A Maryland corporation established to help accelerate the commercialization of new technologies has awarded nearly $300,000 to three Johns Hopkins-related projects that hold promise for ushering new medical devices to the marketplace.
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Storing music and photos on distant computers via “cloud” technology is nothing new. But Johns Hopkins researchers are now using this tactic to collect detailed information from thousands of cancer cell samples. The goal is to help doctors make better predictions about how a patient’s illness will progress and what type of treatment will be most effective.
One graduate student is helping to create high-tech prosthetic hands that can be maneuvered by an amputee’s thoughts. Another is trying to convert ordinary skin cells into more useful stem cells. Still another is working to find signs of cancer in a single DNA molecule in a drop of blood. Yet another is making nanoparticles to carry important medicine past sticky barriers inside the human body.These are among the ambitious research projects being undertaken by five Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering doctoral students who this year were named recipients of Siebel Scholars awards.
The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is planning a day-long workshop on methods for making research projects attractive to potential investors. Scheduled for Thursday, April 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the university’s Downtown Center, 10 N. Charles St. in Baltimore, the Pre-Clinical Translational Research Workshop is designed for professionals involved in public or private research in the academic, pharmaceutical, and biotech fields.