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MIT Deshpande Center announces Fall 2012 research grants
Date:12/4/2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT today announced it is awarding $706,000 in grants to ten MIT research teams currently working on early-stage technologies. These projects have the potential to make a significant impact on our quality of life in cancer treatment, computation, arthritis, recovery from cataract surgery, semiconductor manufacture, image processing, retinal disease detection, food production and distribution.

The Deshpande Center, acting as a catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship, awards grants that fund proof-of-concept explorations and validation for emerging technologies. "These projects are great examples of the exciting research at MIT. Each of them has the potential to significantly benefit to peoples' lives," says Ian A. Waitz, dean of the School of Engineering. "From healthcare, to big data, to semiconductors, to the food industry -- the Deshpande Center increases the impact of MIT's researchers by accelerating the movement of their work out of the lab and into practical solutions that benefit society."

The fall 2012 grant recipients are:

  • Novel Oral Mucosa Drug Delivery Project: Jane-Jane Chen and Manijeh Goldberg with Kuan Chen, Sonya Goldberg, Marcela Linares, Chovi Nazaire, Kamal Sandhu, Josh Santos, Keeon Tabrizi, and Warren Whyte
    The current treatment of oral cancer is to intravenously administer a highly toxic chemotherapy drug with systemic side effects. This project is developing a novel oral delivery of the drug, which can significantly reduce the side effects while allowing for a more effective cancer treatment.

  • Enabling Big Computation on Big Data for Business Analysts and Scientists: Alan Edelman with Jeff Bezanson, Stefan Karpinski, and Viral Shah
    As more and more data is generated, the analysis of the data becomes daunting and requires complex tools and programming. This project is developing a high l
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Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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