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Karius is a life sciences company focused on conquering infectious diseases through the innovative use of next-generation sequencing to analyze microbial cell-free DNA. The Company’s genomics platform enables the broad and rapid detection of the great number of pathogens and returns results within one business day, empowering doctors to diagnose infections, provide more targeted treatment, and spare patients the pain and risks of invasive biopsies. 



TypePrivate
Founded2014
HQRedwood City, CA, US
Websitekariusdx.com
Employee Ratings3.7

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)127(+11%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Karius

Mickey Kertesz

Mickey Kertesz

President and Chief Product Officer
Alec Ford

Alec Ford

Chief Executive Officer
Tim Blauwkamp

Tim Blauwkamp

Chief Scientific Officer
Sivan Bercovici

Sivan Bercovici

Chief Technology Officer
Stacy Solorio

Stacy Solorio

VP, Head of Human Resources
Asim A. Ahmed

Asim A. Ahmed

Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs
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Karius Office Locations

Karius has an office in Redwood City
Redwood City, CA, US (HQ)
975 Island Dr #101Redwood
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Karius Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

2014

Karius total Funding

$220 m

Karius latest funding size

$165 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

Karius investors

Karius's latest funding round in February 2020 was reported to be $165 m. In total, Karius has raised $220 m
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Karius Operating Metrics

Feb, 2020

Customers (Healthcare Organisations)

100

Records in Database

300 k
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Karius Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

88/100

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Karius Online and Social Media Presence

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Clinical Logistics and Biorepository Assistant

Clinical Logistics and Biorepository Assistant About Karius  Karius is a venture-backed life science startup focused on transforming the way infectious diseases are diagnosed.  Combining Next-Generation Sequencing and proprietary data analysis, we can identify over 1,000 path…

Karius Strengthens Leadership Team, Names Former CDC Exec as Chief Medical Officer

Document Type:  Press Release Leading authority on infectious disease, Dr. Bradley Perkins, to accelerate clinical evidence of the Karius TestTM, a liquid biopsy for infectious disease   REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 27, 2021 - Karius, the world leader in liquid biopsy for infectious diseases, announc…

Bradley Perkins, MD

Job Title:  Chief Medical Officer Biography:  Brad is a physician, scientist, and entrepreneur with extensive experience in microbial and human genomics research, application, and commercialization. At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), he led the anthrax bioterrorism investiga…

Director, HR Business Partner

Director, HR Business Partner About Karius Karius is a venture-backed life science startup that is transforming the way pathogens and other microbes are observed throughout the body.  By unlocking the information present in microbial cell-free DNA, we're helping doctors quick…

Sr. Manager / Director, Total Rewards

Sr. Manager / Director, Total Rewards About Karius Karius is a venture-backed life science startup that is transforming the way pathogens and other microbes are observed throughout the body.  By unlocking the information present in microbial cell-free DNA, we're helping docto…

Staff Clinical Data Engineer

Staff Clinical Data Engineer About Karius Karius is a venture-backed life science startup that is transforming the way pathogens and other microbes are observed throughout the body.  By unlocking the information present in microbial cell-free DNA, we're helping doctors quickl…
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Karius Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Karius founded?

    Karius was founded in 2014.

  • Who are Karius key executives?

    Karius's key executives are Mickey Kertesz, Alec Ford and Tim Blauwkamp.

  • How many employees does Karius have?

    Karius has 127 employees.

  • Who are Karius competitors?

    Competitors of Karius include TxCell, Hemab ApS and Phase Genomics.

  • Where is Karius headquarters?

    Karius headquarters is located at 975 Island Dr #101Redwood, Redwood City.

  • Where are Karius offices?

    Karius has an office in Redwood City.

  • How many offices does Karius have?

    Karius has 1 office.