dr. Abbott is a cofounder of a nanotechnology company Platypus Technologies (Madison, WI) that develops and market liquid crystal based sensors for air pollutants and medical diagnostics.

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    Michael J Schurr
    Medical Officer

    Dr. Michael J. Schurr, MD is a burn and trauma surgeon and general surgeon at the School of Medicine, University of Colorado-Denver. He practiced at University of Wisconsin-Madison Hospital from 1993-2011. He brings 25 years of experience in advanced care of chronic ulcers, burns and trauma wounds. He has successfully led clinical trials of several advanced wound dressings and surgical meshes.

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    Jonathan F McAnulty
    Veterinary Officer

    Dr. McAnulty, DVM, PhD is a Professor and Chair of Surgical Sciences department in the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. McAnulty brings 30 years of experience in animal surgery and kidney transplants. He is leading clinical tests on Imbed’s prototype dressings in murine and porcine wound models.


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    Matthew L. Storms, AlphaTech Counsel, S.C., Madison, WI
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    Kollath Associates CPA, Madison, WI

Previous Investors

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    NIH SBIR funding and founders