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Maker Of Home Blood-Draw Kits, Tasso, Raises $100 Million Led By RA Capital

Casavant, 34, who has a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, founded the company in 2012 with his UW lab-mate Erwin Berthier, 38, who is the company’s chief technology officer. They had studied microfluidics, which deals with the behavior and control of very small volumes of fluids in networks of channels, in the lab of UW-Madison professor David Beebe.