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Kernal Biologics

Kernal Biologics

Cambridge, MA-based company developing targeted mRNA therapeutics for cancer and other diseases.

Kernal Biologics; a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company, was founded by Yusuf Erkul, Burak Yilmaz, and Cafer Ozdemir in 2016.

Kernal is a synthetic biology company developing onco-selective messenger RNA (mRNA) for cancer immunotherapies. Additionally, Kernal utilizes deep learning methods to further research and drug development. By employing codon-engineering in therapeutic development, Kernal is looking to empower specific cells, within the human body, to create their own treatments and medicine as a cancer treatment.

In 2019, Kernal Biologics was accepted into the Spring MassBio's MassCONNECT, a two month mentorship program where industry experts educate and lead entrepreneurs to better develop their business plan, launch, and raising capital. This process allows leading experts to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the young companies.

COVID-19 Response:

Kernal Biologics began creating immunotherapy for COVID-19 after the mass outbreak in early 2020 by leveraging deep learning and synthetic biology.

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August 25, 2020
Kernal Biologics raises a $125,000 seed round from Luminous Ventures and Y Combinator.

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