Startup company Cell Work joins the University of Arizona Center for Innovation

Startup company Cell Work joins the University of Arizona Center for Innovation
Startup company Cell Work joins the University of Arizona Center for Innovation (Source: University of Arizona Center for Innovation)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) has announced that startup company Cell Work, LLC has joined UACI.

Cell Work aims to provide all-age informational and visual biology kits to both homes and academic settings. They are currently working on an introduction to many subjects such as Molecular and Cellular Biology, 3D printing, genetic engineering and synthetic biology.

Cell Work says they are on a mission is to bring a tangible and educational cell model to the market. Their kit equips both instructors and families with the tools that can be used to create and visualize the essential components of a cell. This cell model can be viewed from home without the need for equipment. It serves as an introduction to the fundamental units of life. This understanding is essential in order for scientists to manipulate any aspect of a cell using genetic engineering, metabolic engineering and synthetic biology.

Cell Work founder Junnis Hugger, is leveraging UACI’s incubation program by utilizing all the resources offered and working closely with the startup incubator team to identify and survey potential customer segments, continue product development and advance their business model.

“Cell Work has a unique offering that has potential to be part of the school curriculum around the world. Startups exist to create solutions for real problems and the origin of this product was derived from the founders' own experiences while learning scientific concepts in the classroom. It is very inspiring,” UACI Executive Director Eric Smith shared.

For nearly two decades, the University of Arizona Center for Innovation program has directly served over 150 companies and impacted thousands of entrepreneurs.

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