LONGMONT, Colo. (PRWEB) January 05, 2023
SentrySciences, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded an Early-Stage Capital and Retention grant through the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) Advanced Industries Accelerator program. This funding will help further the development of ParticleSentryᴬᴵ software.
“We appreciate the continued focus by the State of Colorado to set aside funds and support technology investments for small businesses like ours. Expanding our image analysis capabilities will broaden our reach into biopharmaceutical research and development. This grant will also reduce time to market for 21CFR part 11 compliant ParticleSentryᴬᴵ software, bringing AI and advanced image analysis technology to cGMP biopharmaceutical manufacturing environments,” said Glenn Brandon, CEO of SentrySciences, Inc.
The Early-Stage Capital and Retention grant supports businesses commercializing innovative and disruptive technologies in the advanced industries that will be created or manufactured in Colorado. These grants help promote the growth and sustainability of advanced industries across the state by driving innovation and commercialization that move this vital part of the Colorado economy forward.
SentrySciences was awarded $250,000 to extend the reach of their ParticleSentryᴬᴵ software which was released in August at the Colorado Protein Stability Conference. These funds will support the addition of image processing algorithms for backgrounded membrane imaging (BMI) and microfluidic imaging (MFI) and speed development of 21 CFR Part 11 compliant software for use in cGMP manufacturing environments.
“Across the state, companies are rethinking existing technologies and inventing new ones within the advanced industries sector. Their success will create good-paying jobs in Colorado and has the potential to change lives across the state and beyond. We are thrilled to be able to support their development and look forward to celebrating future accomplishments,” said Rama Haris, Advanced Industries Senior Manager at OEDIT.
In 2019, SentrySciences acquired an exclusive license to commercialize an AI patent for application in the pharmaceutical space. Using a convolutional neural network (CNN) and computational statistics, ParticleSentryᴬᴵ analyzes images produced by various microscopy platforms and creates a ‘fingerprint’ of the subvisible particles and protein aggregates in biologic drug substances. The development of software products to support the biopharma industry pulls upon the company’s +100 years of combined experience in the pharmaceutical industry, integrating solutions to meet the industry’s exacting standards. The technology behind ParticleSentryᴬᴵ forms a platform for current and future AI solutions within the biopharmaceutical space, with ParticleSentryAI as the DNA necessary to expand applications and imaging modalities. Learn more at: http://www.sentrysci.com.
Founded in 2010, SentrySciences LLC (f/k/a PMT (USA) LLC) is a technology innovator and leading distributor and integrator of particle detection hardware, software and cleanroom management, quality assurance and cGMP compliance technologies for the pharmaceutical, aerospace, electronics, and semiconductor manufacturing industries.
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About the Advanced Industries Accelerator Program
The Advanced Industries Accelerator Program was created in 2013 to promote growth and sustainability in Colorado’s advanced industries by driving innovation, accelerating commercialization, encouraging public-private partnerships, increasing access to early-stage capital and creating a strong infrastructure that increases the state’s capacity to be globally competitive. AIA encompasses five distinct grant programs: Proof of Concept, Early-Stage Capital and Retention, Collaborative Infrastructure, Export Accelerator, and Global Consultant Network.
About Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) works with partners to create a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth. Under the leadership of Governor Jared Polis, we strive to advance the State’s economy through financial and technical assistance that fosters local and regional economic development activities throughout Colorado. OEDIT offers a host of programs and services tailored to support business development at every level including business retention services, business relocation services, and business funding and incentives. Our office includes the Global Business Development division; Colorado Tourism Office; Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office; Colorado Creative Industries; Business Financing & Incentives division; the Colorado Small Business Development Network; Colorado Office of Film, TV & Media; the Minority Business Office; Employee Ownership Office; and Rural Opportunity Office. Learn more at oedit.colorado.gov.