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Tymora Analytical Operations

Biopsy-free cancer detection and monitoring

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location West Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2010
  • Employees 5
  • Incorporation Type S-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

Tymora Analytical Operations provides diagnostic development, contract services and products for improved cancer research. Tymora's primary goal is to enable the shift from tissue to liquid biopsy. Our new technologies allow detection of active cancer markers directly from plasma, urine or saliva. The company's initial focus is on non-invasive detection and monitoring of bladder cancer from urine.


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    Anton Iliuk
    President and Chief Technology Officer

    Dr. Anton Iliuk is the company co-founder and co-inventor of EVtrap, PolyMAC and pIMAGO. Through his research, he published >30 manuscripts and book chapters and was involved in 5 patent applications. Dr. Iliuk was also the 2011-2012 Purdue Realization and Entrepreneurship Postdoctoral Program (PREPP) Fellow sponsored by Kauffman Foundation, 2011 Purdue mini-MBA participant and an NIH & NSF SBIR-funded Principal Investigator for Tymora.

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    Weiguo Andy Tao
    Chief Scientific Officer

    Dr. W. Andy Tao is a Professor of Biochemistry at Purdue University who leads an active research group, developing novel R&D technologies. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications, over a dozen patent applications, and has been invited to speak at numerous international and local conferences and meetings. Dr. Tao is the co-inventor of EVtrap, PolyMAC and pIMAGO, and was the 2011-2013 Purdue Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy (ELA) Fellow.

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    Peter Kissinger
    Business and Finance Advisor

    Peter Kissinger, Ph.D. is a very successful entrepreneur and a product commercialization expert. He is the founder of Bioanalytical Systems, Inc (BASi, now a multi-million dollar instrumentation and services company), the founder and CEO of Phlebotics, Inc (medical devices).

Previous Investors

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    Purdue Research Foundation Emerging Innovations Fund
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    NSF & NIH SBIR Phase I and Phase II
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    Business Plan Competitions