In the field of liquid biopsy, the abundance of new technologies are mere screening tests. They can’t monitor patients’ progression and drive clinical decisions. The real money is in monitoring disease patients, for years. Atomic Force Microscopy scans the surface of cells at such high resolution that it can not only discriminate cancer cells from […]
There’s thousands of ways that cells become unhealthy. But until 2012, there were only two ways that cells actually die. That year, the cofounder of Prothegen, Dr. Scott Dixon, discovered a new way cells die, called ferroptosis, an iron-mediated failure of antioxidant defenses. Now Dixon has partnered with Roche alum Davide Zanchi and chemist Derek […]
All available sunscreen active ingredients absorb through our skin, interfering with hormones and even exacerbating UV damage. Meanwhile, SPFs in cosmetics, washed down the drain at night, accumulate in sensitive marine environments, where even the “reef safe” versions threaten endangered corals and marine life. Based on groundbreaking work in protein engineering at Princeton, Soliome has […]
Modern lifestyles are hard on our livers and kidneys, the organs that filter and break down metabolic waste products. But people don’t want to take drugs – they want to get healthy. Unlocked Labs unleashes the power of the microbiome to help out. Unlocked is a consumer probiotic company that unlocks silent genes – regaining […]
The market value of farmland is driven by yield. For example, increasing soy yield by 10 bushels an acre can double the value of the farmland. Puna Bio repairs soil health using extremophiles – organisms 3.5 billion years old, sourced from La Puna, the highest and driest desert on Earth. These organisms grow where others […]
Pesticides are always a compromise: if you kill the mosquitos, you end up killing the bees too. Pyrone discovered a rare natural compound that controls mosquitos and other pests not by killing them, but by temporarily stunning them. Already fast-tracked by the EPA and being tested by the USDA in Gainesville, Pyrone is now scaling […]
Solid Ox is building Range Extenders for commercial fleets of electric trucks and buses. These range extenders use liquid fuel, where the CO2 is captured on board, right back into the fuel tank. Emissions-free. Commercial fleets that need long range are very price sensitive to fueling costs. They also run day and night, so have […]
All over Europe, people know the best tasting seaweed comes from Ireland. Sea & Believe founder Jennifer O’Brien walked every beach in Ireland, tasting the seaweed for her alternative seafood. She found one beach where the seaweed was remarkably tastier than all others. “It just had that distinctive spray of the ocean,” said O’Brien. But […]
Michroma replaces synthetic food dyes with natural biomanufactured colors. Their first product is a heat and pH stable red.
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IndieBio / SOSV shares a cap table with over 430 funds for the IndieBio portfolio alone. SOSV’s complete network is far larger. Lets us know if you would like to know more about investing with SOSV in biotech, hard tech and Asia cross-border. We love to meet new VCs.
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We work with hundreds of global corporates, and their CVCs, and we are open to anyone who has innovation onramps designed to facilitate rapid experimentation. We welcome site visits and will take great care of you. Our top priority is speed, but trust is a prerequisite. Every successful IndieBio alumni has great relationships with corporate partners, be they an investor, a supplier, a manufacturer, or a customer.
What works well:
Master-MTAs, standardized two-ways NDAs, no-rights experiments/trials, pilot projects, CVCs with dry powder, and access to real decision-makers, not just gatekeepers.
What doesn’t work:
Exclusivity without upfronts, multi-level decision making, specialized agreements that take extensive legal review to start work, and in-house champions who don’t have bandwidth for new projects.