August 31, 2018
5 Things to Know for AUGUST 2018
Happy Labor Day Weekend. . .Please be on the lookout for an invitation to our 2nd Invented at Duke celebration on Nov 8th as we finalize the program. Here is a SNEAK PREVIEW of the 7 Featured Innovators we have lined up so far.
- Hard to believe, but OLV’s Mentors-in-Residence program just celebrated its one-year anniversary. Since its creation just a short year ago, the MIRs have advanced numerous startup projects into the marketplace, creating an impact on the local economy.
- The Triangle Business Journal featured a story on the increase in university gene therapy technology companies coming out of the Triangle including Duke licensee’s Actus Therapeutics, Ask Bio, and Precision BioSciences.
- WRAL Techwire featured Duke start-up InnAVasc, a Duke startup developing a “bullet-proof”, self-sealing vascular graft. (Jeff Lawson and Shawn Gage, Surgery) The CEO is Joe Knight, a former Medtronic employee and Fuqua alum who was connected to the company by Jon Fjeld of I&E.
- Stanford and Duke completed a license with Omnisono, a 3D ultrasound imaging startup that pitched at last year’s DIHI Innovation Jam (Josh Broder, Surgery). Omnisono has MedBlue funding.
- Deep Visual Insights, a Duke start-up that uses artificial intelligence to build more effective surveillance systems, was chosen by the City of Durham for its Innovate Durham program. (Joe Camilo, Jordan Malof, and Daniel Reichman, ECE)