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Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll Turns Six: TDRR 2015

From its inauguration in 2010, the Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll (TDRR) annual networking event has attracted a variable audience comprised of entrepreneurs, academic scientists, investors, industrialists, and students. Over the past five years Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll has grown and expanded considerably; it has adapted to technological changes and introduced new concepts […]

Message from the Managing Director

Robust technology clusters are not new: Route 128 in Massachusetts and Silicon Valley in California are the original clusters. Recently there has been a huge worldwide interest in regional economic growth organized around technology clusters. The key components of these clusters these days are what are known as “Eds and Meds”. Universities and medical centers […]

Etiometry brings Predictive, Patient-specific analytics to bear in the ICU

“Can I actually give you meaningful information on a moment-to-moment basis about patients that is personalized and based on their individual medical history? This is the holy grail of analytics,” says Evan Butler, Co-founder and President of Etiometry. “Personalized Medicine is focused on genetics, but we’re focused on Personalized Medicine itself.” Etiometry, Inc. is focused […]

Boston University’s Office of Technology Development Hosts Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll 2015

2015 Innovator of the Year Award will be announced by Vice President and Associate Provost for Research Gloria Waters Boston, MA – The Office of Technology Development at Boston University will host its 6th annual Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll (TDRR) networking conference on July 14, 2015 from 4 – 8 pm at the […]

Announcing Ignition Award Winners for 2015

The Office of Technology Development completed its 6th annual Ignition Award cycle and we are pleased to announce this year’s winners.  The Ignition Program awards $50K, one-year grants to faculty of Boston University and Boston Medical Center to validate early-stage technologies and enable follow-on funding. The Ignition Award Program was initiated to help bridge the […]

Startup selling solar panels ‘in the cloud,’ not on your roof

By Callum BorchersGlobe Staff March 06, 2015 If anyone seems likely to put solar panels on his roof, it’s Michael Sun. Besides the tailor-made name, he’s spent the past five years researching solar cell efficiency as a doctoral student at Boston University. But Sun rents an apartment, so — much as he’d like to power […]

RayVio Corp: From BU lab to successful start-up with global impact

3.4 million people die each year from water related diseases and 780 million people lack access to clean water, according to the non-profit organization This is a serious problem, especially in developing nations. However, the UV-LED (ultraviolet light-emitting diode) solution developed by RayVio Corp. can provide these regions with water purification and disinfection technology […]

Global Health Technology Meet-up – Go to Market!!

Boston University is hosting a networking and informational event (Global Health Technology Meet-up) on February 24, 2014 from 4-8 pm in the Photonics Center that is designed to connect engineers, public health professionals and business people. Our goal is to create stronger links between these communities in order to facilitate collaborations that could lead to […]

CTSI Symposium highlights health disparities and technology

Boston University’s NIH funded, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) serves to provide BU researchers with the tools, training, and resources necessary to translate medical research into clinical innovations. The mission of affiliated Boston Medical Center is to provide “exceptional care without exception” to patients regardless of ability to pay.  Supporting the mission of both […]

Message from the Managing Director

Healthcare Information Technology (HealthIT) is about to make a major impact on healthcare delivery to patients, driven by the federal government and by entrepreneurs. As part of the stimulus package enacted in 2009, the Obama administration provided $19.2B in funding for HealthIT, including assistance to providers to install Electronic Medical Records (EMR) software. The entire […]