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Histowiz

A histopathology company that provides specimen processing and pathology consultation, develops assays and is building a histology database for collaboration and crowdsourcing in the biomedical research community.

Histowiz is a histopathology company that develops assays and digitizes histology slides. The company has an annotated Whole Slide Imaging repository for histopathology data for collaboration and bioinformatics-driven discovery. Histowiz’s mission is to fight cancer and the company also developed assays for COVID-19 respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2.

Histowiz provides specimen processing and staining of slides which are provided to customers in digital format as well as options for pathology consultation. PathologyMap is a platform for viewing, searching, tagging, collaboration, analysis and storage of pathology data and crowdsourcing from the biomedical research community. Data includes human and model organisms such as zebrafish, patient-derived xenografts and organoids. HistoWiz is developing machine learning tools for automatic tumor identification, mitosis count and image similarity search.

For COVID-19, Histowiz developed an automated immunohistochemistry assay to detect SARS-CoV2 nucleocapsid protein and in-situ hybridization assay using RNAscope technology to detect SARS-CoV2 RNA in a variety of COVID19 autopsy and biopsy tissues (e.g. lung, liver, kidney, spleen, heart, brain).

Founder and CEO, Ke Cheng has expertise in cancer research and mouse histopathology. She received her PhD from Harvard Medical School in the laboratory of Pier Paolo Pandolfi, was a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Douglas Hanahan at ISREC and a scientist at the cancer diagnostic company Cancer Genetics (CGIX).

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Arturo M. Escajeda

Employee

Downstate Biotech Incubator

Incubator

Evan Cheng

Investor

Glen Anderson

Investor

Jeffrey Shek

Employee

Josh Setton

Employee

Jude Gomila

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Ke Cheng

Founder

Kevin Hale

Advisor

Kylie Page

Employee

Mark Goldenson

Advisor

Nathan Savir

Investor

Priyal Sheth

Employee

Ray Chan

Investor

Ryan Flynn

Investor

Stefan Fischer

Investor

Victor Liu

Investor

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