Gene MassID Wins $2K at University of Arkansas’ Funding Pitch Competition

Gene MassID, a student team competing in the fall seed Funding Pitch Competition organized by the University of Arkansas’ Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, has secured $2,000 for legal fees and further research.

This team is focused on improving treatment for brain cancer through DNA analysis by developing a diagnostic tool that uses personalized medicine to treat glioblastoma multiforme. This is an aggressive form of cancer with a 95% mortality rate.

The startup believes their tool will help to get rid of guesswork in brain cancer treatment, giving patients another chance at life. 

Gene MassID was among 10 teams to receive funding in the Oct. 11 competition, which awarded more than $10,000. The competition was held in tandem with OEI’s inaugural SEED Arkansas Summit and hosted at the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History in downtown Fayetteville. 

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