Company Profile: Applied LifeSciences & Systems

CED Life Science Conference 2018 - Showcase                                                   
Sub-sector: AgBio & Animal Health                                                               
Year Founded: 2015

Applied LifeSciences & Systems (ALS-S) is a bio-systems company focused on improving animal health and productivity in the poultry, livestock, and aquaculture industries. Our initial product is an innovative, fully automated, individualized vaccine delivery system for the poultry industry. Our technologies position us favorably to address the multi-billion-dollar poultry health market, as well as other animal health markets.

Ramin Karimpour - Founder & CEO
Liz Turpin - Vice President, Bio-Process Sciences
Rupen Fofaria - Corporate Counsel/HR


  • Successfully demonstrated the proof of concept of the technology via the first prototype system; validating safe handling of chicks, high speed imaging and feature recognition and feature targeting. Filed US and International patents, protecting technologies. Established the BOD with executives from the industry & financial community.
  • Accolades: Received NSF Phase I SBIR for $225,000, One NC SBIR/STTR Phase I Matching Program grant ($65K), and Foundations for Food and Agriculture Research grant for $800,000 with a match from Merck Animal Health. Secured office and laboratory facilities and assembled a team of 9.
  • Funding: $2.7 million nondilutive funding; $900K from Founder and Management Team

Merck Animal Health (MAH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR), One NC Small Business Program, CED; FFVC; SBTDC

Ramin Karimpour
Raleigh, NC

Past CED Life Science Conference selection: 2017 - Lightning Round & Innovation Room

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