Innovative approach to diagnosing cancer
Plymouth-based Celsee Diagnostics among companies with top scientific inventions of 2015
"Creating the environment for companies such as Celsee to succeed is crucial to Michigan’s entrepreneurial success in the life sciences.” ––Fredrick Molnar, MEDC, Vice President of Entrepreneurism and Innovation, and Managing Director of MLSIC
minimally invasive invention designed to diagnose early stage cancers is among the top 10
innovations of the year named by “The Scientist,” a magazine
and online source for life science professionals. The list was published in
a liquid biopsy, the Celsee PREP400 sample-preparation system separates
circulating tumor cells from a blood sample. Subsequent
to the cells captured on plates, the Celsee PREP400 delivers a stain for a
range of molecular analyses. The companion to PREPR400, Celsee ANALYZER,
captures images of single cells from the slides for prompt evaluation.
inventions are the products of Celsee
Plymouth-based company founded five years ago in the Michigan Life Science and
Innovation Center (MLSIC), an incubator managed by the Michigan Economic
Development Corporation (MEDC). The
67,000-square-foot space includes state-of-the-art labs, offices and other
the environment for companies such as Celsee to succeed is crucial to
Michigan’s entrepreneurial success in the life sciences.” said Fredrick Molnar,
MEDC’s vice president of entrepreneurism and innovation and managing director
Celsee Diagnostics is seeking U.S. FDA approval, which is necessary for clinical use.
Street analysts expect demand for liquid biopsies to rocket toward $20 billion
a year within five years, from about $100 million today,” according to a recent
article in MIT Technology Review.
Gogoi, who co-founded Celsee with Chris Seimer and Saedeh Sepehri, said the
company’s first boost of success came through Accelerate Michigan in the form
of a grant for $500,000. Additionally, she credits the outstanding reputation
of and community within MLSIC.
are very proud to be among like-minded innovative life science companies,” said
Gogoi. “MLSIC is a very credible incubator and fosters a helpful environment
we began there weren’t many resources to build a lab, which can be hard, especially
for companies just starting out. Having this relationship with MLSIC has been crucial
to our success,” she said.