Startup Challenge Semifinalist: Amsterdam Fluidics

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Team Leader:
Niyathi Chakrapani, C’19
Team Members:
Anirudh Kaushik, GEN’17
Juhanna Robberts, ENG’15, GEN’17

elevator pitch: Amsterdam Fluidics encapsulates cancer drugs so they only target cancer cells — not healthy ones.

Where did the idea for your venture come from?
The idea for our venture came from recent discoveries in the fields of nanotechnology and microfluidics. When we saw we could apply them to drug encapsulation, we realized we could revolutionize access to effective drugs.

How will your venture change the world?
We believe efficacious therapies should be available to everyone. Current encapsulation methods are incredibly complex, inefficient and costly, driving prices up. We have created a novel way to encapsulate that will make these therapies affordable, as well as transportable to countries that could not receive them before.

Fun Facts:

  • Niyathi once made a fake Facebook event about cats that went viral overnight.
  • Juhanna has lived in 5 cities in 4 countries in 3 continents.
  • Anirudh ran his quickest mile time catching a New York bus 15 blocks away.

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