2018 Client Showcase Countdown #8 – North Carolina SBTDC Client Kepley BioSystems Inc. Creates a Synthetic Bait Poised to Disrupt a $20 Billion Market
Meet Kepley BioSystems, Inc. (kepleybiosystems.com | @organobait)
Kepley BioSystems, Inc. (KBI) is a North Carolina life-sciences company dedicated to disruptive innovation and global solutions. Developed with National Science Foundation (NSF) support, OrganoBait™ is the KBI patent-pending, synthetic bait poised to disrupt a $20 billion market and conserve billions of wild baitfish every year. KBI is also seeking to ranch and protect horseshoe crabs to sustainably produce the natural substance vital to ensuring global pharmaceutical, vaccine and medical device safety, and unmatched in detecting endotoxins.
SBTDC: North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center (NC SBTDC) – Greesnboro (sbtdc.org)
SBTDC Advisors: Mr. Chris Veal and Dr. Nicole Schwerbrock
“In mid-2014, KBI sought the expertise of Chris Veal at the Triad Regional Service Center of the North Carolina SBTDC for help with preparing an (ultimately funded) National Science Foundation (NSF) Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant. Throughout this process Chris and the NC SBTDC provided assistance with commercialization strategies and business plan development. This assistance has led to over 1.3 million dollars in federal and state-based funding opportunities.” – Anthony L. Dellinger, Ph.D., President, Kepley BioSystems, Inc.
The America’s SBDC 2018 Client Showcase Reception will be at 5 pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, in the Rayburn House Office Building Cafeteria.
For more information on America’s SBDC or to find a SBDC near you, go to www.AmericasSBDC.org.