John P. Reilly of Tetragenetics recently hosted the Cornell Johnson School Entrepreneurship Club at their laboratories in Ithaca.

John explained what they do at Tetragenetics, and it has nothing to do with those cute little painted tetra fish.

Fish? Ha, no, we make proteins

It turns out that they use a little amoeba-like organism called Tetrahymena to make special proteins. They sell those proteins to researchers who are making new and better pharmaceuticals. It's really amazing technology, and yet another promising startup in Ithaca based on Cornell technology.

Thanks JPR!