Posts by: jking

Spotlight on: INTICA Biomedical

Getting a New Venture off the ground can prove a daunting task even for the most experienced entrepreneurs. To help these fledgling companies get up on their feet, the Office of Technology Development awards an outstanding company based on research from an entrepreneurial faculty member of Boston University with the Launch award. The award consists […]

OTD Ignition Award Recipients for 2011

The Office of Technology Development’s Ignition Award is designed to help new technologies bridge the (funding?) gap between discovery-oriented research and subsequent development.  By providing funding that helps these fledgling technologies reach specific goals or milestones (to show proof of applicability), the Ignition Award helps further them on the path toward commercialization.  Each year, applicants […]

New Ventures – Renuka Babu

As Boston University’s Director of New Ventures at the Office of Technology Development, my focus is to help build new companies based on technologies being created at the University. I was excited by the tremendous interest of faculty in participating in the creation of new ventures.  I’ve found our experienced researchers are keen on finding […]

AngelHack Hackathon 2012

With up to $55,000 in prizes to give away, the angelHack Hackathon is a great opportunity for any Boston-area entrepreneurs looking to build a start-up.  Contestants come from all over the east coast to participate in the Hackathon, which kicks off on March 3rd with a networking event.  There, attendees can talk with other likeminded […]

Message from the Director: MedTech and BU

Dear Reader, Boston University’s Graduate BioMedical Engineering (BME) department is ranked #8 by US News and World Report.1 In 2010-2011, BME’s 33 primary faculty members attracted $24.3 million in external research funding. Many BME faculty collaborate with clinicians and medical researchers at the BU School of Medicine. As an endorsement of this, BME was one […]

AcuityBio wins $1.4M SBIR grant to develop drug-eluting ABC Mesh™ for lung cancer patients

Lung cancer is diagnosed in over 220,000 patients in the U.S. every year, and results in more cancer deaths than breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers combined.   If detected at an early-stage, lung cancer can be treated using standard of care surgery.   Most of these patients treated with surgery have reduced lung function and surgeons would […]

Spotlight on the Wallace H. Coulter Translational Research Partnership at BU

The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation sponsors an annual program that provides gap funding to accelerate commercial development of medical technologies invented at the university.  “The Coulter program intends to bring ideas together from different parts of the university,” says Art Rosenthal (Professor of Practice at BU).  “We want to increase collaborations between biomedical engineers and […]

BU’s Center for Biopohotonic Sensors and Systems promotes low cost, personalized medicine

BU’s Photonics Center was chosen by the National Science Foundation earlier this year to set up an industry-university cooperative research center called the Center for Biopohotonic Sensors and Systems (CBSS).  CBSS is a partnership between BU’s Photonics Center and the Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology at UC Davis.  CBSS is tasked with developing portable, […]

Metal Oxygen Separation Technologies, Inc. Wins $6 Million Award for Low-Cost Domestic Magnesium Production from DOE

Natick, MA August 10, 2011 Metal Oxygen Separation Technologies, Inc. (MOxST,, pronounced “most”), a leading company in clean metal production for clean energy, has won a $6 million award to scale up their MagGen1000™ primary magnesium production process from the U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Program. MOxST CEO Steve Derezinski said, “This represents […]

Message from the Director: Tech, Drugs and Rock & Roll 2011

Dear Reader, A year has passed and we are about to have our second annual Tech, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll conference on July 19. The event is all about making meaningful collisions between the Boston area startup and industrial ecosystem and the diverse faculty and graduate student research projects we have at BU. Last […]