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Ohio Third Frontier Commission approves funding for four early-stage technology companies being developed at CWRU

Four early-stage tech companies at Case Western Reserve University each will receive $50,000 from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission to further develop and bring their products to the marketplace.
 
The Ohio Third Frontier Technology Validation and Start-Up Fund (TVSF), which provides grants to advance technology developed by Ohio institutions of higher education and other nonprofit research institutions, last week approved seven of 19 proposals statewide for Phase I funding.
 
Engineering researchers at Case Western Reserve submitted four of the seven proposals.

CWRU researchers tailor power source for wearable electronics

Wearable power sources for wearable electronics are limited by the size of garments.
 
With that in mind, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed flexible wire-shaped microsupercapacitors that can be woven into a jacket, shirt or dress.
 
By their design or by connecting the capacitors in series or parallel, the devices can be tailored to match the charge storage and delivery needs of electronics donned.

New technology may standardize sickle cell disease screening for infants

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University and the Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center presented new research findings at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology in Orlando in early December.
 
In a poster presentation, mechanical and aerospace engineering PhD candidate Yunus Alapan, Umut Gurkan, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and Jane Little, director of the Adult Sickle Cell Anemia Center at the UH Seidman Cancer Center and associate professor at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, presented the latest findings related to a new technology aimed at facilitating early detection of sickle cell disease for infants in developing countries.

CWRU researchers to make virtual energy audits a reality

Case Western Reserve University researchers were awarded a $1.4 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to develop software to perform virtual energy audits of light commercial buildings.
 
In addition to audits, the computer program will enable a building owner to assess energy efficiency and elicit the most cost-effective solutions to energy waste.

CWRU researchers building digital pathology tools to predict cancer outcomes

Case Western Reserve University researchers have been awarded two grants totaling $3.16 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create analytic software for managing, annotating, sharing and analyzing digital pathology imaging data.
 
Anant Madabhushi, a professor of biomedical engineering, will lead a seven-institute consortium to expand the capabilities of a freely available pathology image viewer, building what they call a “pathology image informatics platform” (PIIP).
 
To begin, the PIIP will focus on tools for quantifying tissue-based biomarkers and disease patterns on digital images of prostate and breast cancer biopsy.