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April 16, 2014
Ji-Xin Cheng, a professor of biomedical engineering and professor of chemistry, has been selected as a 2014-2015 Discovery Park Faculty Research Fellow, and his project “High-speed, High-resolution Spectroscopic Imaging for Bioscience and Nanomaterial Characterization,” was chosen as a Discovery Park Fellows Project.
April 16, 2014
The Office of the Provost recently announced that Zheng Ouyang, associate professor of biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering, has been selected to be a 2014 University Faculty Scholar.
April 11, 2014
Rucha Joshi won the Graduate Division's "Most Entertaining Pitch Award," claiming $500 in Purdue's 8th Annual Elevator Pitch Competition organized by the Purdue Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program. The competition featured more than 40 participants making two-minute pitches at Discovery Park's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. Joshi pitched Low-Calorie Pulp Biscuits, which use banana peels as a key ingredient for a low-calorie, low-fat, high-fiber cookie, making recycling of banana peels possible into a healthy product.
April 7, 2014
SpeechVive Inc. announced the completion of nearly $700,000 in funding to move a speech aid innovation for people with Parkinson's disease to the public. Jim Jones and Kirk Foster, both of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, developed the SpeechVive technology along with Jessica Huber, associate professor of speech, language and hearing sciences.
March 24, 2014
Researchers are working to enable smartphones and other mobile devices to understand and immediately identify objects in a camera's field of view, overlaying lines of text that describe items in the environment.
March 17, 2014
A brain graft developed from a biomaterial licensed from Purdue and designed by Cook Medical has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration to treat troublesome leaks of brain fluid that can occur after tumor or sinus surgery or head trauma.
March 11, 2014
Purdue University has installed a powerful type of MRI machine - the only one of its kind in Indiana - that will boost research and training capabilities and serve the regional scientific community. "It's a multiuser facility for the whole state," said Corey Neu, an assistant professor in Purdue University's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.
March 5, 2014
Researchers have discovered a link between prostate cancer aggressiveness and the accumulation of a compound produced when cholesterol is metabolized in cells, findings that could bring new diagnostic and treatment methods.
February 13, 2014
Pu Wang, a graduate student at the Weldon School, led the Vibronix team to a strong second-place finish in the Gold Division at the Burton Morgan Business Plan Competition. Vibronix received $15,000, plus $3,000 worth of in-kind services from Ice Miller and a one-year membership in The Anvil co-working space.
February 4, 2014
Purdue Research Foundation and Cook Medical officials announced plans to establish a $12 million evergreen investment fund to support Purdue-based life sciences companies. "Converting Purdue innovation into new products, companies and jobs is perhaps the most valuable way for our university to live up to its land-grant heritage and contribute to the progress of our state," said Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue University. "This fund will help a new and larger generation of Purdue innovators move their technologies to the public."
February 4, 2014
A new International Brain Mechanics and Trauma Lab (IBMTL) has been established as part of an international initiative to study brain cell and tissue mechanics and their relation with brain functions, disease, and trauma. The team comprises Riyi Shi, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Weldon School, and colleagues from Oxford University, the Technical University of Madrid, and the University of California.
startup guide
January 30, 2014
As part of an ongoing strategy to foster entrepreneurism, Purdue innovators now have access to a Purdue Startup Guide that provides information on how to protect and commercialize an invention.