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We aim to have near-term impact in the world by developing groundbreaking bioinspired technologies, ranging from novel devices and materials to high-value therapeutics and diagnostics, that are translated into commercial products and solutions. If you are interested in any of these technologies, please contact us.

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SomaCode: Getting cell therapies where they need to go
SomaCode: Getting cell therapies where they need to go

The Problem Cell therapies, which involve using whole, living cells to treat disease, have been heralded as a next-generation treatment paradigm for a wide variety of illnesses and conditions. However, diseases are very complex, and therapeutic cells need to be able to demonstrate equally complex behaviors in order to effectively treat them. Among the largest...

MyoExo: Smart Wearable Sensors for Parkinson’s Disease
MyoExo: Smart Wearable Sensors for Parkinson’s Disease

MyoExo is a wearable, fabric-based device with integrated smart sensors that aims to accurately monitor the primary signs of Parkinson’s Disease over time, improving diagnosis and treatment.

CircaVent: A Drug Discovery Platform for Mental Health Conditions
CircaVent: A Drug Discovery Platform for Mental Health Conditions

CircaVent is a novel drug discovery platform that combines predictive algorithms, high-throughput preclinical models, and human organoids to identify and test drugs that could treat mental health conditions like bipolar disorder.

Origami-Inspired Radiant Cooling for Improved Thermal Health
Origami-Inspired Radiant Cooling for Improved Thermal Health

Origami-inspired Radiant Cooling devices for a broad range of building interiors use microfluidic water-circuits and foldable designs that increase their surface area to achieve more effective cooling.

Crisscross Nanoseed Detection: Nanotechnology-Powered Infectious Disease Diagnostics
Crisscross Nanoseed Detection: Nanotechnology-Powered Infectious Disease Diagnostics

This nanotech-based diagnostic platform uses a unique nucleation mechanism that assembles a DNA "nanoseed" in the presence of a pathogen-derived biomarker that then is amplified within 15 minutes to create a signal for easy detection. It is highly robust, and cost-effective, and can be adapted to detect a variety of biomarkers.

wFDCF Face Masks: A Wearable COVID-19 Diagnostic
wFDCF Face Masks: A Wearable COVID-19 Diagnostic

The Problem The COVID-19 pandemic has made it starkly clear that the world lacks rapid, accurate diagnostic tests for pathogens. When patients arrive in a medical facility for treatment, the triage process is hindered by diagnostic tests that are inaccurate or take a long time to produce results. In addition, patients who are asymptomatic and...

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