Northeastern Startup Named Finalist in Global Competition

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On their first day of grad­uate school at North­eastern, Sean Kevlahan told Adam Hatch of his ambi­tious vision: Hatch would invent some­thing amazing, and Kevlahan would help him sell it. Four years later, their biotech­nology startup Quad Tech­nolo­gies has made it to the final round of the pres­ti­gious 2013 Mass­Chal­lenge, an annual global startup com­pe­ti­tion that this year has more than $1 mil­lion in accel­er­ator grant funding up for grabs.

In 2012, Kevlahan and Hatch co-​​founded Quad, which aims to com­mer­cialize a unique dis­solv­able hydrogel, along with fellow class­mate Brian Plouffe and asso­ciate pro­fessor of chem­ical engi­neering Shashi Murthy…

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Originally appeared in News@Northeastern on October 17, 2013