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Talon Biometrics, Inc.

Talon has developed leading-edge DNA/RNA diagnostics technology, whose first application will be a groundbreaking prenatal genetics test.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Redwood City, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2012
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Talon develops DNA/RNA assays using a unique, proprietary chemistry that is more accurate, simpler, and less expensive than any other. Talon's customers will be large diagnostics and pharma companies requiring such assays in the rapidly growing multibillion-dollar molecular diagnostics business, for applications such as prenatal screening, cancer treatment, pathogen detection and food testing.


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    Charles Garvin

    Seasoned CEO and technology investor. Co-founder, The Beta Group (seed capital firm focusing on medical devices). Led two companies from raw startup to >$10M revenue run rate. Chairman or active co-owner executing successful turnarounds of several companies up to $300M in revenues (TVC, EK Holdings, Riviera). Past officer and board member of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). BA and JD, Harvard University; Rhodes Scholar.

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    Dr. Youxiang Wang

    Experienced assay designer and executive. Co-founder of Full Moon Biometrics and Atila Biosciences, manufacturers of microarrays and antibody detection reagents. Genotyping Scientist at GE-Amersham; Senior Scientist at Aclara Biosciences. PhD in Chemistry; BS and MS in Organic Chemistry; postdoc at UC-Berkeley under Richard Mathies, developer of capillary electrophoresis sequencing technology.


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    Stan Doty; Doty, Barlow, Britt & Thieman, Palo Alto, CA
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    Alan Yu, CPA, Mountain View, CA

Previous Investors

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    Principals, friends and family