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MEDx fosters the exchange of ideas and creates research opportunities between physicians, engineers, computer scientists, researchers and innovators at Duke University.

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Funding Opportunities

MEDx is currently offering three funding opportunities, including two RFAs and a call for colloquia.

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Kaganov Initiative

The Kaganov Initiative in Pulmonary Medicine and Engineering aims to improve the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of pulmonary diseases.

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New Kaganov Grant Awardees Announced

January 21, 2020

The Kaganov Steering Committee and MEDx are pleased to announce the grant winners for the Kaganov Research Initiative in Pulmonary Medicine and Engineering.

FY20 Kaganov Grant Award Winners

A Crystal Ball for the Decade Ahead

January 16, 2020

Director Geoff Ginsburg and MEDx Investigator Shyni Varghese offered their ideas for the world of 2030.

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External Funding Opportunity: NC Biotech Translational Research Grant

January 14, 2020

The NC Biotech Center is offering a funding opportunity that may be of interest to members of the Duke community surrounding commercial development of university-held life science inventions.

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Call for Applications: Medical Device Development

December 16, 2019

MEDx, in conjunction with FastTrack, is offering a funding opportunity for the development and translation of medical device ideas.

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Bone Bandage Soaks Up Pro-Healing Biochemical To Accelerate Repair

December 16, 2019

Researchers at Duke University, including MEDx Investigator Shyni Varghese, have engineered a bandage that captures and holds a pro-healing molecule at the site of a bone break to accelerate and improve the natural healing process.

This graphic shows the healing progress of a fracture in a mouse treated with a new type of bone bandage that traps native adenosine (top), is preloaded with external adenosine (middle), and has no adenosine at all. The sequestered adenosine clearly helps the breaks heal faster to the naked eye up to 14 days, with cross sections of the bones showing more density and vascularization after 21 days.

Upcoming Events

Lessons from Entrepreneurial Women

Saturday, February 1

9:00 am to 1:30 pm The Bullpen at Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

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Regulation of Lung Progenitors and their Microenvironment

Tuesday, February 4

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Nanaline Duke 147

Presenter: Carla Kim

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MEDx Café

Wednesday, February 5

10:30 am to 12:00 pm Twinnie's

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Innovative Product Design in a Regulated Market: Workshop for Medical Device Designers

Saturday, February 8

11:00 am to 3:00 pm Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium

Presenter: Scott Corey, VP Product Development, Key Tech Inc.

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Biomedical Data Science and Machine Learning Applications in Healthcare

Thursday, February 13

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Bostock Library, 1st Floor, Edge Workshop

Presenter: Jessilyn Dunn

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The MEDx e-newsletter is sent once per semester and provides a snapshot of our research, programs, people and events.

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