2019 AWARDS ANNOUNCED

We are extremely excited to announce this year's newly funded projects in the Columbia Biomedical Technology Accelerator portfolio. 

Funds are awarded to perform a "killer experiment", that is, an experiment that will substantially remove risk and leave no doubt that the product will be an improvement over the status quo. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING TEAMS!

BiomedX Awards:

DIAGNOSTICS

Cuffless, non-invasive, and self-calibrating device for accurate and ambulatory measurements of blood pressure. Samuel K. Sia, PhD; Daichi Shimbo, MD

Rapid, point-of-care, low-cost aneuploidy screening using a handheld nanopore-based DNA sequencer.  Zev Williams, MD, PhD; Shan Wei, PhD

IMMUNOSCIENCES

Improved T cell production through Immunomesh. Lance C. Kam, PhD, Pawel J. Muranski, MD **Co-funded with ACT (Accelerating Cancer Therapeutics, initiative of Cancer Center)

CARDIOLOGY

Biomimetic lung sealant to rapidly heal pulmonary air leaks, decrease recovery time, and reduce healthcare costs. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, PhD; Matthew Bacchetta, MD, MBA

Ignition Awards:

THERAPEUTICS

A novel CRISPR/Cas 9 Based Mutation Correction Method for Hemoglobinopathies. Suleyman Ucuncuoglu, PhD; Wendy Chung, MD, PhD **Co-funded with TRx, initiative of CTSA from NIH and Irving Institute

Drug Based Modulation of Endogenous Fibrocartilage Stem Cells for TMJ Regeneration.  Mildred C. Embree, MS, DMD, PhD; Mo Chen, PhD, MBA  **Co-funded with TRx, initiative of CTSA from NIH and Irving Institute

To see all projects funded by BiomedX, click HERE.