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Universal Bio Mining, LLC

Improving mining productivity with synthetic biology.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Tucson, AZ, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 2
  • Website universalbiomining.com

Company Summary

Universal Bio Mining develops patent-pending microorganisms to enable the recovery of metals from refractory ore that is currently treated as waste. In the laboratory, UBM has demonstrated the ability to recover gold locked in tailings. The company will process tailings at operating mines to recover this gold, paying a royalty to the mine owner.

Team

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    Patrick Nee
    CEO

    BS in Mechanical Engineering, MIT; MS in Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology; M.B.A., Columbia University. CTO of Priceline WebHouse; CIO of Walker Digital Management; founder and CEO of Real Time English. Collaborator with Panama’s national laboratory INDICASAT on synthetic biology project. Judge at iGEM synthetic biology contest in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 at MIT.

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    Christopher DaCunha
    CTO

    Senior Scientist at EdenIQ developing biofuel organisms and processes; Laboratory Manager at WPI Bioprocess Facility performing pharmaceutical R&D, protein purification, process design, and heavy metal recovery systems. iGEM judge in 2011, 2012. BS in Biotechnology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Advisors

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    Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe, LLP
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Zimmer & Zimmer PC
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Jose Suarez
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    Patrick Nee
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    Chris Robb
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