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RapidBio Systems, LLC

RapidBio Systems, LLC is developing portable devices that can rapidly detect food borne pathogens in minutes such as E. coli and Salmonella.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Tucson, AZ, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 3

Company Summary

RapidBio Systems, LLC has developed in conjunction with the University of Arizona a unique method for the rapid detection of food borne pathogens. The patent pending technology can economically detect such organisms as E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, and many others in less than 10 minutes using a field portable device. RapidBio Systems' products can greatly reduce the number of cases of food related illness when used by growers and processors.


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    Jerry Sonenblick

    Mr. Sonenblick has been a successful entrepreneur and real estate developer. He is a founder of Tucson's Desert Angels and is its former president. He also cofounded Desert Tech and currently serves as its chairman. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona's law college and a retired lawyer

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    Robert L. Morrison
    Vice Chairman

    Mr. Morrison was a cofounder of one of the world's largest providers of hospital laboratory information systems, Sunquest Information Systems. He has served as the Executive Director of Tucson's Desert Angels and was a founder of Desert Tech. Subsequent to this he has taught entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona's McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship.

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    John W. Erickson
    President & CEO

    Mr. Erickson is an experienced senior level device and diagnostics professional. He has held senior level commercial and business development roles at ITC Nexus, Abbott, Johnson & Johnson, and Bio-Rad where he has successfully led the development and launch of dozens of testing products globally.


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    Larry Hecker, James Zeeb
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    Loretta Peto

Previous Investors

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    Desert Tech, LLC