DUKE INVENTOR: Mariano Alvarez, Brendan Collins
Avalo has developed a proprietary algorithm to predict complex traits either for polygenic human diseases or for AgTech.
They believe that their algorithm is superior certainly superior to linear regression machine learning but also to more sophisticated competitors.
For AgTech – the technology can assist with crop quality, disease resistance, etc. For human disease, the technology could be used to predict multiple genes contributing to a polygenic disease in each patient.