Basic Information

Abstract Number: 650 - 2
Author Name: David R Walt - Tufts University
Session Title: The Twenty-Eighth James L Waters Symposium on Genomic Analysis Technologies
Event Type: Symposia
Event Title: Taking a Discovery From an Academic Laboratory and Building a Transformative Company

Presider Name:Adrian C Michael
Affiliation:The Pittsburgh Conference

Date: Monday, March 6, 2017
Start Time: 01:35 PM (Slot #2)
Location: W183c

Abstract Content

A discovery made in my laboratory resulted in a high-throughput analysis technology that had commercial applications. The technology was licensed and led to a startup company--Illumina. Illumina has become the market leader in next generation genomics tools and has transformed our understanding of biology and genetics. The company is now transforming the face of healthcare. The road from an academic discovery to the foundations of this transformative company will be described and general lessons will be provided.