Company Profile: Kepley BioSystems, Inc.

CED Life Science Conference 2018 - Lightning Round; Innovation Room
Sub-sector: Biotech and Pharmaceutical
Year Founded: 2013

Kepley BioSystems, Inc. (KBI) is a North Carolina biotech founded in 2013 and focused on disruptive innovation and global solutions, including: sustainable, synthetic crustacean and pelagic fish bait; redefining aquaculture feeds; developing enriched feed for migrating shorebirds; ranching horseshoe crabs to sustainably harvest LAL, vital to ensuring the safety of pharmaceuticals and medical devices; bringing laboratory quality to bedside testing; and introducing an autologous therapy for breast cancer as an alternative to chemotherapy. KBI originated at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN), North Carolina A&T State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Now located at the Gateway University Research Park proximal to JSNN, KBI is led by Professor Christopher Kepley and Dr. Anthony Dellinger, working in collaboration with lead inventor Terry E. Brady, located on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, British West Indies.

Anthony L. Dellinger, Ph.D.


  • Funding: NC Sea Grant Agency; National Science Foundation (NSF) Phase I and Phase IB SBIR Grant; National Science Foundation (NSF) Phase II SBIR Grant and Phase II supplemental grants: Technological Enhancement for Commercial Partnerships (TECP), Research Assistantship for High School Students (RAHSS), Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP); One Fund North Carolina; Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant; North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC), Industrial Intern Partnership (IIP) Grant
  • Appeared at: BioMarine Business Convention; North Carolina Technological Association; Hello Tomorrow Challenge: Food and Agriculture; NC Idea Competition; NC Coin Event; Nanomanufacturing Conference; Duke Kunshan International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, China; Fish 2.0 Innovation Forum, Stanford University; FoodCon 2017; Savannah State University Interventional Marine Ecology Symposium; Small Business Development Center Client Showcase on Capital Hill
  • As seen in: Scientific American; Associated Press; The New York Times; The Washington Post; Boston Herald; CNBC News; The Anguillian; Triad Business Journal; Global Ecology and Conservation; Undercurrent News; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; LocalXpress; The New Food Economy; The Journal of Ocean Technology; Greensboro News and Record

POWERED BY (Collaborators)
Gateway University Research Park ; Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoenginnering; University of North Carolina Greensboro; North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University; University of North at Wilmington; Morgan State University's Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory; Lousiana State University Agricultural Center; Coastal College of Georgia; University of West Georgia; University of Georgia Marine Extension; Savannah State University; Western Carolina University; University of California, Los Angles; Small Business Technical Development Center; Nova Product Design, LLC; Eva Garland Consulting, LLC; North Carolina Biotechnology Center; Atlantic & Gulf Fishing Supply Corporation; Crabs and Oysters by Mal; World Wildlife Foundation of Canada; Locals Seafood; Manta Consulting; Fish 2.0, One NC Small Business Program

Anthony L. Dellinger
Greensboro, NC

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