Last week was a big week for Entopsis with the raising of our seed round led by Krillion Ventures. A big Thank You to our intrepid investors for believing in our vision! We are now in a stronger position than ever to accelerate the development of specific assays based on the NuTec platform and our data analytics infrastructure. Contact us if you are a clinician or scientist and would like to explore a partnership with us to develop an assay!

If you are interested in how German works, Mark Twain’s attempt to rationalize grammatical patterns in German is an entertaining read! Thanks to DK for sending this.

Surely there is not another language that is so slipshod and systemless, and so slippery and elusive to the grasp. One is washed about in it, hither and thither, in the most helpless way; and when at last he thinks he has captured a rule which offers firm ground to take a rest on amid the general rage and turmoil of the ten parts of speech, he turns over the page and reads, “Let

United States legislation took a step into the future in 2011 by passing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The FSMA shifts the focus from a after-the-fact  reactionary approach to a preventive approach. One might not expect it but the toll exacted by foodborne diseases is large. 1 in 6 people in the United States (that’s 48 million people) suffer from foodborne diseases each year. Thousands die and these deaths are needless. The shift to prevention is timely. What the FSMA does is to make food companies responsible for monitoring and preventing contamination.

Food companies will now need a

Here’s a fascinating puzzle by Presh Talwalker. Given an isoceles triangle and an infinite series of circles fit within the triangle as depicted below, what is the sum of circumferences of all the circles? Think about it and when you are ready for answer, read on. Draw a line down the center of the triangle and through all the circles. This line is the sum of diameters of all the circles and is given by the Pythagoras Theorem. The sum of circumferences is therefore: The puzzle ends here but an even cooler result is implied by the above. If you

Scott Amyx from WIRED Magazine just wrote a fascinating article on the intersection between AI (Artificial Intelligence) and various data-driven technologies. He asked the intriguing question: ‘Could NuTec glasses be equipped with IoT sensors to optically scan and transmit signature data to the cloud remotely?’ This is precisely something we would like to see happen in the future and we are working on an image acquisition framework that will make this a reality.

Hi all! We at Entopsis have been busy working on our production capabilities and are pleased to announce that we have a scalable process for printing NuTecs. We are now switching gears and very excited at the prospect of focusing on assay development. The whole purpose of Entopsis is the democratization of health and for this reason, we are putting out a Request for Proposals. We welcome scientists at all levels to write to us and tell us what assays you would like to develop using our platform. We want to develop these assays in partnership with you.

An Elephant, a Dog and an Ass,
Tried to see who would pee the fastest,
On the referee’s go,
All three unleashed their flow,
And learnt: Pee time is constant over mass*.

*assuming mass > 3 kg The first sentence of this paper reads: “We filmed the urination of 16 animals and obtained 28 videos of urination from YouTube, listed in SI Appendix. Movies S1–S4 show that urination style is strongly dependent on animal size.” http://www.pnas.org/content/111/33/11932.full