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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