February 28, 2013
West Lafayette, Ind. — The National Science Foundation has awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to a life sciences company to develop a technology called pIMAGO that promotes the discovery of new disease targets in laboratory settings.
Tymora Analytical Operations received a two-year grant worth $500,000 that is a continuation of the Phase I grant it received in 2011.
The company was founded by W. Andy Tao and Anton Iliuk. Tao is an associate professor in the Purdue University Department of Biochemistry, and Iliuk, the president and chief technology officer, is a former Purdue Realization and Entrepreneurship Postdoctoral Fellow.