CRISPR Classroom, a new startup focused on teaching biology through CRISPR curriculum, has accepted an offer to join the Monrovia - Oak Crest Science & Technology Incubator Program (MOST-IP) at the Oak Crest Institute of Science.
Los Angeles, California - July 25, 2022 - CRISPR Classroom, a startup focused on teaching biology through CRISPR curriculum, has accepted an offer from MOST-IP, Oak Crest Institute of Science's startup incubator. CRISPR Classroom will be able to grow and accelerate their mission to close the gap between STEM innovation and education with the help of the resources provided by MOST-IP.
Oak Crest Institute of Science is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institute active in chemistry, biomedical research, education, and innovation. MOST-IP, the Monrovia - Oak Crest Science & Technology Incubator Program, provides consulting services, contract research services, SBIR/STTR grants submission and management, incubation space, and access to advanced instrumentation for early-stage startups like CRISPR Classroom. Additionally, startups can use office space, meeting rooms, general wet and specialty labs to develop their technology.
Importantly, with the acceptance, CRISPR Classroom will be better integrated into the local and regional innovation ecosystem with MOST-IP partner orgs that range from the Pasadena Small Business Development Center, MADIA TechLaunch, Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio), to federal programs by SBA, EDA, NSF and NIH.
"CRISPR technology is transforming the lives of patients with serious diseases, and exciting the minds of young science students. CRISPR Classroom empowers educators with tools to engage those students and help create scientists of the future, and we are excited to work with them." - Donald J. Loewel, MBA Director, Pasadena SBDC
Furthermore, these resources will help CRISPR Classroom grow more quickly by providing access to interns and an expansive network of mentors and advisors. MOST-IP incubatees also participate in regional meetups, which will provide CRISPR Classroom with an opportunity to share their products and services with a large group of mentors, advisors, customers, students and investors.
"CRISPR Classroom is transforming the biology classroom with genetic engineering educational curricula for students and educators. CRISPR is a key technology that will greatly influence the competitiveness of the U.S. biotech sector, and we all need to know this tool. I am excited to contribute to CRISPR Classroom’s success." - Chris Buser, Senior Faculty & Director MOST-IP
CRISPR Classroom is made up of a team of educators, engineers, and scientists passionate about making CRISPR education exciting and accessible to everyone. The company aims to make the technology engaging to students, parents, and educators by developing a hands-on curriculum that will allow students to learn about the science behind CRISPR and the ways it can be applied in real-world situations.
For more information on CRISPR Classroom visit www.crisprclassroom.org
Kristina Tatiossian, PhD
ABOUT CRISPR CLASSROOM
CRISPR Classroom was founded to close the gap between STEM innovation and education, helping lower the barriers that parents, students, and educators face when searching for enriching educational content. The company leverages their deep expertise in science storytelling to build learning programs for students at scale. With its foundations in educational innovation, the company's platforms integrate courses, hands-on experimental kits, and career education to advance both educator- and student-led initiatives. With its users from over 40 countries and thousands of others following their story on social media, CRISPR Classroom is at the forefront of STEM education enabling the next generation of students to think critically, solve complex problems, and address our most pressing issues with logic and creativity.