Heritage and Recognition

Arizona State University has established a reputation for scientific breakthroughs and bringing those discoveries to market through the formation of 100+ startup companies.

Gemneo intends to follow in that tradition.

A Winning Partnership

Born out of Arizona State University’s (ASU) Biodesign Institute, Gemneo is a prime example of the University's belief that putting breakthrough research together with business acumen early in the game is one of the keys to a successful company launch. ASU has been a true partner to Gemneo, from encouraging the faculty inventors to start a company based on their discoveries, to filing patents for the technology and licensing them to Gemneo, to recruiting world-class talent like Anil Shrikhande to be the CEO, who is an executive-in-residence at the ASU Startup Mill Program, to the ongoing research and development on the Gemneo technology being conducted at the Biodesign Institute. ASU has been, and continues to be at the forefront of the Gemneo success story, and we could not be happier to have the most innovative university in the country as our partner.


Gemneo has been recognized by the following institutions:

About the Biodesign Institute

The Biodesign Institute plays a critical role in advancing the research mission of Arizona State University, a comprehensive metropolitan university that is the second largest in the U.S. The Biodesign Institute embodies the guiding principles of conducting use-inspired research, fusing intellectual disciplines and valuing entrepreneurship.
Encompassing 350,000 square-feet of award winning, state-of-the-art, LEED-certified buildings, the Biodesign Institute represents Arizona’s single largest research infrastructure investment in the biosciences. Its talented researchers are pioneers of a dynamic new academic research model and hub of 21st century innovation, with the Biodesign Institute’s convergent technologies and fields of research focusing on biomedicine and health outcomes.

To advance its bio-inspired research mission, the Biodesign Institute has established more than a dozen different research centers, labs and 200 active research projects. Its 65 tenured research faculty, who include one Nobel Prize winner and four National Academy members, publish in top-tier, high impact scientific journals and collaborate with research and commercial enterprises around the world.

Since its inception in 2003, Biodesign has attracted more than $400 million in external funding from competitive grant awards as well as support from philanthropic and industry sources. In FY2014, Biodesign researchers received $62 million in award funding for research activities. Working in an entrepreneurial culture, its researchers have generated 50 annual invention disclosures and patents and fostered more than a dozen spinout companies.