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Purdue startup from Carmel joins national health care accelerator

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – Purdue University says a software company startup from the Purdue Foundry has joined a nationally-ranked health care startup accelerator.

Carmel-based Karyosoft Inc. is among nine startups from around the world selected for the Dallas-based seed accelerator Health Wildcatters.

Purdue says Karyosoft markets a genomics data management platform, which is a kind of search engine for genome sequence data. The startups will receive investment from Health Wildcatters, access to mentors and investors and a diverse curriculum to speed growth.

“This is a magnificent opportunity to build connections and expand the reach of our startup,” said Rajesh Perianayagam, founder and chief executive officer of Karyosoft. “It is such a good feeling to be part of this nationally known accelerator that has learning programs in place to help speed growth.”

Perianayagam says they’ve also recently expanded the platform for data of organisms such as fungi, plants, animals and humans.

“Data security is very important for our clients,” Perianayagam said. “We want to unify all genomics data in one place as a central data repository and connect to life scientists through a simple-to-use platform within their secured environment. This improved workflow will help them to easily access and analyze the data to solve global problems such as human and livestock health, along with crop improvement.”

Purdue says Health Wildcatters serves 68 startups and has raised more than $100 million.

Karyosfoft was spotlighted in the September 2019 edition of the Life Sciences INdiana e-newsletter. You can read more about the company by clicking here.