Three Early Stage UW Start-ups win LSDF’s inaugural corporate grants

July 23, 2012 – The Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) today announced nearly $570,000 in awards in its inaugural corporate grant program to support commercialization of new health and health-care products by four early-stage Washington-based companies.

Three of the four awards were granted to UW start-ups: EchoGuide Medical – producing small, handheld, single-use echolocation devices to guide the insertion of catheters into the brain; Viket Medical – developing a series of tools for minimally invasive brain surgery; and Nexgenia – optimizing novel reagents to improve the speed and sensitivity of clinical assays for diagnosing various diseases.

Read the press release.