2 BME faculty receive Trask funding to advance their technologies

Two BME faculty innovators received Trask Innovation funding to help their labs commercialize their innovations.
Photo of Yoon Yeo & Young L. Kim
(l to r) Yoon Yeo & Young L. Kim

The biomedical engineering researchers who received Trask funding this round are:

  • Young L. Kim, associate professor of biomedical engineering, "Scalable production and deposition of luminescent silk microparticles for ‘on-dose’ medicine authentication" (track: life science)
  • Yoon Yeo, professor of industrial and physical pharmacy and biomedical engineering, "Abxtal for cancer immunotherapy" (track: commercialization)

The fund is a development program established to support projects that advance the commercial value of Purdue intellectual property. The fund makes awards twice a year to aid faculty and staff with their patented innovations that are being commercialized through the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization.

There are three Trask Innovation Fund tracks: Innovation Sparks for Life Science; Innovation Sparks for Physical Sciences; and Commercialization Partner Spark.

“Researchers submitted a lot of technologies worthy of OTC’s investment to create solutions through the Purdue commercialization ecosystem and Purdue’s growing Discovery Park District,” said Abhijit Karve, director of business development for the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization.

Source: https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/AboutUs/News/Spotlights/2020/2020-trask-funding