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Rice University Engineering Students Pitch Projects to Local Venture Capitalists
Date:11/19/2009

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Team Members: Christopher Bertucci, Elizabeth Figueroa, Vani Rajendran, Joseph Rosenthal, David Sing

Senior Design Project sponsored by: n3D Biosciences

2nd Place Winner - $500 cash: Team Owl Eye: Combating a dangerous silence

Project Description: Developing a low cost, rugged, low-power vital signs monitor for use in developing world clinics.

Team Members: Iris Chu, Joanna Jan, Celestine Shih, Monika Sun, Cortlan Wickliff

Senior Design Project sponsored by: Beyond Traditional Borders

Team Owl Eye also received recognition by the Houston Technology Center for the most commercially viable project. They won year-long passes to HTC's Technology Champions meetings.

3rd Place Winner - $250 cash: Team IBD: Electrifying blood detection

Project: Developing a technology to non-invasively detect the potentially critical condition of internal bleeding during cardiac catheterization procedures in real time.

Team Members: Alex Arevalos, Marissa Brower, Andy Chang, Thomas Segall-Shapiro, Joel Khan

Senior Design Project sponsored by: Dr. Mehdi Razavi and the Texas Heart Institute

About the Houston Technology Center

Houston Technology Center (HTC), a business accelerator and the largest technology business incubator in Texas, accelerates the commercialization of emerging technology companies in the Greater Houston area. A 501(C)(3)non-profit organization, HTC assists Houston-based entrepreneurs within several key sectors: Energy, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Nanotechnology and NASA/Aerospace technologies, by providing in-depth business guidance, access to capital and service providers, and entrepreneurial education. For more information, visit www.houstontech.org.


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