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    Congrats to PolyDrop, Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 Environmental Innovation Challenge!

    Twenty student teams from Washington pitched their innovations at the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge yesterday afternoon, addressing today’s energy, urban agriculture, recycling, built environment and water-related problems with novel solutions. Now in its fifth year, the EIC focuses on the development of prototypes that solve today’s biggest environmental problems and have market potential. Congratulations to the 2013 winners! $10,000 Grand Prize (sponsored by the UWView More

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    UW Spin-out Impel Neuropharma Named a Top “Innovation in Medical Devices” by Seattle Business Magazine

    UW Spin-out Impel Neuropharma, which has developed a unique nasal delivery device that utilizes direct “nose-to-brain” transport to improve drug delivery, was honored with a Silver Award in the category of “Innovation in Medical Devices” at Seattle Business magazine’s fifth celebration of extraordinary achievement in health care. Impel NeuroPharma’s Pressurized Olfactory Delivery (POD) device delivers aerosolized drugs to the upper nasal cavity where they areView More

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    Video: Funding your commercializaton project through a corporate partnership

    If you missed the C4C talk in December by UW Professor Daniel Chiu, on funding a start-up through investment by a corporate partners, we’ve created a 10-minute video synopsis that you can view here. This talk is part of the C4C’s lecture series featuring UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows. Daniel T. Chiu is the A. Bruce Montgomery Professor of Chemistry, Endowed Professor of Analytical Chemistry,View More

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    UW technology LumiSands receives $150K NSF proof-of-concept grant

    The National Science Foundation has granted a UW technology project LumiSands an award of $150 thousand to demonstrate the commercial viability of its silicone nanoparticles. Phosphors are crucial to modern society, especially in the lighting and display industries, where the majority of phosphors used are derived from rare-earth elements. The extraction and processing of rare-earths are, however, a health and environmental hazard, and its supplyView More

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    UW Spin-out JointMetrix Medical Presents Novel Joint Monitoring Technology

    JointMetrix Medical has developed novel remote monitoring technology for use in conjunction with joint replacement surgery. An abstract describing use of the system was presented today at the 2013 Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society in San Antonio, TX. The system was developed by JointMetrix Medical in collaboration with a team of clinicians and researchers at University of Washington’s Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.View More

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    UW Spinout Kona Medical Raises $10 Million More in Series C Funding

    Kona Medical Inc. has raised $10 million in new Series C equity and debt financing.That brings its Series C total to $40 million, including $30 million raised in May. The Series C round included two large-cap strategic investors who joined with prior investors Essex Woodlands, Domain Associates, Morgenthaler Ventures, Western Technology Investments, BioStar Ventures, and individuals in the financing. Silicon Valley Bank provided the debtView More

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    C4C Event Oct 4: Medical Device and Diagnostics – Early Regulatory Product with a Product in Mind

    Bringing a product to market in a regulated area can be challenging. Early planning can smooth the path to and through the FDA, and help you make the most of limited dollars. Join us to learn more about what to expect in filing for regulatory approval and how best to design your bench studies with that goal in mind. Presenters Mike Maloney and Kirk VanView More

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    App lets you monitor lung health using only a smartphone

    [Excerpted from UW Today] A new tool from researchers at the University of Washington, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s hospital lets people monitor their lung function at home or on the go simply by blowing into their smartphones. A paper presented this month at the Association for Computing Machinery’s International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing showed results that came within 5 percent of commercial devices, meaningView More