Inspirotec Receives $350K Grant

Inspirotec LLC, a Chicago, IL-based company that develops a universal system for collecting and identifying airborne agents, has received a grant of up to $350k from the Thiel Foundation.

The foundation has provided the award through Breakout Labs, its new revolving fund designed to promote innovation in science and technology.

Led by Julian Gordon, PhD – Co-Founder and Head of Science, Prasanthi Gandhi, MBA, MPH – Co-Founder and Head of Business, Allen Northrup, PhD – Senior Advisor, Donald VerLee, MS – Design Engineer, Scott Franzblau, MS, PhD – TB Advisor, Inspirotec is conducting research at Northwestern University Department of Biomedical Engineering under Gordon’s adjunct professorship to advance and commercialize a device which will allow users to know what is in the air they breathe. Applications include, for example, the monitoring of public spaces for pandemics and epidemics, airports and stadiums for bioterrorism agents, and homes for allergens.



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