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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 Water.org. 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 […]

Tim Draper backs Boston robot software company Neurala

Local robotics software company Neurala announced Thursday that it has received $750,000 in seed funding from a group of investors including well known Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Draper Associates. The company is built by Boston University alums (that’s right, MIT doesn’t have the market cornered on robotics innovation!) and […]

BOSTON UNIVERSITY RECEIVES NSF FUNDING TO DEVELOP “SMART CITY” CLOUD PLATFORM

BOSTON UNIVERSITY RECEIVES NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FUNDING TO DEVELOP “SMART CITY” CLOUD PLATFORM SCOPE: A Smart-City Cloud-based Open Platform to bring services to Boston and State (Boston) – Boston University’s Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering today announced it has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop […]

When the Biomedical Industry Can’t Prioritize Diseases, Private Money Can Save Lives​

Read the Wired article here.

Coulter Foundation Translational Partnership

For the past eight years, the mission of the Coulter Translational Partnership (CTP) program has been to promote, develop, and support translational research collaborations between engineers and clinicians in order to accelerate the successful translation of appropriate innovations to improve patient care. For the past 3 years the Coulter Foundation commitment provides $500,000 per year […]

Dorm Room Fund

Two BU students, Kanav Dhir and Alexandrea Mellen, were appointed to Dorm Room Fund Boston. “Dorm Room Fund (DRF) is a student-run venture firm that invests in student-run companies.  Our team is composed of students from many universities around Boston and our mission is to inspire and support more careers in the startup industry.  We […]

ifx-A New Program Matching Industry Scouts with Graduate Student Teams

The Office of Technology Development is piloting a technology scouting program called ifx.  The program is designed to match industry scouts with cross-disciplinary teams of graduate students that source solutions to problem statements posed by industry.   It will be a student-led, extracurricular activity designed to provide students with experiential learning in problem solving, solution searching, […]