Durham, NC-based Sentilus is led by Prof. Ashutosh Chilkoti, Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Center for Biologically Inspired Materials and Material Systems at Duke University, and co-founder and CEO Angus Hucknall. Sentilus was formed in 2012 with the goal of developing applications of a non-fouling surface coating developed by Prof. Chilkoti. Sentilus's primary commercialization efforts have focused on the use of this coating technology for clinical diagnostics, based on Mr. Hucknall's doctoral research with Prof. Chilkoti.
"We are excited to be teaming up with Immucor to advance the development of our proprietary technology," stated Dr. Chilkoti. "With Immucor's focus on ensuring transfusion and transplantation safety, we are excited to join forces with them to bring our novel microarray-based technology to the market." See Yahoo Finance & MarketWatch