Joe Landolina

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Joe Landolina
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Landolina at the NYU School of Engineering Innovation Gala, April 2014
Born Joseph Alexander Landolina
(1993-01-27) January 27, 1993 (age 25)
Pine Bush, New York, U.S.
Residence Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Alma mater New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering[1]
Occupation President & CEO of Suneris, Inc.

Joseph Alexander "Joe" Landolina (born January 27, 1993) is an American inventor and biomedical engineer, who is known for starting his company Suneris at a young age.[2]


While an undergrad at NYU Poly, Landolina invented Vetigel, a substance intended for the treatment of wounds to skin, internal organs, and arteries.[3] The gel can be used as a replacement for traditional gauze bandages. Landolina created the substance using the extracellular matrix matter from skin as a blueprint using plant-derived versions of polymers.[4] In 2010, Landolina founded Suneris, Inc. with business partner Isaac Miller.[5] Landolina is also a 2014 TED Fellow and received the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in 2013 for his work in the field of biomaterials.[6][7][8]

Personal life and education[edit]

Landolina is Italian-American, and was born in Pine Bush in Ulster County, New York. As a child, he learned about chemistry from his grandfather at the family winery, Baldwin Vineyards.[9] He graduated from Pine Bush High School in 2010 before attending New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering.[10] As of 2015, he has a Bachelor's degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and a Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering from New York University.[11]


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  3. ^ Fredericks, Bob (18 March 2013). "NYU student invents wound-closing goo". New York Post. 
  4. ^ Varughese, Ansa. "College Student Joe Landolina Creates Healing Gel; How Does Veti-Gel Work?". IBT Media. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
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  8. ^ Haven, Stephanie (2 April 2013). "NYU undergrad invents gel to instantly stop mass bleeding". USA Today. 
  9. ^ Safford, Matt. "This Plant-Based Gel Stops Bleeding in Seconds". Smithsonian. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  10. ^ HORRIGAN, JEREMIAH (19 March 2013). "Student from Pine Bush has smart idea: bandage made from gel". Times Herald-Record (online). Local Media Group, Inc. Times Herald-Record. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  11. ^ Krueger, Alyson (Fall 2013). "Bloody Brilliant Undergrad Joe Landolina may revolutionize healing". (21). New York University. NYU Alumni Magazine. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 

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