The power of ideas paid student entrepreneurs handsomely during the school year. In all, they won more than $200,000 in competitions.
Their budding businesses are striving to make flying safer and cheaper, enable the world’s poorest to recharge phones and power lights, help health care workers quickly devise treatment plans based on big data and individual need, and more.
Winners came to college with a notion or developed concepts in classes or while learning to handle an independent life away from home. They used such resources as think[box], Case Western Reserve Blackstone Launchpad—both with funding from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation—entrepreneurial classes in the business and engineering schools, LaunchHouse, BioEnterprise and other off-campus entrepreneurial networks, mentors and resources.
Horst von Recum, associate professor of biomedical engineering, will be serving as vice chair of the upcoming Gordon Research Conference on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, taking place July 19-24 in Girona, Spain. He will then serve as primary chair of the same conference in 2017.
The 2015 Gordon Research Conference on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering will bring together world-class clinicians, scientists and engineers to discuss materials-related strategies for disease remediation and tissue repair. The theme of the 2015 conference will be "Regenerative Engineering and Functional Materials Integration" and will feature multidisciplinary presentations by bioengineers, chemists and clinical scientists on emerging topics in immunology and stem cells as well as basic and translational aspects of biomaterials science.
The amount of biomedical data being generated nationally is exploding, and holds great promise for research.
The data is often organized in the form of networks, which provide insights into interactions among the components of biological systems, such as molecules, genes and cells, as well as associations between these components, their function, diseases and drugs.
But the lack of efficient and effective ways to store, access and query this Big Data slows discovery and applications to improve human health, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Case Western Reserve University researcher Mehmet Koyuturk, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was awarded a $1.3 million grant from NIH to help develop open-source software to store and make this mountain range of information handy.
Last spring, Case Western Reserve University Radiology Professor Mark Griswold told the world about ways Microsoft’s new HoloLens technology could transform teaching and learning. Last week, President Barbara R. Snyder and medical student Satyam Ghodasara joined Griswold in providing more details about how HoloLens could reshape education.
“We’ve been teaching human anatomy for the same way for [one] hundred years,” President Snyder begins in a video “case study” Microsoft released Thursday at its annual Research Faculty Summit. “Students get a cadaver, then they look at medical illustrations, and it’s completely two dimensional—and the human body isn’t.”
CardioInsight Technologies Inc., a privately-held, Cleveland-based medical device company, has been acquired by major global medical device company Medtronic. The acquisition will further advance electrocardiographic mapping technology initially researched and developed in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University’s Case School of Engineering and licensed through the university’s technology management office.
CardioInsight further developed a non-invasive advanced cardiac mapping system to map electrical disorders of the heart. The company’s ECVUE system is the first non-invasive mapping system to provide simultaneous, 3-D, multi-chamber mapping and localization of cardiac arrhythmia.