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Mindseeds Laboratories

Seed-stage biotech startup developing research and companion-diagnostic tools for monitoring drug-based cancer therapy

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • Currency EUR
  • Employees 5
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Company Summary

Mindseeds Labs advances personalized cancer treatment by providing companion diagnostic tools to monitor the efficacy of immunotherapies and chemotherapies on cancer and immune cells. Mindseeds platform analyzes rare cells and small ex-vivo samples immediately after obtaining them from patients to readily provide information about both tumor cell response to drugs and in-vivo status of single immune cells located close to tumor cells.


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    Roberto Guerrieri

    Roberto Guerrieri, co-founder of Mindseeds, is Full Professor at the University of Bologna and serial entrepreneur. He is senior founder of Silicon Biosystems S.p.A, a company involved in cancer diagnosis based on CTC detection and recovery and technology inventor of the fingerprint device of UPEK, Inc., based in Emeryville, CA and bought by Apple, Inc in 2012 for $356m.

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    Massimo Bocchi

    Massimo Bocchi, co-founder and CTO, is an EE PhD. In 2010, after winning a Fulbright BEST scholarship, he obtained Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship from the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, CA. He worked for STMicroelectronics and for Nodality, a US biotech startup. He has 10 years of research experience on microsystems for life science applications and is co-inventor of 3 patent families.