Acumen is an innovator of real-time pathogen detection in dairy cows. The move into this state-of-the-art facility offers an improved laboratory setting as well as incubation capabilities for more extensive development.
Innovation Crossroads is comprised of Syracuse University’s Center of Excellence (CoE) and Upstate Medical University’s Central New York Biotechnology Accelerator (CNYBAC). This dually operated facility serves as a hub of technological innovation catalyzing research development and demonstrations to accelerate innovations for healthy, sustainable and resilient communities.
“This is a great opportunity for us to expand on the collaboration that began with Cornell University, who aided the development of our solution,” said CEO, Chuck Stormon. “We have a great team of people and we’re moving ahead with our goal to keep dairy farms healthy. Our new location makes it easier for us to collaborate with a larger consortium of university researchers, faculty and students to advance our development and broaden market acceptance.”
Stormon, a graduate of Syracuse University with a Masters in Computer Engineering, was recently appointed CEO of Acumen. Stormon has as a history of executive leadership and service to the Upstate New York community. He is a mentor and investor in dozens of early-stage companies, serves on several corporate Boards of Directors, and has taught courses at Syracuse University and LeMoyne College. Prior to joining Acumen, Stormon cofounded six successful companies and wrote a book about the process.
Among other recent developments, Acumen also launched a brand-new website featuring a look at the science behind their real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology and a breakdown of the assays offered. Links to distributors are also featured, as well as a contact page to request a demonstration.
Acumen manufactures real-time PCR based systems and assays that detect disease-causing pathogens in dairy milk in just hours. This innovative technology allows dairies to prevent the spread of diseases and the issues they cause including lost milk production, lower milk quality and the expense of unnecessary treatments.