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NJIT students win seed capital and expert guidance to launch business ventures
Date:1/31/2013

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The NJIT/Capital One Bank collaboration aims to ignite business development in Newark by empowering budding entrepreneurs. The initiative is an extension of Capital One Bank's efforts to invest in economic opportunities for local individuals, families and businesses throughout New Jersey. More follows about the ADHC undergrads.

A team of IDS Honors College sophomores, who are developing a "painless needle" were among the four NJIT winning teams. The young inventors say that over 80 percent of parents would pay for a solution to eliminate the pain of needles when their children get shots or blood tests. With their simple inexpensive device that numbs the skin almost instantly at the point of injection, this company says it is poised to solve a major problem without significant changes to any medical procedures. Team members are biology major Isaac Daudelin, of Independence; mechanical engineering major Brian Taylor and biology major Jeremy Jen, both of Bloomfield; and electrical engineering major William Heberling, of Caldwell.

Safer Surgery Solutions was solely developed by ADHC junior Margaret Christian, of Lake Hopatcong, who one day hopes to become a physician. Christian may certainly have a foot in the door with her invention she calls Safer Surgery Solutions. She says that 95,000 Americans annually undergo cardiothoracic surgery to repair heart valves. This solution highlights a new surgical instrument to reduce operating time from 60 to 40 minutes, while saving $122 per minute of operating room costs, reducing complications, increasing surgical precision and simplifying a common procedure. Instead of making many stitches, the patent-pending device makes multiple simultaneous stitches.

"AutisMind" developed by a team of ADHC juniors wowed the judges. The students behind this invention say that out of 150 million children in the US and 67 million globally have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Diso
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Contact: Sheryl Weinstein
973-596-3436
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Source:Eurekalert

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