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Congratulations to Inso Biosciences

November 16, 2020

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Congratulations to Inso Biosciences for winning the 2020 Eclectic Convergence Startup Pitch Competition!


Each year, Entrepreneurship at Cornell hosts the Eclectic Convergence, the Entrepreneurship Summit, featuring inspiring entrepreneurial role models. A Startup Pitch competition is held during the summit. This year, out of the four startups in the competition, Inso Biosciences was chosen as the winner.


Inso Biosciences, a CTL startup, is developing a microfluidic platform to improve and automate DNA sample preparation for long-read DNA sequencing. The company’s platform extracts ultra-high molecular weight DNA from cellular samples, especially for low-volume or precious samples, enabling users to perform long-read DNA sequencing and multi-omic analysis.


The other three companies in the Pitch Competition include Cornell startups:

  • Organic Robotics Corporation (building smart fabrics to deliver accurate motion capture and fast pressure sensing).
  • Soctera (developing the world’s first aluminum nitride-based power amplifier).
  • Pelex (developing a non-invasive medical device to treat disorders of the pelvic floor).

For more information about Inso Biosciences, please go to their website at


For more information about Eclectic Convergence, please go to