May 9, 2006
Bioengineering graduate student Philip Lee and his team won third place in the annual UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition.
The UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition was organized by Berkeley MBA students at the Haas School of Business in 1998 to help transform university innovations into viable commercial enterprises. It is hosted by the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in partnership with UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering and School of Information, as well as with the UC San Francisco Innovation Accelerator.
Lee’s plan, CellASIC, involved developing a platform capable of mimicking the body’s cellular environment for improved drug screening, tissue engineering and stem cell research. Team members include Michael Kingston, a UC Berkeley MBA student and Paul Hung graduate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Philip Lee is a researcher in Bioengineering Professor Luke Lee’s nanotechnology lab.