Licensing & Ventures Group

MicroGEM International PLC

Year Founded: 2016

James P. Landers, Ph.D.


705D – Dale Ave

Charlottesville, VA 22903


MicroGEM is democratizing molecular diagnostics by moving molecular techniques out of conventional, highly skilled laboratories to non-laboratory settings. The company’s innovative enzymatic approach to nucleic acid extraction provides the foundation for rapid sample preparation suitable for PCR analysis. Coupled with MicroGEM’s expertise in microfluidics and synthetic biology, the company is creating portable diagnostic devices, representing the next generation of rapid, point-of-need solutions for the management of infectious diseases and other personalized medicine applications.