2006 Competition Winners

First prize: $10,000
NanoGraft Technologies
University of California Berkeley

A tissue engineering approach that constructs “smart,” adaptable vascular grafts (Nanografts) from bone marrow stem cells for coronary artery bypass procedures.


Second prize: $2,500
Ultramed Ultrasound Breast Cancer Detection
The Pennsylvania State University

A breakthrough in ultrasound technology using multi- element, high frequency transducers with scalable frequency ranges to allow real-time tissue biopsies and non-destructive imaging for breast cancer detection.


Second prize: $2,500
Brown University

A device that allows doctors to quickly and accurately detect anemia (low hemoglobin) in patients by reflecting light in the conjunctiva, within the lower eyelid.


Third prize: $1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A telerobotic biopsy system that uses a small, disposable actuator device to grip, orient, and insert a biopsy needle from within a Computed Topography (CT) gantry.

Where are they now? Read what the 2006 winners are up to!


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