Y Combinator Comes to Duke to Meet Biotech, Life Sciences Companies

March 2, 2020

At a lunchtime fireside chat co-sponsored by MEDx on February 25, representatives from Y Combinator—a seed-stage accelerator and venture capital firm—spoke with a large audience of Duke undergrads, grad students, post docs, faculty, and staff about what it takes to fund and scale a company.

Y Combinator Partner Kat Mañalac and Visiting Partner Uri Lopatin

SBIR Road Tour Coming to RTP

February 28, 2020

The SBIR Road Tour is coming to RTP on September 14! Don’t miss this opportunity to meet face-to-face with SBIR/STTR Program Officers.

SBIR Road Tour

MEDx Distinguished Lecture Nominations

February 21, 2020

We are now accepting nominations for the fall 2020 MEDx Distinguished Lecture speaker/award recipient.

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Musah Named Among Inspiring Black Scientists in America

February 14, 2020

MEDx Investigator Samira Musah was recognized for her innovative research in stem cell engineering and human kidney disease. Affiliated faculty member Kafui Dzirasa was also recognized on this list.

Samira Musah

Heart Rate Measurements of Wearable Monitors Vary by Activity, Not Skin Color

February 12, 2020

MEDx Investigator Jessilyn Dunn and team have demonstrated that skin tones don't alter the accuracy of heart rate monitors on smart watches and fitness trackers, but activities affect readings.

Ph.D. student Brinnae Bent prepares to download information from a wearable health monitoring device while assistant professor Jessilyn Dunn looks on. (Les Todd)

Duke Student Startup Wins $50,000 NFL 1st and Future Innovation Challenge

February 7, 2020

Founded by three Duke Engineers on Duke's football team, and mentored by Ken Gall, Protect3d uses 3D scanners and printers to produce anatomically precise protective devices.

From left to right: Ken Gall with the founders of Protect3d, Kevin Gehsmann, Clark Bulleit and Tim Skapek

Smart Toilet Saves Vital Health Data from Getting Flushed

February 4, 2020

A Bass Connections project team, co-led by Geoff Ginsburg, is developing a tool to access an untapped source of important health data.

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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.

A whimsical retro postcard from the future.

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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