Two ENG Student Teams Announced as ITEC $50K New Venture Competition Finalists

Congratulations to the two College of Engineering teams that have been selected to progress to the Finals of the BU Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialization $50K New Venture Competition on April 4, 2012.

They include:

NexGen Arrays, Sunmin Ahn, ENG ’12

NexGen Arrays’ next generation microarray slides provide increased sensitivity for fluorescent assays, and allow label-free mass density measurements. The team is developing a microarray reader that allows rapid optimization of the array. The design permits fabrication at a fraction of the cost of readers currently on the market without compromising on performance. Supporting team members include: George Daaboul, ENG ’13, Alex Reddington, ENG ’13, Margo Monroe, ENG ’13, Philipp Spuhler, PhD, ENG ’12, David Freedman, PhD, ENG ’10 and Carlos Lopez, PhD, ENG ’07.

Stabiliz Orthopaedics, Michael Adelizzi, ENG ’02

Stabiliz Orthopaedics focuses on developing innovative orthopaedic medical devices for the treatment of traumatic bone fractures. The lead Stabiliz product is a hybrid metallic-resorbable plate and screw system. This novel system allows surgeons to customize the healing process, eliminating the need for future surgeries and reducing overall healthcare costs. Supporting team members include: Douglas Cerynik, MD, and Bradley Grossman.

The finalists will present their business plans on April 4.

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