the leading light for human-on-a-chip Research
Hesperos is named for Venus in the evening sky. Like her, we are a leading light, providing world-class research in disease modeling and drug testing through our use of human-on-a-chip systems. Our patent positions and the over 20 years of expertise of both Drs. Shuler and Hickman make us the company to work with for your most difficult problems as well as for cost competitive, routine, human-on-a-chip assays.
The hesperos difference
Hesperos, Inc. brings together biologists, surface chemists, and engineers in order to produce some of the worlds most advanced organs-on-chips. From gene expression to electrophysiology, our biologists recreate key components of various organs. Chemically patterned microchips are engineered to enable real-time monitoring of organ activity. Finally, our engineers utilize sophisticated measurement techniques in order to detect and quantify minute changes. The result of this collaboration is an ability to study therapeutics in a way which was previously only possible in clinical trials.
Industries We Serve
Chemicals, Nutraceuticals, and Supplements
The Tech Tribune, the journalistic arm of Crunchbase, recently selected Hesperos as one of the top 10 technology startups in Orlando. We are proud to be listed among the best companies in the City Beautiful. Award … Read More
Unraveling the pathologic role of skeletal muscle in ALS A key challenge in developing effective therapies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has been a poor understanding of the disease pathology. To address this issue, a team of … Read More
Key Findings Data supports use of functional neuromuscular junction (NMJ) system to evaluate amyotrophic lateral sclerosis pathology First study to validate the use of Deanna protocol in a human system as a strategy for treating … Read More
Hesperos demonstrates innovative Human-on-a-Chip® approach to modeling innate immune system response following tissue damage and acute inflammation
— New publication in Advanced Science validates potential use in evaluating certain immune responses in drug discovery and systemic diseases, including Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)— — Hesperos’ immune system-on-a-chip features recirculating immune cells with the key … Read More
Hesperos Human-on-a-Chip® system used to model preclinical stages of Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment
— Peer-reviewed publication in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions validates potential of drug discovery platform and ability to study early stages of disease pathology — ORLANDO, Fla. – May 28, 2020 – Hesperos … Read More
About Our Team
Hesperos, Inc, is a leader in efforts to characterize an individual’s biology with human-on-a-chip microfluidic systems. Founders Michael L. Shuler and James J. Hickman have been at the forefront of every major scientific discovery in this realm, from individual organ-on-a-chip constructs to fully functional, interconnected multi-organ systems which they coined "human-on-a-chip."