Keep up to date with the latest news related to Stemloop, uSense™ for Lead, and our partner industries of interest.
August 12, 2023
Forbes: The National Science Foundation is backing a pilot study by Northwestern University to develop and distribute water quality testing kits to Chicago-area residents. Other big cities could be next.
The foundation awarded a $3 million grant to the university. Later this year, 350 households will receive handheld, easy-to-use test kits to assess their home water quality. The tests will be available first for lead, and later for copper and PFAS.
TedxChicago: Michael Jewett is a bioengineer who wonders if we can create equitable and distributed biotechnologies for the good. In this thought-provoking and insightful talk, he lays out a vision to re-think how biotechnologies are created and shared, made possible by biology without cells. Can just-add-water biotechnology turn us all into biomakers? Listen and learn how engineered biological systems are opening access to medicines, diagnostics, and more.
LinkedIn: Thank you U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin (D-IL) for hosting Scientific Cofounder Julius Lucks, CEO Khalid K. Alam, Ph.D., and Professor Sera Young! We spent the afternoon discussing lead in drinking water, a crucial issue impacting Americans, and how our technology can enable the scale to test every tap in America for lead in drinking water. The Senator even got to see our µSense™ for Lead biosensor in action!
October 24, 2022
Chicago Inno: Stemloop hopes to help solve a problem plaguing Chicago and other American cities: unsafe drinking water.
The Chicago-based biosensor company recently got backing from TitletownTech, a venture capital firm formed out of a partnership between the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft, to help launch its first product, which is a home test to detect lead in drinking water.
October 10, 2022
Press Release: Stemloop, Inc., a seed-stage, venture-backed company, has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant provides $1.73 million in funding over a two-year period. The new funding complements a previous SBIR Phase I award received by Stemloop and brings the total funding from NIEHS to over $2 million.
April 5, 2022
Forbes: In America, dangerous drinking water is linked to a place called Flint.
From 2014 to 2019, this small city in Michigan suffered one of the nation’s worst public health crises. Thousands of its residents bathed in, gargled and drank tap water that had been contaminated with lead. It is unknown how many children will suffer irreparable harm as a result.