NSF-Funded Horseshoe Crab Habitat Research in Coastal GeorgiaEvery year, hundreds of thousands of wild Atlantic horseshoe crabs (HSCs) are captured and ultimately returned to the water by the biomedical industry. Their blood is required to conduct drug and device sterility testing to protect the safety of millions of patients every year, worldwide. Recently, demand has […]
Kepley BioSystems to Attend Annual F3 (Future of Fish Feed) MeetingThe Future of Fish Feed – Kepley BioSystems Speaks at the World’s Leading Aquaculture Sustainability Conference in San Francisco Kepley BioSystems (KBI) will be participating by invitation this week in the annual F3 (Future of Fish Feed) Meeting to be held from February 19 – […]
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. […]
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.