Natalie LaFranzo: Cofactor’s New Director of Scientific Projects and Market Development

Dr. LaFranzo  will be leading Cofactor’s Project Scientist team; the team directly responsible for making sure Cofactor’s newly developed CAP/CLIA RNA tests and RNA sequencing services are [...]

Cofactor at ASCO

Cofactor is proud to announce that key members of our Executive and R&D teams will be on the ground at ASCO 2016 in Chicago: In addition to seeing the latest advances of our colleagues, we [...]

2016 Update: Speed and Price- How Cofactor’s specialization in RNA benefits your project

Three years ago we set out on a mission to transform Cofactor into a company that would lead our industry in pre-clinical discovery services using RNA and clinical tests that would fully leverage [...]

Space, Its a Science

If you start challenging the norms or generally accepted way to do things, then your team starts thinking in innovative and creative ways. It opens their minds. Cofactor is at its third location, [...]

Saint Louis is Not a Cheaper San Francisco (and that’s OK)

As part of the MVF speaker series I’m giving a talk on Friday at the Moto Museum (a great venue) discussing the building of Cofactor Genomics.  In preparation for that I’ve been thinking about [...]

3 Lessons from Y Combinator That Changed the Way I Run Cofactor

3 Lessons from Y Combinator that Changed the Way I Run Cofactor  Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, (the world’s most successful Startup accelerator) is presenting in St. Louis tomorrow at [...]

5 parallels between boxing and building a business

  1. Your fight plan is your best guess and sometimes plans have to change in the ring. When we first founded Cofactor we thought that DNA was the future of biotech and medicine, having [...]

ASHG 2015: Orange you glad we’re here?

It’s that time of year again, everybody! Time for ASHG (American Society of Human Genetics), and once again Cofactor will be there in Baltimore Monday, Oct 6th through Friday, October 9, [...]

3 Great Quotes From This Week’s Ars Technica Article On Genome Misconceptions

In case you missed it, Jonathan Gitlin at Ars Technica published an article  Misunderstanding the genome: A (polite) rant  focussed on biggest misconceptions revolving around our genome data. [...]

Unlearning my PhD: the biggest thing I’ve had to learn to give a VC talk

Cofactor is somewhat unique compared to a traditional biotech due in large part to it having its roots in service. These roots meant that we had to do little in terms of a funding raise (we did [...]

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