Attracted to Start-Up Success: An Innovative Use of Polymer Coating for Cell Separation turns Northeastern Researchers into Entrepreneurs

Beginning in 2010, Chemical Engineer Professor Shashi Murthy, Ph.D, and his graduate students worked to develop a hydrogel coating that would adhere to individual cells, protecting them and allowing them to be separated from surrounding cells, blood and tissue. Eager to get their product- dubbed QuickGel– into the hands of researchers, drug developers, and clinicians, the team filed for a patent and formed Quad Technologies in 2012.

 

Click to page 23-25 to learn more about the background of Quad Technologies.