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Avro Life Science

Avro Life Science

Avro is a life sciences company, located in Canada and founded in 2016 by Shakir Lakhani and Keean Waterloo, Ontario, that makes skin patches capable of delivering generic drugs.

Avro is a life sciences company, located in Canada and founded in 2016 by Shakir Lakhani and Keean Waterloo, Ontario, that makes skin patches capable of delivering generic drugs. ​The skin patches Avro makes focus on generic drug delivery, with a special focus on drug delivery for children and the elderly.

Products

Allergy skin patches

In an interview on February 18th, 2018 Co-founder Sakir Lakhani stated that Avro will be working on developing it's first commercially available skin patch that can safely and effectively deliver allergy medicine. The skin patch will be in the form of a sticker thats designed for use by children.

Funding

Winner of Velocity Fund pitch competition

In December 2016, Avro won $25,000 in the Velocity Fund pitch competition. 



Winner of Grants4Apps Toronto

On June 1, 2017 Avro won the Grants4Apps Toronto Competition receiving $10,000 and office space for 88 days at Bayer's Canadian headquarters. 

Seed

Avro finished its seed funding round on January 4, 2018 raising $120,000 in funding from Y Combinator. 

Timeline

January 4, 2018

Seed funding

Avro finished its seed funding round on January 4, 2018 raising $120,000 in funding from Y Combinator.

June 1, 2017

Winner of Grants4Apps Toronto

On June 1, 2017 Avro won the Grants4Apps Toronto Competition receiving $10,000 and office space for 88 days at Bayer's Canadian headquarters. 

December 1, 2016

Winner of Velocity Fund pitch competition

 In December 2016, Avro won $25,000 in the Velocity Fund pitch competition. 

January 1, 2016

Founding of Avro

Avro was founded in 2016 by Shakir Lakhani and Keean Sarani in Ontario, Canada​

People

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Role
LinkedIn

Andre Watson





Dr. Frank Gu





Dr. Maleek Jamal





Dr. Muhammad Mamdani





Dr. Orlando Lopez





Dr. Shawn Wettig





Jiwoo Jang





Keean Sarani

Founder



Keen Sarani





Shak Lakhani

Founder



Shakir Lakhani





Tom Chong





Further reading

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At Y Combinator's Demo Day, the Age of Overpromises Is Over

Sandra Upson





Avro Life Science | James Dyson Award

James Dyson Award staff





Life sciences startup Avro aims to deliver drugs to children and the elderly through skin patches

Sarah Buhr





Two University of Waterloo startups Canadian finalists in annual James Dyson Awards

Bob Vrbanac





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