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May 18, 2018

Start-up using Purdue-patented disease detection platform receives NSF I-Corps grant

Researchers from the Purdue University Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering have received a $50K National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Team grant to explore market opportunities for a patented smartphone-enabled technology to provide medical workers with rapid, accurate disease diagnosis at the point-of-care.
May 7, 2018

Two Weldon School researchers awarded Trask Innovation Fund

Weldon School researchers Jean Chmielewski and Tamara Kinzer-Ursem, along with two other Purdue faculty members, will share nearly $115,000 in funding from the Trask Innovation Fund to further develop their innovations and move life-changing technologies through the commercialization pipeline.
May 5, 2018

Purdue researchers, backed by Gates Foundation, developing device to enable pregnant women to detect serious health complications

Purdue University researchers are developing an app and wearable technology to enable pregnant women to use a smartphone to detect whether they have or are susceptible to a condition that could lead to serious health complications for them or their unborn child. The team, led by Craig Goergen, an assistant professor in Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, is developing a low-cost automated early detection sensor of preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication caused by high blood pressure that can cause organ damage and premature birth.
May 4, 2018

Romary to be recognized as top male student at commencement

Purdue University will honor Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering senior Daniel Romary, Purdue's top graduating male student, along with other high academic-achieving graduating seniors, May 11-13 during commencement ceremonies.
May 4, 2018

Colbert wins Purdue's 3MT People's Choice Award

Ashlee Colbert, a graduate student in Purdue's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, won the People's Choice Award in Purdue's Three Minute Thesis competition. She joined five other graduate students who took top honors in two Purdue contests that demand brevity and quality of expression.
May 3, 2018

Purdue startups join MassChallenge accelerator, opportunity to secure additional funding

Incas Diagnostics, LLC, a Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering startup, is one of two Purdue student startups that will participate in the entry second round of 2018's MassChallenge Boston, a commercialization accelerator active from June to October, thanks to a partnership between Purdue's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship and MassChallenge. Spiro Therapeutics, LLC will also participate.
April 24, 2018

Electrode shape improves neurostimulation for small targets

A cross-like shape helps the electrodes of implantable neurostimulation devices to deliver more charge to specific areas of the nervous system, possibly prolonging device life span, says research published in March in Nature Scientific Reports.
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