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March 16, 2017

Cook Medical, Purdue partnership drives life-improving innovations to the public

A $12 million partnership between Cook Medical and Purdue Research Foundation has already infused $3.2 million in startups that support the commercialization of life-improving innovations developed at Purdue University. The not-for-profit Foundry Investment Fund, established in 2014, is designed to feed a “garden plot” of emerging biomedical and life sciences technologies and moving such innovations to the public at an accelerated pace.
March 7, 2017

Hoilett wins design challenge for fitness band

Purdue Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering graduate student Orlando Hoilett won first place prize in the Connect the World Using IoT student design challenge. He designed a multi-function fitness band, dubbed KiSens A Multi-Sensor Fitness Band, and won a MacBook for the winning proposal. The device is a wearable biometrics sensor that monitors dehydration, heart rate, blood oxygenation, skin temperature, and humidity--important biomarkers for health and fitness.
February 28, 2017

Purdue technology showcase highlights leading-edge technologies ready to license

About 250 people packed the Herman and Heddy Kurz Purdue Technology Center for the recent Purdue Technology Showcase that featured dozens of pioneering innovations. The technology ranged from medical devices including a hands-free crutch design and an advanced wheelchair that converts to a walker, to analytical tools including an application that can interpret gang graffiti for law enforcement officials.
February 14, 2017

Chi Hwan Lee receives grant to support development of flexible vertical silicon probes

Chi Hwan Lee, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering, has received a $110,000 grant, renewable on an annual basis, from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The grant supports his work to develop flexible probes for use in neural sensing and interfacing on the brain. The probes consist of vertically ordered semiconducting silicon arrays that can transmit electrical signals with high signal-to-noise ratio.
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