Welcome to our blog series, “Meet a CoMotion Labs Member.” These posts offer a peek into the groundbreaking work CoMotion Labs startups do and why they do it here. Stay tuned for profiles about startups innovating in software, IT, fintech, life sciences, biotech, medtech, hardware, prototyping, and nanotechnology. They all work in one of our two physical locations on or near the UW campus — at Fluke Hall and Startup Hall.
(updated March 2, 2021)
Where: CoMotion Labs (Fluke Hall)
Joined: January 2019
- Dr. Tosin Dada, President
- David Latta, Coach
What is your startup all about?
GMJ Technologies, Inc. (GMJ) is developing novel and proprietary microscale and high-throughput capillary electrophoresis (CE) and mass spectrometry (MS) for protein analysis. We provide fast, high-performance, easy-to-use, fully-integrated technologies and services that we believe will revolutionize the proteomics and protein-based biologics development industry, which could save lives and decrease healthcare costs.
What problem do you solve?
CE was the workhorse tool that transformed the human genome project and led to the DNA sequencing market. Combination of CE with MS detection (CE-MS) presents great potentials for the analysis of therapeutic proteins and proteomics. However, existing commercial CE-MS platforms have robustness and reliability problems that limits its application for protein analysis. Our CE-MS solution is robust and highly reliable and will improve protein analysis efficiency.
What’s the latest?
GMJ successfully completed its SBIR Phase I project, which is the Small Business Innovation Research seed funding program with the National Science Foundation (NSF). (updated March 2, 2021) We have received our NSF Phase II award of $1M and are commencing this phase of the project.
What is key in startup is to identify a true problem to solve, develop a novel solution. Success is a function of the team, timing, and ability to take issues head-on, and work to the root cause.
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Want to incubate your startup here?
About CoMotion Labs: CoMotion Labs, a self-sustaining membership-supported program of UW CoMotion, provides a multi-industry incubation environment for early-stage startups with a focus on UW spinoffs. From critical infrastructure (desks, dry benches, wet lab space, and prototyping capabilities) to just-in-time learning, mentoring, and networking, CoMotion Labs nurtures company growth and enables success. Our labs are currently home to over 100 startups and operate in two locations on the UW Seattle campus.