University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute Startup – Anatomi – wins Minnesota High Tech Association’s Tekne Award

At a recent awards ceremony in Minneapolis, the Minnesota High Tech Association announced the 2019 winners of Tekne Awards for Technical Innovation. This year’s winner in the Startup category was Anatomi Corporation – a stem-cell engineering firm whose technology was first developed at the University of Minnesota in the labs of Dr. James Dutton and Dr. Ann Parr.  Co-founders Patrick Walsh and Vince Truong have been working in the Stem Cell Institute’s Business Incubator as they build their flagship technology - the Chrono™ Platform - which speeds up the production of neurons made from stem cells enabling researchers to efficiently test the effects of different treatments of conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimers’s and ALS. 

Walsh and Truong are a home-grown team. Walsh is a graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Stem Cell Biology Master’s Program and Truong graduated from the University of Minnesota in Biochemistry.  The Anatomi team were semi-finalists at  the May, 2019 MN Cup competition sponsored by the Carlson School of Management.  In addition, they received a Biobusiness Grant from Regenerative Medicine Minnesota in 2019. 

Patrick Walsh will share some of his experiences in taking lab discovery to commercial technology in a keynote speech at the 7th Annual Regional Regeneration Symposium on Thursday, Dec. 5th  The afternoon symposium highlights the research of undergrad and graduate students in Minnesota.   Free registration and further details about the symposium are available here.


Russ Straate, Associate Director, UMN Venture Center  (left)

Siba Cans, CEO & Co-founder, NovoClade, another UMN Startup

Vincent Truong, Co-founder,  Anatomi Corporation

Patrick Walsh, CEO & Co-founder, Anatomi Corporation  (right)