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    UW Spin-out PhysioSonics Gets FDA Approval for Monitoring Brain Blood Flow

    PhysioSonics, a UW spin-out company founded in 2000 by Robert Frederickson, Michel Kliot, Pierre Mourad, and Jeffrey Jarvik, has won approval from the FDA to start selling its Presto 1000 Flow Monitor system in the U.S., according to CEO Brad Harlow. The technology automates the way technicians and physicians monitor blood flow in the brain. Instead of having a technician manually hold an ultrasound transducerView More

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    UW Spin-out Cardiac Insight’s Heart Monitor and Software featured in Seattle Business Magazine

    In 2010, UW cardiologist David Linker founded the start-up Cardiac Insight with CEO Brad Harlow to produce a device, called the Stealth Ambulatory Monitor, which uses an algorithm that quickly and accurately detects an irregular heartbeat. It’s the size of a watchband and weighs a quarter of an ounce. Cardiac Insight is licensing the patent for the monitor from the University of Washington. “We’ve madeView More

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    UW Spin-out SNUPI launches with $1.5 million in funding

    SNUPI Technologies, a new UW spin-out company that takes advantage of the wiring already in homes to create a wireless sensor network, launched today with $1.5 million in funding from Madrona Venture Group, Radar Partners and the founders. The technology, also called SNUPI (Sensor Network Utilizing Powerline Infrastructure), was developed at the University of Washington and Georgia Institute of Technology by Professors Shwetak Patel andView More

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    Short Film about UW technology “tumor paint” competing in Sundance Festival

    A short (3 min) film about Tumor Paint, a technology invented by the UW, Fred Hutch, and Children’s Hospital, has been created and submitted to the Sundance Film Festival. Tumor Paint makes cancer cells in the brain light up so that they can be more easily identified and removed during surgery such that more healthy tissue can be preserved. The film is a semi-finalist forView More

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    Tabletop Card Game “Control-Alt-Hack” Released by UW Researchers

    UW Spin-out RGB Hats has announced the release of a new computer security-themed card game titled Control-Alt-Hack™: White Hat Hacking for Fun and Profit, based on the mechanics of Ninja Burger from gaming powerhouse Steve Jackson Games. Players of Control-Alt-Hack work for Hackers, Inc., an elite computer security company of ethical (a.k.a., white hat) hackers who perform security audits and provide consultation services. Their motto?View More

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    Nascent UW Spin-out PatientStream has broad ambitions in the $2.5 trillion health care industry

    [Excerpted from Foster Business, Fall 2012] It began with a problem. A glaring inefficiency of the modern hospital that is as pervasive as it is puzzling. In this age of digitized everything, the status of virtually every patient in virtually every medical department in America is manually tracked by erasable marker on an overcrowded white board. Still. Ben Andersen (UW MBA 2012) took up theView More

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    UW Spin-out Resolve Therapeutics Raises $5.8 Million in Private Financing

    Seattle, WA – (November 1, 2012) – Resolve Therapeutics, LLC today announced that the company has raised $5.8 million in a Series B private-equity financing. The financing was led by previous investor New Science Ventures, with the participation of new investor WRF Capital (venture investment arm of Washington Research Foundation) and previous investor Easton Capital. “These funds give Resolve the necessary resources to advance ourView More

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    UW/Nortis Bio Among 17 Recipients of $132M Tissue Chip Project Awards

    A Seattle team of UW researchers in partnership with biotech start-up company Nortis, are among 17 research projects funded to improve methods for predicting whether newly developed drugs will be safe in humans by creating human tissues on a chip. NIH, DARPA and the FDA plan to contribute $132 million over the next five years to fund this initiative. The goal is to develop humanView More

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    UW Spin-out Zplasma featured in Xconomy & UW Today

    UW spin-out company Zplasma, co-founded by UW professors Uri Shumlak, Aeronautics & Astronautics, and Brian Nelson, Electrical Engineering, are featured in the Xconomy story: “New UW Spinout Zplasma Aims to Keep Moore’s Law Humming” and UW Today story: “Plasma startup creates high-energy light to make smaller microchips.” Shumlak and Nelson have developed a method for producing the high-powered light used to turn pieces of silicon intoView More

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    UW Spin-out Kona Medical Secures $30M in Financing to Pursue Novel Hypertension Therapy

    Kona Medical announced it has raised $30 million in Series C financing to advance its novel hypertension therapy. The company was founded in 2009 by CEO Michael Gertner and is headquartered near Seattle in Bellevue, Washington. Kona Medical licensed technology from the University of Washington, developed by UW researchers Jessica Foley, James Little, and Shahram Vaezy, that uses high intensity focused ultrasound to treat nerves. View More