MU Chemistry Professor Mark Lee and his startup company receive funding

Luis Jimenez, chief executive officer of EternoGen, speaks with team members Rebecca Rone (left) and Sheila and Dave Grant. EternoGen, a company that has created a long-lasting collagen skin filler, will receive up to $200,000 from university Enterprise Investment Program (EIP) funding. Mark Lee, also an EIP recipient, speaks with a member of the media in the background.
MU chemistry professor Mark Lee is the president and CEO of HLB Horizons, one of two startup companies chosen to receive funds from the Enterprise Investment program. Lee created the nanotechnology company with Fred Hawthorne and Satish Jalisatgi, the director and interim assistant director of the International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine.

UM System leaders have announced EIP awards of up to $400,000 for HLB Horizons, a nanotechnology company that manufactures chemical compounds used in semiconductors and rechargeable batteries, and up to $200,000 for EternoGen, a medical-device company that produces a long-lasting biological collagen scaffold used as a soft-tissue filler.