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Date:12/4/2012

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  • Drug Delivery System for Treating Osteoarthritis: Alan Grodzinsky and Chris Evans with Moungi Bawendi, Ambika Goel, Rohit Karnik, and Cliff Wong
    Joint trauma can injure cartilage and lead to osteoarthritis within 10 to 15 years. Treating the joint and cartilage immediately after the injury could prevent long-term damage and arthritis. This project is developing a drug delivery system for the treatment of injured joints to prevent arthritis.

  • Medication Dispensing Intraocular Lens (mdIOL) for Cataract Surgery: Paula Hammond and Kenneth Mandell with Myoung-Hwan Park, and Joseph Rizzo
    Cataract surgery patients need to administer medication, using eye drops, for several weeks after a new lens is implanted. This project is developing a technology to release drugs directly from the implanted lens using a new nano layer technology, thus eliminating the need for eye drops.

  • Stable Carbenes As General Surface Anchors: Jeremiah Johnson with Longyan Liao, Michael Mavros, Troy Van Voorhis, James Whitten, Huaxing Zhou, and Aleksandr Zhukhovitskiy
    When manufacturing semiconductor devices it is necessary to attach various materials to a surface layer. This project is developing a new methodology for attaching materials to surfaces using carbene molecules.

  • Ensemble-based Processing of Noisy Images: Dennis McLaughlin with Rafal Wojcik
    Many imaging systems used in geology, medicine and industry provide images that are "noisy" and imprecise. This project will allow useful information to be extracted from the noisy images to help detect features that would otherwise be hidden.

  • RetiCue: Portable Device for Retinal Imaging: Ramesh Raskar with Everett Lawson, Rajesh Nair, Karin Roesch, and Gordon Wetzstein
    Early detection of diabetic retinopathy allows treatment that can prevent blindness. The high cost of retinal imaging devices and the exper
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  • Contact: Sarah McDonnell
    s_mcd@mit.edu
    617-253-8923
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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