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        November 18, 2016

        Kalyan Handique

        President, CEO, Celsee Diagnostics

        Handique, 43, in 2000 co-founded HandyLab Inc., which would become one of the most successful startups in state history. The company, which made bench-top devices for quick analysis of body fluids and to detect food-borne pathogens, was sold in 2009 to New Jersey-based Becton, Dickinson and Co. for $275 million. In 2011, Handique, 43, joined Celsee, then known as DeNovo Sciences, which was founded in 2010. That November 2011, DeNovo attracted national attention when it won $500,000 as the top company in the Accelerate Michigan Innovation event. Since then, the company, which employs 11 and has 10 contract workers, has undergone a name change, raised more than $10 million in capital and launched several lab-on-a-chip diagnostic devices. It also sells kits and reagents for those devices. In September, the company was named by PM360, a trade publication for the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries, as a Medical Device Company of the Year Trailblazer; and in June, the magazine Red Herring named Celsee as one of the top 100 most promising companies in North America.
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