Kepley BioSystems is proud to have the support of the following partners and affiliates to assist the progress of our research.
National Science Foundation
The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) is the flagship research institution located at Gateway University Research. The facility is a 105,000 square foot two-story research building located on Gateway’s South Campus.
The JSNN was established through collaboration between North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The JSNN builds on the strengths of both Universities to offer an innovative, cross-disciplinary graduate program that trains scientists in various emerging areas of nanoscience and nanoengineering.
The JSNN currently has six research focus areas including: NanoBiology, NanoMetrology, NanoMaterials (with a special emphasis on NanoComposite materials), NanoBioelectronics, Nanoenergy and Computational Nanotechnology. These technical areas afford numerous opportunities for collaboration with industry partners.
Kepley BioSystems Inc originated in the Kepley Bio-lab in JSNN. KBI has since grown and joined the Nanomanufacturing Innovation Consortium at the adjacent Gateway University Research Park.
Gateway University Research Park
North Carolina Sea Grant
As part of North Carolina State University, the North Carolina Sea Grant provides research, education and outreach opportunities relating to current issues affecting the North Carolina coast and its communities. Since 1970, the organization has been a valuable resource for scientists, educators, local officials, government agencies, coastal businesses and the public to find unbiased, scientifically sound information about the state's coastal ecosystems.
North Carolina Sea Grant’s research addresses prominent coastal issues. They identify emerging issues and provide initial data that are used by staff and research teams to leverage larger grants from agencies such as the National Science Foundation. Seeing the benefits of a synthetic crustacean bait, the North Carolina Sea Grant sponsored Kepley BioSystems on their initial research on OrganoBait.
Marine Bio-Technologies Center Of Innovation
As a powerhouse in both marine science and biotechnology research, North Carolina (NC) is poised to become a global hub for marine biotechnology in the 21st century. To facilitate that process, the Marine Bio-Technologies Center of Innovation (MBCOI) combines a regional focus with a global perspective, to serve as the NEXUS for information, collaboration, and commercialization of marine biotechnologies among our stakeholders, both domestically and internationally.
Kepley BioSystems Inc President had this to say about MBCOI: "MBCOI has secured a spot for KBI to participate in the Investment Track Business Pitch at BioMarine 2015...These invitations and spotlight have generated remarkable exposure for our enterprise and resulted in several contacts and upcoming collaborations. I firmly believe that had I connected with MBCOI earlier, KBI would be in a more advanced position to initiate commercial production."
Nova Product Design
Through creativity and innovation, Nova Product Design aspires to create the mechanical art which makes a difference in lives everywhere. Nova encourages the launching of the best products through adept technique and imagination, while being conveniently cost effective.
KBI has a longstanding relationship with Bob Barry and Nova Product Design, a highly experienced manufacturing team that specializes in industrial design and mechanical engineering. This partnership has been essential to the development of our future commercial success.
Atlantic & Gulf Fishing Supply Corp
Atlantic & Gulf Fishing Supply Corporation is a retailer and wholesaler of commercial fishing supplies. Since 1952, they have carried one of the world's largest fishing products inventory and supply industry-leading commercial fishing fleets, fish houses, packing plants & dealers. Based in Miami, Florida, Atlantic & Gulf serves the fishing industry throughout the United States and in over forty-five countries around the globe.
Atlantic & Gulf Supply have been instrumental in assisting KBI research field and industry data, as well as building lasting relationships with field testers.