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Vivodyne named #1  “Small but Mighty” Company

Vivodyne, Inc. a Penn Bioengineering startup founded by Professor Dan Huh (Penn Engineering) that is creating a platform technology to improve the accuracy, speed, and breadth of the modern drug development pipeline was named the world’s most innovative company on Fast Company’s Small but Mighty Companies list for 2022.  Launched in 2021, Vivodyne’s platform allows fully automated, complex studies at a far larger scale and lower cost than would be possible with manual experimentation, so pharmaceutical companies can actually test lab-made organs instead of animals in their drug-development processes. The company, which raised $4 million in seed funding from Kairos Ventures last year and was awarded two patents for its underlying technology (US 11,066,633 and US 11,248,199) says its instruments currently play pivotal roles in clinical drug testing for respiratory diseases, cancer treatment, vaccine development, diabetes therapies, and maternal medicine. 

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