Navigation Links
WPI Biomedical Technology in final 4 of international business plan contest
Date:2/27/2013

n a media release announcing the finalists. "The AUTM Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of academic technology commercialization professionals under one roof, and is a unique opportunity for venture capitalists to access the latest academic breakthroughs ripe for investment."

About the width of a human hair, the microthreads VitaThreads produces are made of collagen, fibrin, and other biologic materials. The microthreads can be braided into cable-like structures that mimic natural tissues like tendons, ligaments, and muscle fibers. First developed in Pins's lab as a potential tool for repairing torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) in the knee, the microthreads were adapted by Pins and Gaudette for use as biological sutures to deliver bone marrowderived stem cells to regenerate cardiac muscle damaged during a heart attack. Other WPI labs are using the threads, seeded with varying cell types, as scaffolds for wound healing and skeletal muscle regeneration, among other purposes.

"The VitaThreads case is a great example of how WPI strives to accelerate innovation and develop ideas into products that meet important needs," said Todd Keiller, director of technology transfer at WPI and a member of AUTM.

Pins and Gaudette are co-founders of the company and serve as scientific advisors to the VitaThreads management team, which includes co-founders Collette and CEO Harry Wotton '94. The company began operations within WPI's Bioengineering Institute and has since moved to its own space within the Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives (MBI) incubator facility at Gateway Park in Worcester. Its first clinical target is to develop a new treatment for Achilles tendon injuries.

"This is a special opportunity to put WPI and our technology on an international stage, in front of a group of people who can help bring these potential new therapies to the clinic," Pins said. "Just making the final four in this level of competition already feels li
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Cohen
mcohen@wpi.edu
508-868-4778
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Nuisance seaweed found to produce compounds with biomedical potential
2. MADRID-MIT M+Vision Consortium hosts Biomedical Innovation Conference 2012
3. UMass Medical School scientist named 2012 Pew Latin-American Fellow in the Biomedical Sciences
4. 22 of Americas most promising scientists selected as Pew Biomedical Scholars
5. Top young Latin-American scientists named Pew Biomedical Fellows
6. Saladax Biomedical Enters into Master Collaboration Agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb
7. BGI Tech and BAB jointly develop transgenic mice platform for biomedical research
8. Reproducibility Initiative to increase the value of biomedical research
9. £30 million boost for biomedical engineering research
10. MU celebrates $5 million partnership for advancing biomedical discoveries
11. CNIO participates in the ENCODE project: A stride forward in biomedical research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
WPI Biomedical Technology in final 4 of international business plan contest
(Date:9/30/2014)... have completed the first comprehensive numerical simulation of skeletal ... in an image as data points for the computer ... led by J.S. Chen, the William Prager Professor of ... UC San Diego, presented their findings on the development ... this month. Chen also gave a keynote speech about ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... September 30, 2014--Sea monkeys have captured the popular attention ... easily observable life cycle -- sold as dehydrated eggs, ... given little more than a tank of salt water. ... pattern: Like other zooplankton, brine shrimp vertically migrate in ... closer to the surface at night and retreating deeper ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... to tetrachloroethylene (PCE) in drinking water may increase ... to a new study led by a Boston ... study, published in the journal Environmental Health ... pregnancies among 1,766 women in Cape Cod, Ma., ... to the early 1980s by the installation of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):First comprehensive meshfree numerical simulation of skeletal muscle tissue achieved 2Laser-guided sea monkeys show how zooplankton migrations may affect global ocean currents 2Contaminated water linked to pregnancy complications, BU study finds 2
... VA. (Jan. 25, 2012) --- A comprehensive investigation of ... forward in our understanding of how cocoa flavanols work ... benefits. Through the development of improved analytical methods, this ... of flavanols, which calls into question the reliability of ...
... -- Research!America,s Board chair, former Congressman John Edward Porter ... investment in basic research. , "America,s leadership is ... investments in discovery and development," said Porter. "We ... and Europe integrate science and technology into economic growth ...
... and aims to help residential, commercial and industrial building owners ... guide them through the best materials to use. ... research into practice by trialling a white roof on its ... talk about the energy consumption benefits of white roofs and ...
Cached Biology News:Recent study by Mars, Incorporated and partners underscores importance of metabolism in understanding health benefits of cocoa flavanols 2State of the Union speech: Promising outlook for research and innovation 2White roofs to make for cooler Melbourne buildings 2
(Date:10/1/2014)... 2014 The U.S. Department of Labor ... University Edwardsville as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance ... is co-administered by the Department of Labor and Department ... Labor Thomas E. Perez and Secretary of Education Arne ... training grants to nearly 270 colleges across the country. ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... news release is available in German . ... crystal around several quantum dots in a semiconductor layer. Quantum ... consequence of atomic processes. If a short laser pulse is ... and the quantum dot experiences a change in the electromagnetic ... down the emission of light by the dot. As soon ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... analog of one of nature,s most efficient light-harvesting ... led by Alejandro Briseno of the University of ... developing long-sought polymer architecture to boost power-conversion efficiency ... devices. , Briseno, with colleagues and graduate ... University and Dresden University of Technology, Germany, report ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Shimadzu Scientific Instruments ... easy-to-use and highly precise tool for measuring displacement ... elongation. With 1000-mm maximum movement distance, the DSES-1000 ... a gauge length of 10 mm. In addition, ... above 50-mm stroke and within +/- 100 µm ...
Breaking Biology Technology:U.S. Dept. of Labor Awards SIUE Nearly $10-Million Grant 2U.S. Dept. of Labor Awards SIUE Nearly $10-Million Grant 3U.S. Dept. of Labor Awards SIUE Nearly $10-Million Grant 4Ultrafast remote switching of light emission 2Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells 2Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells 3Shimadzu’s New Long-Travel Extensometer Increases Precision for Soft Material Testing 2
... Sabila Industrial Originally Certified ISO in January 2003 ... Any Company They Audited Performed at Such a ... High Quality Level" ... - Company Dedicated to Quality, IRVING, Texas, Sept. 6 Carrington,Laboratories, Inc. (Pink ...
... Allergan, Inc. has partnered with fashion designer Kara ... Faces in Fashion on a campaign called,"Project: Sweat ... medical,condition called severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis or excessive,underarm ... on women,s lifestyle,choices, as well as available treatment ...
... NPS,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: NPSP ) announced today that ... all of its outstanding 3.0% Convertible,Notes due 2008. The ... 4, 2007, unless extended. The tender offer, which is ... letter of transmittal, is not,subject to the receipt of ...
Cached Biology Technology:Carrington Reports on ISO 9001:2000 Inspection at Sabila Industrial in Costa Rica 2Carrington Reports on ISO 9001:2000 Inspection at Sabila Industrial in Costa Rica 3MultiVu Video Feed: Allergan, Inc. Partners With "Project Runway" Designer Kara Saun and Gen Art Fresh Faces In Fashion to Raise Awareness About Excessive Underarm Sweating 2NPS Pharmaceuticals Commences Tender Offer for 3.0% Convertible Notes Due 2008 2NPS Pharmaceuticals Commences Tender Offer for 3.0% Convertible Notes Due 2008 3NPS Pharmaceuticals Commences Tender Offer for 3.0% Convertible Notes Due 2008 4