Biotech


The Pre-Product Startup and the FDA

A frequent question we get at YC is “when do I start thinking about the FDA?” Obviously, there is no single answer to such a complex question, but…

FDA: Orientation for Early Stage Startups

One of the most common topics YC Bio founders ask us about is the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the broader regulatory environment. Obviously, with a…

How to Start a Biotech Company on a Budget

Running a biotech company is capital intensive, and this can make it intimidating to get started. Founders sometimes face a chicken and egg problem: how do you make…

How to spin your scientific research out of a university and into a startup

This is advice for people who have done scientific research at a university and are considering starting a company to commercialize it. At YC, we’ve funded more than…

First YC Bio company to start clinical trials

Shasqi is the first YC Bio company to start first-in-human clinical trials for a drug. We’re very excited to share the news that Shasqi is the first YC…

Responding to COVID-19

In order to confront the COVID-19 crisis, we need to immediately mobilize global scientific and technical talent. We have refreshed our Request for Startups, which are concepts we believe are important in the coming decades, to reflect this newest addition: Responding to COVID-19.

YC and Ginkgo Bioworks announce new partnership for synthetic biology startups

Ginkgo Bioworks was the first bio company YC funded, back in summer 2014, which makes us especially delighted to announce a new partnership between YC and Ginkgo. Ginkgo…

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