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The SearchLite uncovered novel applications for the patented flow cytometry technology that could facilitate early market entry, early revenue generation and new avenues for growth. They had several good recommendations on the best market opportunities for the flow cytometry technology and were able to advise us on aspects that were critical for quick adoption of the technology.

—— Scott Olson

Managing Director
U-M Pediatric Device Consortium

Scott Olson

The SearchLite provided path-to-market benchmarking and insights into the commercialization dynamics that our university research team will need to address to build out our targeted cancer therapy solution in order to be attractive to investors and the pharma industry. The information and the process proved very useful and provided actionable information for our team.

—— John Jackson

Tech Launch Arizona, University of Arizona

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The SearchLite identified several customer segments that we had not considered.  In a couple of cases, they also drilled down to uncover insights relative to industry practices that are relevant to new product commercialization.

—— Dr. Patrick Hines

Functional Fluidics

Patrick Hines

I was very impressed with the contacts provided by The SearchLite and their positions of influence within Value Analysis Teams as well as their insights on what type of product value is need to achieve commercialization.

 —— Gordon Maniere

Advanced Amputee Solutions

Gordon Maniere

The SearchLite process generated helpful insights for the inventor and tech transfer team. We validated some assumptions and generated some new and relevant opportunities to investigate further.

——Gary Simon

Business Development Advisor
The University of Delaware

Gary Simon

The Searchlite process generated relevant insights for the inventor and the tech transfer team. We validated some assumptions and generated some valuable new key findings which has helped define our path to market.

—— Whitney Hough

Venture Development Associate
The University of Alabama

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