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Advanced E-Team Grants support commercial outcomes by moving innovative products or technologies from the idea stage to prototype, as well as helping collegiate innovators secure Intellectual Property. E-Teams’ grant proposals must demonstrate an idea’s technical feasibility, potential for commercialization and social value. The proposal should also involve students, faculty and outside (industry) advisors. Learn more about E-Team grant application guidelines.
Rotavirus, a disease affecting children age five and younger, kills 600,000 people every year in the developing world. The virus infects the villi of the small intestines, leading to severe diarrhea, vomiting, high fever and dehydration. While rotavirus vaccines exist, they are currently delivered only in liquid form in a syringe, making the vaccine difficult to administer to infants and requiring expensive refrigeration to maintain. Building on thin film technology such as the popular Listerine Breath Strips, this E-Team is developing a method of delivering a rotavirus vaccine orally, on thin film. The team believes this design will have many advantages over current syringe-based methods, including simplifying storage and distribution due to the film’s light weight and ability to be stored without refrigeration, and easier delivery to infants.
One-day workshops on the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship
Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? I2V is a one-day workshop on the basics of technology entrepreneurship, with presentations by successful entrepreneurs in your area.
Pictured above: Back row left to right: Alec Zopf, Northwestern; Kurt Qing, Northwestern; Joseph Wood, Johns Hopkins; Dhanya Rangaraj, Johns Hopkins; Meet Patel, Johns Hopkins Front row left to right: Shonali Midha, Northwestern; Lauren Smith, Northwestern; Sumona Nag, Stanford; Ellis Garai, Stanford; Henry Chang, Johns Hopkins; Hyun-Sun Seo, Johns Hopkins Not pictured: Anup Shah, Stanford
First Prize: $10,000 Rapid Suture Stanford University Rapid Suture is a small, inexpensive device that allows for quick, safe, and easy surgical tissue manipulation during laparoscopic procedures.
Second Prize: $2,500 KMC ApneAlert Northwestern University Developing a device for premature infants that monitors abdominal breathing movements and sounds an alarm when the infant stops breathing.
Third Prize: $1,000 REGEN: Local Delivery of Post-Operative Analgesia Johns Hopkins University REGEN is a small implantable receptacle that diffuses pain-relieving analgesic directly at the site of a laparoscopic incision.