Purdue academics are using two newly designated entrepreneurship fellows to help them communicate their developing ideas in health care, biomedicine, and the life sciences with investors willing to help solve health-care problems.
Milad Alucozai and Oscar Moralez, both of whom have held senior positions in private venture capital companies, were recently named the first two entrepreneurship fellows in a joint program established by Purdue’s Bindley Bioscience Center and the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE).
With a four-pronged strategy addressing health systems, population health and health equality, health data science, and health education and communication, RCHE has announced its ambition to greatly increase its ability to invent, verify, and implement new solutions in health care. At the same time, scientists and engineers at Bindley, a center for multidisciplinary life sciences research, are collaborating to acquire deep knowledge and develop new research paradigms. Bindley promotes large-scale, multi-investigator research by providing innovative tools. Bindley collaborates on these projects with Purdue’s Birck Nanotechnology Center, Center for Cancer Research, and Purdue Center for Drug Discovery.