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.

Call for Applications: MEDx Colloquia

December 10, 2019

MEDx is pleased to offer support for interdisciplinary colloquia to solve complex problems and inspire innovation.

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Kaganov Gift Fuels Collaborations in Pulmonary Medicine Research

November 27, 2019

A 2017 gift from Alan and Carol Kaganov has jumpstarted new research and collaborative initiatives aimed at improving lung disease outcomes.

From left to right: Ravi Bellamkonda, Carol Kaganov, Alan L. Kaganov and Ashutosh Chilkoti attend the first symposium sponsored by the Kaganov Initiative in 2017.

Seven Teams Receive Duke Incubation Fund Awards for Early-Stage Innovations

November 26, 2019

MEDx Investigator Samira Musah was one of seven people to win this year's Duke Incubation Fund Award.

Duke Incubation Fund Winners

Call for Proposals: Biomechanics of Injury or Injury Repair

November 21, 2019

MEDx is pleased to announce a call for proposals for interdisciplinary research in biomechanics of injury and injury repair.

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MEDx Reflects: Exploring the medicine and engineering intersection with Andrew Muir

November 20, 2019

An affiliated faculty member of MEDx, Muir sees the importance of collaboration between medicine and engineering.

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The 2019-2020 Entrepreneur's Workshop Series

November 19, 2019

Duke Engineering and MEDx offer free weekend workshops for Duke faculty, staff and students that bring in subject-matter experts—such as these six 2019-2020 workshop series speakers.

Workshop Series presenters

2020 FAST Cohort

November 19, 2019

Up to 30 companies selected for the 2020 FAST Cohort will receive an extensive grant-readiness evaluation Boot Camp and coaching from expert Ph.D. level Scientific Consultants from EGC in developing a competitive SBIR/STTR application.

FAST Cohort

Fixing Muscle and the Brain

November 6, 2019

MEDx Investigator Tatiana Segura and Nenad Bursac are engineering hydrogel microenvironments to physically and chemically support the growth of skeletal muscle and brain tissue.

A stained cross section of the new muscle fibers.