UA-based Nuvogen licenses microplate washer
By Michelli Murphy
ARIZONA DAILY STAR
For many small biotech companies, licensing technology means success.
Tucson-based Nuvogen Research LLC hit another milestone this month after licensing its newest device — a fully automated microplate washer.
The washer, known as “Squirt,” will be manufactured and sold by MatriCal Inc., a Washington-based lab-instrument supplier.
Scientists Stephen Felder and Richard Kris spent three years developing the product for their consulting company, which is focused on creating technology to aid in drug discovery research.
Felder and Kris are partners and the sole employees of Nuvogen, based at a UA lab.
The partners are “more interested in developing new technology” than in manufacturing or sales, said Kris..
When scientists become entrepreneurs, well-designed products are created, said MatriCal CEO Dan Roark.