Video courtesy of UNC-TV Science. Every time you get a flu shot, you should thank a horseshoe crab. Most medical interventions—vaccines, drugs, devices—have been tested on horseshoe crabs. Their blood clots immediately when it’s exposed to dangerous bacteria. The biomedical industry bleeds horseshoe crabs routinely in order to make sure their products won’t poison patients. […]
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When Women Graduate and Become Leaders in Science Following the unfortunate rise and fall of Theranos, the stories of countless other young women who in fact completed their degrees and then assumed leadership roles in science need to be told. They provide inspiration and a contrast for those who follow in their footsteps – and […]
Kepley BioSystems (KBI) is pleased to have been selected as a BugFest 2018 presenter and attendee. BugFest, hosted annually by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, attracts over 35,000 visitors to experience exhibits, crafts, games and activities. The event brings together scientists and the public to learn and experience the remarkable world of bugs! […]
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the state’s leading organization connecting life science companies, universities, and investors, recently released an article detailing the Kepley BioSystems horseshoe crab project. The article can be read on the NC Biotech website, linked below: Read the article at the NC Biotechnology Center website at this link.
On September 8, 2018, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) feasibility grant to Kepley BioSystems (KBI) for a novel approach to Limulus amebocyte lysate collection from Atlantic horseshoe crabs (HSC, Limulus polyphemus). As a start-up committed to developing disruptive innovations to address global challenges, KBI proposed methods […]
Dr. Anthony Dellinger presented to the symposium as one of the invited speakers. His presentation discussed the role that the horseshoe crab plays in the human health and in the biomedical industry, as well as the recent impacts that are being seen on their viability. This year marked the 148th Annual Meeting of the American […]
On August 17, 2018, The Virginian-Pilot, the daily newspaper for Norfolk and Hampton Roads, Virginia, published a comprehensive article detailing the Kepley BioSystems initiative to husband horseshoe crabs, The blood of horseshoe crabs is important for its medical benefits. Now they’ll get a rrelaxing place to recover as written by reporter Jeff Hampton. The article can […]
Recently, the North Carolina Sea Grant Coastwatch Currents, a blog on coastal issues, released the article “Blue Bloods Spawn New Research Partnership” by Dr. Anthony Dellinger. The article can be viewed on the NC Sea Grant Coastwatch Currents Blog.
Recently, Undercurrent News, the esteemed online fishing industry and business news outlet, released the article “Horseshoe crabs in demand, in danger, but ripe for aquaculture” referencing the Kepley review as published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science. The article can be viewed on undercurrentnews.com
The following press release originally appeared July 4, 2018 on EurekAlert!, the online global science news source operated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The original public release can be seen at this link: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/f-itt070418.php Invaluable to the medical industry, the horseshoe crab is under threat The unique properties of horseshoe crab blood make […]