The Eko Core smart stethoscope, conceived in the BioE capstone design course and brought to market by BioE alum Connor Landgraf and his team at Eko Devices, has been named one of the 25 best inventions of 2015 by Time magazine!
Congratulations to 5 startups founded by BioE alumni, all nominated for 2015 QB3 awards:
Diassess and Privail for Diagnostics Startup of the Year, Bolt Threads and Lygos for Synthetic Biology Startup of the Year, and Magnetic Insight for Groundbreaking Science.
Learn how alumni startup Bolt Threads spins its synthetic spider silk.
Learn more about diagnostics startup Privail from BioE alum and CEO Anwaar Al-Zireeni in this Elevator Pitch video from Skydeck.
The digital stethoscope designed by BioE undergrad startup Eko Devices has won federal permission to enter the market.
Professor Amy Herr, alumna Kelly Gardner, and their startup Zephyrus Biosciences were featured in an article on startup innovation in the Daily Cal.
Bolt Threads, a startup company founded by BioE PhD alum David Breslauer, is planning to revolutionize the clothing industry by spinning spider silk from engineered yeast.
BioE alumna Charvi Shetty was profiled in Berkeley Engineer magazine this semester with her startup company, Knox Diagnostics. She’s developing an inexpensive asthma diagnostic, first designed in the Bioe Senior Capstone course.
Eko Devices, a startup company spun out of the BioE 192 Senior Capstone Design course, has announced the start of a clinical study with UCSF Cardiology and the closing of a $2 million funding round. Core by Eko is the first stethoscope to be wirelessly connected to a smart device, and is set to retail for $199 beginning Summer 2015 pending clearance by the FDA.