RNA Is About to Make Personalized Medicine a Reality

This is an amazing time to be in biology. In fact, I like to say that right now we’re in a place that’s a lot like where personal computers were in 1987. In those days, PCs were pretty limited in [...]

Get ready for #TriCon with Discount Registration!

The Cofactor team can most often be found in our St. Louis laboratory, or our San Francisco offices.  But, sometimes we hit the road to share our latest work with our customers, collaborators, [...]

Lessons Learned from Cofactor’s Y Combinator Experience, Seven Months Later

I thought it would be interesting to reflect on Cofactor’s time in the Y Combinator Summer 2015 batch after getting seven months of perspective and work under our belts. I really wanted to [...]

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 [...]

Cofactor Genomics Acquires San Francisco Based Narus Biotechnologies

St. Louis, MO and San Francisco, CA – February 2nd, 2016 Cofactor Genomics,  a leader in RNA products and applications, announced today that they have acquired San Francisco, CA based Narus [...]

Silicon Valley based Y Combinator Backs Cofactor Genomics

Y Combinator is backing Cofactor Genomics! The TechCrunch article with the Y Combinator (YC) and Cofactor announcement of the news is here: http://techcrunch.com/2015/07/31/cofactor-genomics/ YC [...]

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 [...]