KBI Affiliated Scientists

Kepley BioSystems (KBI) collaborates with other organizations and scientists, especially as subcontractors listed in Federal Grants and in areas of shared interest.  The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Federal Grant system encourages research affiliation when experts compliment study protocols and work product following academic standards.  Affiliated Scientists are not board members or advisors.

Dr. Sarah Abood earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University and her PhD in nutrition from The Ohio State University. Since 2009, she has operated Sit, Stay, Speak Nutrition LLC specializing in nutritional coaching for veterinary health care professionals providing the latest nutrition advances and recommendations for companion animals. Her vast clinical experience in the pet food industry and academic practice, totaling more than 25 years, makes her an expert in the field of animal dietary health.

Dr. Remillard earned her Ph.D. of animal science from Colorado State University, followed by a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Tufts University. She established Veterinary Nutritional Consultations, Inc., an independent consulting service specialized in formulating strategically appropriate dietary recommendations for dogs, cats and horses with medical conditions and has provided independent consulting to pet owners and veterinarians. For more information on her work with animal nutrition, please visit

Kepley BioSystems is proud to have the support of the following
partners and affiliates to assist the progress of our research.

National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an United States federal agency created "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense." The NSF funds a large portion of non-medical scientific research within the United States. Kepley BioSystems Inc has recently been awarded a prestigious grant for our work on sustainable synthetic crustacean bait through the NSF's Small Business Innovation Research Program.

The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

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 Univeristy Research Park

Gateway Research Park

Kepley BioSystems Inc has partnered with Gateway Research Park as part of the Nanomanufacturing Innovation Consortium. Through this partnership, Gateway Research Park provides world-class laboratories and office space to businesses, such as Kepley BioSystems, fostering technological growth, discovery and progress.


Southeastern Nanotechnology Infrastructure Corridor (SENIC)

Created as a collaboration between the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN), the Southeastern Nanotechnology Infrastructure Corridor (SENIC) provides researchers from academia, small and large companies and government with access to university user facilities with leading-edge fabrication and characterization tools, instrumentation, and expertise expertise within all disciplines of nanoscale science, engineering and technology. Working with SENIC has granted Kepley BioSystems access to instrumentation and analytical technology that would otherwise be unavailable to a start-up organization. This ongoing partnership has allowed KBI to engage in character analysis leading to crucial breakthroughs in the company's olfactory understanding and attraction research.

The National Science Foundation has selected SENIC as a site for the prestigious National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI).

North Carolina Sea Grant

Eva Garland Consulting

Eva Garland Consulting was founded by Dr. Eva Garland to help small businesses and entrepreneurs advance development of their innovative technologies. The firm specializes in developing non-dilutive funding strategies, grant proposal preparation, and grant compliance and accounting. Services include development and implementation of grant-compliant protocols and accounting systems; scientific management; and establishment of efficient internal infrastructures.

North Carolina Sea Grant

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.


Ecological Research and Development Group (EDRG)

The Ecological Research & Development Group (ERDG), founded in 1995, is a 501(c)3 non-profit wildlife conservation organization whose primary focus is the conservation of the world's four horseshoe crab species.

The ERDG mission is to seek solutions that prevent or mitigate damage to native wildlife populations and habitats due to human activities. ERDG accomplishes this goal through scientific research & development, environmental planning & management, and public education and outreach. The group works to inspire and assist individuals, communities and organizations to solve problems, change behaviors and promote sound decisions in order to achieve sustainable ecosystems.

ERDG believes environmental stewardship can thrive within a growing economy through healthy partnerships between industry, government, environmental groups and communities.

Nova Product Design

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 and Gulf Fishing Supply Corp

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.