StemoniX claimes the title of the first MinneInno Tech Madness Champion!

StemoniX claimes the title of the first MinneInno Tech Madness Champion!

April 12, 2018 –

After a month of competition and more than 5,000 votes, StemoniX has claimed the title of Tech Madness champion.

Number four seed StemoniX received more votes than any other company participating in Tech Madness. The final round was no exception. StemoniX received 71 percent of the votes in the championship round. Before facing off against Upsie in the finals, StemoniX beat out larger Twin Cities tech business like Zipnosis and Bright Health.

Founded in 2014, StemoniX uses stem cells to create micro-organs for drug testing and development. The company’s co-founders, Ping Yeh and Robert Petcavich, established the business with the hope that StemoniX’s tech would allow researchers to test potential drug effects on people that never would be put through clinical trials, like children or pregnant women. StemoniX won the Minnesota Cup‘s grand prize in 2016.

In addition to bragging rights and eternal glory, the StemoniX team will receive a ballin’ (sorry) prize: a commemorative basketball with their company’s logo on it.


About StemoniX

StemoniX® is transforming how medicine is discovered. By using skin or blood to create functioning microHearts® and microBrains®, StemoniX is making it possible to test medication on humans without that medication ever entering their bodies. This method of drug testing will speed up the search for new cures and enable the ability to test drug effectiveness on an individual person, so medicine works correctly the first time. For more information visit


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