Sensorygen, a life science start-up founded by UC Riverside’s professor Dr. Anandasankar Ray recently closed a $1.5 million equity funding raise. With this funding, Sensorygen will be able to continue advancing to reach the market, moving into the final phase of testing to obtain approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Sensorygen also recently signed a licensing deal with Urban Tribe, a brand established to improve consumer’s health and quality of life. This deal will eventually allow Sensorygen to put their next-generation insect repellent directly into the hand of the consumer.
Sensorygen has thus far demonstrated that its non-toxic natural repellent formula works in a superior manner compared to similar products on the market. The artificial intelligence-driven technology that is behind Sensorygen’s natural repellent is based on seminal work from Dr. Anandasankar’s laboratory at the UC Riverside. Thanks to this technology, which has been exclusively licensed from UC Riverside, Sensorygen is able to create successful replacements for harmful and harsh chemicals in everyday products. The team from the Office of Technology Partnerships has worked closely with Sensorygen from the start supporting them with their licensing, mentoring, fundraising, and business growth efforts.