Year: 2002-03

Company: Ionian Technologies

Liaison(s): Gayle Deflin, Jeff Van Ness

Ionian Technologies, founded in September of 2000, is the first company to be spun out from KGI. Ionian Technologies is currently developing amplification systems as well as assays for nucleic acid characterization. Ionian’s unique technology allows nucleic acid samples to be read accurately, and without special dyes or tags. The KGI Team Masters Project for Ionian Technologies includes optimizing the nucleic acid amplification, conducting market research for potential applications, and preparing the product for commercialization. The culmination of this project was a presentation to the senior management.