Pitt Marks Another Record-breaking Year in Innovation 

A disposable surgical retractor system that decreases time in the operating room. An antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning that removes potentially deadly CO from the blood more effectively than current hyperbaric treatment. An augmented-reality patient simulator that enables health care trainees to practice and perfect clinical skills safely and on-demand. These and 20 other innovative and impactful discoveries — all developed […]

Madison patient-data reporting company raises $15M 

A Madison company is planning to use $15 million in recently raised funds to expand commercialization of its tech-based medical management platform. Investors participating in the round of funding for HealthMyne included Madison’s Venture Investors, the largest venture capital fund in Wisconsin, 4490 Ventures, another Madison venture fund, and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), the patent and licensing organization […]

University of Michigan’s $10M funding program aims to encourage big, darling ideas

The University of Michigan College of Engineering is kicking off a $10 million funding program that’s designed to encourage the pursuit of big, daring ideas. The Ann Arbor school says Thursday the projects include artificial photosynthesis in making a sustainable vehicle fuel; a new approach to making “nanobiotics” to fight drug-resistant bacteria; new ways to take carbon […]