AdvanceCath victorious in techTITANS innovation competition

AdvanceCath’s Foley Catheter won the grand prize of $5,000 at the techTITANS final round recently at the University of Utah (the U). The product offers a new way to reduce urinary tract infections, which add billions of dollars of additional health care costs per year in the United States by preventing the growth of bacterial […]

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Video Games Help Patients and Health Care Providers

Can video games help patients with cancer, diabetes, asthma, depression, autism and Parkinson’s disease? A new publication by researchers from the University of Utah, appearing in the Sept 19 issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine, indicates video games can be therapeutic and are already beginning to show health-related benefits. The lead author of the paper […]

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U students win People’s Choice Award in clean tech finals

Navillum, a team of three M.B.A. students and three researchers from the University of Utah, won the People’s Choice Award at the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, which concluded June 13 with an awards ceremony at the White House. About 300 teams from across the country competed in the inaugural competition sponsored by the […]

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MBA students win $100,000 with quantum dot technology

Quantum dots might be the next big thing in the electronic industry. Scientists are just starting to understand the uses for these manmade, semiconductor nanocrystals. Quantum dots can emit a wider range of light with less energy than existing materials, so many believe they will be used in future generations of solar panels, televisions, cellphones […]

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CNN Money features startup Xandem

CNN Money featured University of Utah startup Xandem recently, highlighting the company’s motion-detection technology that “sees through walls.” The company is the product of former doctoral student Joey Wilson and professor Neal Patwari, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. CNN wrote: “Xandem’s secret sauce is its use of radio waves, which […]

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Students eliminate stovetop fires, claim $40,000 at UEC

The shrill warning of a smoke alarm has always signaled danger — yet a new device detects the alarm and shuts off power to the stove, successfully eliminating a fire threat. That invention and the student team behind it, called Active Alarm, earned the grand prize and $40,000 in this year’s Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (UEC). […]

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University of Utah Research Leads to Commercialization of “Smart Feeding Tube”

Feeding tubes are not as harmless as they seem. Every year in the U.S. over 40,000 feeding tubes are mistakenly placed into a patient’s lungs, which results in an estimated 6,000 deaths. But a University of Utah startup company, Veritract Inc., hopes to end these risks by making the placement of feeding tubes much safer […]

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U of U Business Plan Team Accepted into World’s Largest and Richest Business Plan Competition

A team from the Lassonde New Venture Development Center at the University of Utah was chosen from 339 business plan teams from around the world to compete in this year’s Rice Business Plan Competition. Charity Williams, graduating in May with juris doctorate; Sean Mills, graduating with an MBA and Justin Baker, a second-year bioengineering Ph.D. […]

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U of U Graduate Business Team Wins National Innovation Competition

There’s no spring break for three University of Utah graduate students who returned to campus today with the life sciences grand prize-$20,000 in cash and $20,000 of in-kind services-from the Carnegie Mellon McGinnis Venture Competition. The U of U team competed against 30 teams of graduate students from 24 colleges and universities over a 3-day […]

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