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Sowing the CEIDs for the Next Great Innovations: From Research to Startups at Yale’s Design Factory

Sowing the CEIDs for the Next Great Innovations: From Research to Startups at Yale’s Design Factory

🕔03:04, 23.Oct 2016

The CEID was bustling with activity this summer, as teams of engineering students developed innovative devices to combat real-world problems. One such invention was Acantha, a one-handed catheter delivery system developed by Yale engineering students Brandon Hudik and Andres Ornelas Vargas. This duo is continuing their work beyond their eight-week fellowship at the CEID and plan to scale up the development of their product.

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Fluid-Screen: A Promising Yale Nanotechnology Startup

Fluid-Screen: A Promising Yale Nanotechnology Startup

🕔21:09, 17.Aug 2016

A project that began in a Yale classroom has since grown into a thriving and ambitious startup that promises to revolutionize the nanotechnology industry and change how we test potentially contaminated water. Monika Weber, an Electrical Engineering Ph.D. candidate, founded

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Thought-Controlled Bionic Limbs: Restoring Mobility to Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

Thought-Controlled Bionic Limbs: Restoring Mobility to Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

🕔20:40, 17.Aug 2016

In the United States, approximately 12,000 people become paralyzed each year due to spinal cord injuries. What if we had the technologies to help paraplegics and quadriplegics walk again—for instance, bionic limbs and exoskeletons controlled solely by thoughts? While these

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PremieBreathe: A Cost-Effective, Life-Saving Respiratory Device

PremieBreathe: A Cost-Effective, Life-Saving Respiratory Device

🕔19:31, 20.May 2016

Respiratory insufficiency is a major cause of more than half of all infant deaths. This rate of mortality could be reduced if more reliable treatments were readily available in developing countries. PremieBreathe, a Yale startup, has developed a low-cost respiratory device to help solve this problem.

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Battling Cancer with Our Body’s Own Trojan Horse: The Exosome

Battling Cancer with Our Body’s Own Trojan Horse: The Exosome

🕔23:59, 2.Apr 2016

You may have never heard of the anti-cancer drug paclitaxel, but it is indispensable to our modern healthcare system. It sits on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, and its annual sales surpassed one billion dollars in 2000.

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A Brainy Vanishing Act: New bioresorbable technology improves brain monitoring

A Brainy Vanishing Act: New bioresorbable technology improves brain monitoring

🕔21:51, 23.Mar 2016

Parts that can be found in cell phones can be used to make biodegradable devices that can monitor brain conditions. Led by teams from the University of Illinois and Washington University in St. Louis, researchers have produced such devices that may be able treat the brain, too.

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Halting Hemorrhage: Self-propelled microparticles offer new solution for extreme bleeding

Halting Hemorrhage: Self-propelled microparticles offer new solution for extreme bleeding

🕔12:29, 5.Feb 2016

Recently, researchers at the University of British Columbia designed a new method for stopping hemorrhaging. The system relies on microparticles that propel themselves upstream through blood, delivering coagulants to hard-to-reach wounds.

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Revai Startup Prolongs Viability of Intestines for Transplant

Revai Startup Prolongs Viability of Intestines for Transplant

🕔19:39, 10.Nov 2015

An organ transplant comes with a slew of complications, but perhaps the problem most overlooked is preserving the tissue once it is removed from the donor. Current means of storing intestines before they are transplanted involve simply a container filled

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Diagnosis at Your Fingertips: Using smartphones to screen for syphilis and HIV

Diagnosis at Your Fingertips: Using smartphones to screen for syphilis and HIV

🕔23:35, 8.May 2015

Biomedical researchers at Columbia University have developed a convenient, easy-to-use, and relatively inexpensive smartphone attachment that could revolutionize HIV and syphilis detection for previously unscreened populations.

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How to Detect a Troubled Heart

How to Detect a Troubled Heart

🕔23:08, 5.Mar 2015

Despite current knowledge of genetics, identifying patients at risk for genetic forms of heart disease remains difficult. Assistant professor of biomedical engineering Stuart Campbell has developed a method of growing realistic heart tissues from patients’ cells in order to diagnose a family of inherited heart diseases.

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