Pivot Bio, founded by Bioengineering PhD alumnus Karsten Temme, was named #8 in Fast Company’s 2019 “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” list, in the Food sector. Pivot Bio makes the world’s first nitrogen-producing microbial that grafts onto corn to act as a sustainable fertilizer.
2014 BioE MEng alum Po-Jui (Ray) Chiu has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30! Po-Jui worked with Professor Seung-Wuk Lee to develop accurate, cheap, bio-based sensor platforms for detecting airborne chemicals. He went on to found promising startup BioInspira, creating low-cost bio-inspired chemical sensors.
BioE startup GenEdit, founded by Professor Niren Murthy and PhD alumnus Kunwoo Lee, has received new seed funding to pursue their nonviral nanoparticle CRISPR-delivery system.
Congrats to alumnus Patrick Goodwill and Prof Steve Conolly for securing Series A funding for their startup, Magnetic Insight. The $18M will support commercial growth of Magnetic Particle Imaging in cell therapy, vascular, and oncology applications.
Alumni startup Eko has announced a collaboration with Mayo Clinic to develop and commercialize a machine learning-based algorithm that screens patients for the presence of a low ejection fraction – a weak heart pump.
Phd alumnus Ovijit Chaudhuri, now a professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford University, has uncovered a previously unknown mechanism cancerous cells use to break through the basement membrane, allowing the tumor to become invasive.
Alumni startup Bolt Threads has taken synthetic spider silk from fiction to fashion. Forbes magazine delves into their history and future creating multiple synthetic fabrics inspired by nature and accomplished through bioengineering.
Get to know PhD alumna Laura’s work with Booz Allen Hamilton.