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.
Eko Devices, a startup of Bioe undergrad alum Connor Landgraf, is one of ten startups selected to present live on stage at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show this January. The top three winners get the chance of a lifetime to pitch Sir Richard Branson on his private island. Eko competed against nearly 2,000 other applicants in the Extreme Tech Challenge to become one of the final ten.
The CellScope otoscope, based on the CellScope pioneered by Dan Fletcher’s lab, is being developed by alumnus Erik Douglas’ startup Cellscope, Inc.
Eko Devices, a startup company by a BioE alum that spun out from a BioE 192 capstone design project, was featured in the Daily Cal for their high-tech stethoscope redesign.
BioE undergraduate alum Sasha Denisin, now a PhD student at Stanford, partnered with the Stanford Department of Bioengineering to run a 6-week hands-on design experience in bioengineering for high school students.
PhD alumni Eric Steen (’10) and Jeff Dietrich (’11) are featured in “Synthetic Biology 2.0” in Wired magazine online. The article discusses their startup company Lygos and the the up-and-coming garage garage industry of synthetic biology. Read the full article at Wired.
June 6, 2013 – Eko Devices, a startup company nurtured at the Skydeck incubator, was one of two Berkeley startups to win $100,000 in funding from Founder.org. Eko’s diagnostic device started out as a project in BioE 192, the senior capstone design course.