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Caspr Biotech

Business Name:
Caspr Biotech
Business Genre:
Business Description:

Caspr Biotech is a new company developing disposable CRISPR-based diagnostic devices [2].

City:
San Francisco
State:
CA
Data/Evidence of Effectiveness:
None available
Complimentary Products Needed to Perform Test:
None other than the disposable test strip/device itself [4].
Setting of Care:
Point-of-care, home, laboratory [2, 4]
Current Status / Clinical Development Stage / Expected Milestones:
Assumed to be in very early development based on lack of information available
LOD:
Information not available
Funding & Ownership :
Private, seed funding status [3]. Gathered $450,000 in 3 funding rounds [3].
Business Model:
Caspr Biotech is developing CRISPR-based disposable tests for disease detection (still early in development) [2]
IP:
None found
History & Origins :
Founded in 2018, focused on developing disposable CRISPR-based diagnostic devices [2, 3]
Date EUA Issued:
No EUA issued
Sources:
[1] https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-legal-regulatory-and-policy-framework/emergency-use-authorization [2]https://caspr.bio/ [3] https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/caspr [4]https://caspr.bio/technology.html [5]https://kaloramainformation.com/point-of-care-testing-for-covid-19/
Organization:
Franco Goytia (Founder) [3]
No. Tests Per Day:
Disposable single use test, if considered comparable to a serology strip then >2000/day
Time to Result:
Results in less than 30 minutes [4].
Test Sample Type:
Assumed to be blood sample based on Caspr Biotech technology webpage [4].
Technology Overview:
Point-of-care disposable test which utilizes CRIPSR to detect disease nucleic acid sequences [4]
Testing Type:
CRIPSR-based nucleic acid detection, disposable point-of-care test [2, 4]
Test Category:
CRISPR
Test Name:
Phantom 1.0 Dx [5]
Clinical Application & Need:
Nucleic acid test [4], assumed to be qualitiative.
Age of Company:
2 years old, founded in 2018 [3]

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