43North Finalist #10 – Raland Therapeutics

Each day, until October 28th, we’ll introduce one of the 43North Finalists so you can learn a bit more about their company!

Today ‘s featured finalist is Raland Therapeutics!

Company Description: Raland Therapeutics is a development stage bio-device company focused on implantable biosensors. Our CytoCommâ„¢ Biosensor is a real-time monitoring system, which uses living cells to “read” a patient’s physiologic response to chemotherapy. It allows the personalization of dosing strategies to reduce the toxicity that so often impacts quality of life.

Background Information
Company Name: Raland Therapeutics, Inc.
Company ‘s Hometown: Fairport, NY
Team members: Bill Rader, Dr. Spencer Rosero

Social Media
Twitter: @RalandCorp
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RalandTherapeutics
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/raland-therapeutics-inc-
Website: http://www.ralandcorp.com

A Little Q&A
43N: What 3 personality traits do you think a successful entrepreneur should have?
RT: Passion, Tenacity, Vision.
43N: What about Buffalo are you most excited for?
KeepUp: We’re most excited for the food! We love to eat and try new places, and Buffalo’s diverse food scene will fulfill that passion for us.
43N: How did you find out about the 43North competition?
RT: After I presented to a group in NYC, an audience member asked if I was in the 43N competition. She said we were exactly what they were looking for – and the rest is history.
43N: Is this your first startup?
RT: No, but this one I am the most passionate about. I sold my first venture at the ripe old age of 18. After that I started and sold a technology company, and also founded a company that is now a leader in pharma/bio/device consulting.
43N: What is the most exciting thing about being an entrepreneur?
RT: Making an idea into a reality.
43N: If a TV show was made about your company, what would your theme song be?
RT: “Don’t Stop” Either Journey or Fleetwood Mac – they both apply.
43N: What is a signature food from your company ‘s hometown?
RT: The Garbage Plate.

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