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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

Seed funding

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

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.

Winner of Velocity Fund pitch competition

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

Founding of Avro

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

People

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Andre Watson

Advisor

Dr. Frank Gu

Advisor

Dr. Maleek Jamal

Advisor

Dr. Muhammad Mamdani

Advisor

Dr. Orlando Lopez

Advisor

Dr. Shawn Wettig

Advisor

Jiwoo Jang

Founder

Keean Sarani

Founder

Keen Sarani

Founder

Shak Lakhani

Founder

Shakir Lakhani

Founder

Tom Chong

Founder

Further reading

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Bob Vrbanac

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

James Dyson Award staff

Avro Life Science | James Dyson Award

Sandra Upson

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

Sarah Buhr

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

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