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Founded Year



Unattributed | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$500K | 4 yrs ago

About PhageTech

PhageTech is a California based development stage company with a platform that employs a bacteriophage substrate for detecting analytes in urine, blood and most any other body fluid. This technology promises to offer equal or better performance against antibody based assays. With urine and other body fluids, it will not require any complex sample preparation or reagents and it can be run by minimally trained medical staff. Results are virtually instant and it can be implemented as a Point Of Care test. At the same time it is more robust, much less expensive to produce and scalable for large applications. Its shelf life will be measured in years (not months) and it will not require refrigeration for storage. These features give it many commercial advantages over current platforms.

PhageTech Headquarter Location

5 Mason #170

Irvine, California, 92618,

United States


Latest PhageTech News

Mark IV Capital Co-leads $2.4M Series A for PhageTech

Oct 4, 2015

Mark IV Capital Co-leads $2.4M Series A for PhageTech 10/4/15 IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PhageTech, Inc. today announced that it has raised $2.4 million in Series A funding from a group of early stage investors co-led by Mark IV Capital and Black River Investments. Proceeds will be used to complete development and FDA clearance of its revolutionary PhageTech Biosensor™ technology. The closest thing to a cure for cancer is early detection. PhageTech Biosensors will enable early detection of cancers and other diseases while making disease detection instantaneous, simpler, affordable, near patient and readily accessible world-wide. CEO Richard Henson states, “Our technology enables an entire new category of near patient testing with tremendous benefits in portability, simplicity, time to result and cost over the current standard in lab-based diagnostics (e.g. sending samples out to a lab and waiting for results). The entire diagnostic test is contained in a chip the size of a postage stamp without compromising accuracy, enabling physicians to make instant treatment decisions. Our vision is to develop PhageTech Biosensors and readers for physicians as well as patients (e.g. through an app on a cell phone). It will especially have enormous implications for developing countries with minimal resources who are in need of simple, low cost, near patient testing. Our goal in 10 years is to touch over one billion people.” Developed with NIH funds at the University of California, Irvine, the PhageTech Biosensors will be interfaced with portable readers enabling inexpensive, quantitative, near patient testing in under one minute providing physicians with real-time valuable information for quicker diagnoses, treatment and improved patient outcomes. Mark IV Capital is a privately held investment firm founded in 1974. The company primarily acquires, invests in, develops, and manages commercial projects utilizing a long-term approach to deploy capital in markets where existing drivers will propel future value. As an investor, Mark IV Capital has invested in a wide variety of investment vehicles including funding real estate projects for developers; investing in hedge funds, venture capital funds, long equity funds; and providing direct equity to existing and start-up entities. Black River Investments, LLC provides private equity investments and is comprised of both operating and investment professionals experienced in helping companies expand their businesses. Stories you Need to Know Stories you Need to Know It's on us. Share your news here.

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PhageTech Patents

PhageTech has filed 1 patent.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Biosensors
  • Biotechnology
  • Electrochemistry
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