Vitapul Injectables: Improving the Shelf-Life and Accessibility of Epinephrine

Vitapul Injectables is on a mission to save lives by improving the treatment of severe allergic reactions. With help from programs at the University of Utah, the student founders are developing a device to inject epinephrine, a drug that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in lungs, in a way that is cheaper and more […]

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Bench to Bedside Kicks Off 2018-19 Season: Compete for $140K!

The Bench to Bedside 2018-19 season begins this month with a Kick-Off Event on Monday, Sept. 17, and concludes with the Competition Night in April 2019. Top teams are awarded more than $140,000 in prize money to support further project development. This exciting and vibrant program at the University of Utah introduces multi-disciplinary students to […]

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U Doctor, Students Raise $975,000 for Intubation Tech

While treating people in Africa, University of Utah anesthesiologist Sean Runnels invented a suite of intubation tools for placing breathing tubes during medical procedures. Now, he is moving rapidly toward selling the products. With help from students at the U’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and the Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC), he refined his […]

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2018 Bench-to-Bedside Awards Grand Prize to Real-Time Fertility Device

Fertility issues can be physically and emotionally taxing for couples that can be exacerbated by the financial strain associated with assisted reproductive technology. For many people, trying to start a family, which should be the happiest time of their lives, can become draining. These sentiments are shared by 12 to 13 percent of United States […]

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