Learn about the startup journey from BioE PhD alum Akwasi Apori!
Alumna Elizabeth Schneider, PhD 2011, shares her experience catching, and surviving, COVID-19.
BioE PhD alumna Kate Hammond Rosenbluth is featured in the San Francisco Business Times series, “Women Who Lead in Life Sciences”. “Cala Health aims to restore functionality to essential tremor patients with wearables” explains her company’s successful launch of a revolutionary therapeutic device.
Professor Amy Herr, Faculty Director of the new Bakar BioEnginuity Hub, played a major role in the launch of UC Berkeley’s Light the Way fundraising campaign at the kickoff event on February 29. Herr previewed the new campus hub building and showcased an amazing group bioengineering startup entrepreneurs, including: alum Kelly Gardner and Josh Molho of ProteinSimple, Prof John Dueber and alum Tammy Hsu of Tinctorium, Prof Niren Murthy and postdoc alum Naresh Sunkara of BioAmp Diagnostics, and Prof Steve Conolly and alum Patrick Goodwill of Magnetic Insight.
Correlia Biosystems was named the 2020 SLAS Ignite Award winner from the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening, an award that recognizes the best exhibiting start-up or emerging company at the conference Innovation AveNEW. Correlia was founded by BioE PhDs Akwasi Apori and Samuel Tia, and former postdoc Kursad Araz, all from Professor Herr’s lab.
BioE startup Novome Biotechnologies, founded by BioE PhDs Will DeLoache, Zachary Russ, and Weston Whitaker, has secured $33 million in a Series A financing. Novome is focused on treating chronic diseases with the first platform for controlled and robust colonization of the human gut with engineered therapeutic bacteria.
Tara Armand, MEng ’17 (BIOE), currently works as an R&D Scientist at Siemens Healthcare Laboratory. A two-time Cal graduate, Tara takes us through her academic and professional career, and provides some tips for current students.
At the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2019 alumni startup Eko Devices presented results in collaboration with Mayo Clinic demonstrating the use of the DUO digital stethoscope as a heart failure screening tool. This is the first time that a point of care device with a single lead ECG combined with an AI algorithm identified low ejection fraction in patients.
Meng capstone team Project AsTeR took 4th place in the 2019 IBM Call for Code, an international competition that solicits technology-based ideas that can help mitigate the catastrophic effects of natural disasters. Team members Meryll Dindin, Pierre-Louis Missler, Florian Fesch, Oskar Radermecker and Thomas Galeon are MEng alumni from several departments, including Bioengineering.