Nano RED Receives Phase 1 SBIR Award

Nano RED is a biotechnology startup which exists to bring the nanotechnology revolution to medicine. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, they began development of precision medicine platforms to aid in treatment of respiratory viral illnesses. Their platform targets key elements that are present across all variants of the virus. 

Nano RED has since received a Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research award from the National Science Foundation for this work. 

Nano RED beat out four other finalists, two of which are also in the healthcare space. As winners of the contest, co-founders Gang Xin, Karthika Divakaran, and Dr. Jonathan Ebben have earned a spot in the upcoming meeting with Silicon Valley investors this fall. Pressure Chamber participants have gone on to collectively raise more than $500 million from investors.

Their platform can shield the immunocompromised and most vulnerable, be deployed rapidly, and can be iterated to prevent and treat emerging respiratory viruses. They are also developing a second, complementary cancer immunotherapy platform to help physicians to release therapies directly into tumors and the tumor microenvironment.

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