Optologix selected to join Healh Wildcatters startup accelerator
DALLAS, TX, September 1, 2016 – Optologix, Inc. is pleased to announce that the company was selected to participate in the 2016 class of Health Wildcatters, a nationally-ranked healthcare startup accelerator program in Dallas.
Optologix develops light-activated genetic tools designed to facilitate biomedical research. The company provides research tools in kit form to academic, government, and corporate entities. Optologix’s kits allow researchers to perform critical gene function experiments with greater reproducibility compared to conventional research methods. By improving the efficiency of early biomedical research Optologix aims to make an impact on the early stages of healthcare.
During the 12-week program, Optologix will receive access to office space in Health Wildcatters’ brand new headquarters, educational programming as well as experienced healthcare and startup mentors. The program’s final event is a “Pitch Day” on November 16, 2016, at the Majestic Theater, where the 10 startups in the 2016 Class will pitch to an audience of investors and the Dallas community.
About Optologix, Inc.
Optologix LLC is a biotechnology company focused on developing the next generation of optogenetic tools that further expand the utility of this groundbreaking approach beyond the neuroscience area to the cell biology field. Optologix provides optogenetic solutions, in the form of reagents and services as well as licensing agreements, for diverse manufacturing, R&D, diagnostic and therapeutic needs.
About Health Wildcatters
Founded in 2013 and based in Dallas, Health Wildcatters is the Top ranked healthcare seed accelerator in the Southwest and a Top 3 ranked healthcare-only seed accelerator nationally. The mentorship-driven accelerator has its mission to improve healthcare by supporting entrepreneurs and companies that are developing innovative solutions for the industry. Health Wildcatters’ 12-week program offers healthcare-focused startups in the early stages of funding an initial seed investment, as well as access to mentors, advisors, office space and strategic resources needed to help the startups grow. The organization is currently accepting applications for its fourth class of startups. For more information, visit www.healthwildcatters.com.