GAIA: Improving Prosthetic Technology

Nick Witham, a biomedical engineering Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, founded GAIA Technologies with a goal to change lives through better prosthetics. GAIA is doing this as a prosthetics component company that builds sensor arrays to measure muscle shapes. The outcome: more affordable and higher-functioning prosthetic limbs. GAIA’s sensor array technology can be […]

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2020 Bench to Bedside Grant Prize Winner Could Streamline Physical Therapy

Optima Recovery’s combination hot and cold physical therapy device won the $25,000 grand prize in the 2020 Bench to Bedside Competition earlier this month. Their device meets a common need for physical therapists, athletic trainers, and medical professionals who regularly use hot and cold treatments to promote healing and recovery to strained and injured muscles. […]

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Heimdall Health: Better Diagnostics for Ear Infections

Tarek Marrouche came to the Master of Business Creation program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business with an innovative solution for a common medical problem — middle ear infections in children. While a master’s student studying biomedical engineering at the U, Marrouche learned that middle ear infections are one of the […]

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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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