Biomeme co-founder Marc DeJohn knew that NextFab was an environment where his product could grow.
He and his partners blend research, engineering, biology, and chemistry to create revolutionary biotech tools. Their principal namesake product transforms smartphones into a quick, low-cost lab for DNA diagnostics and on-site disease tracking. The goal is to offer medical professionals the ability to do advanced diagnostics and perform disease surveillance, regardless of their location.
Wanting to build their company in a “stimulating environment with a more progressive culture than the conventional biotech” scene, NextFab proved to be the perfect space. As one of their resident companies, Biomeme creates and tests prototypes using the 3D printers, CNC machines, electrical tools and services, printing, and more. What’s the best part about working in NextFab’s environment? “The people.” Marc DeJohn says. “It’s great to have lots of really sophisticated tools, but without good people to make them work, there’s little value there. NextFab has both! By working in a shared space, we have access to skilled staff and residents who like to share ideas and expertise. That’s how great solutions evolve.”