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Drug development platform could provide flexible, rapid and targeted antimicrobials

April 16, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder have created a platform that can develop effective and highly specific peptide nucleic acid therapies for use against any bacteria within just one week. The Facile Accelerated Specific Therapeutic (FAST) platform was created by Associate Professor Anushree Chatterjee and her team within the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

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$30,000 awarded to CU's top startups at New Venture Challenge Specialty Prize Nights

March 31, 2021

More than 60 out of 110 registered NVC teams chose to participate in one of the three competitions: Impact Prize, NVC Newcomer Prize and Female Founder Prize. With inspiring and energetic programming, the Specialty Prize Nights gave attendees a preview of the startups who will be competing in the official NVC competition. The winners represented all corners of campus, ranging from the Leeds School of Business to the College of Music, to freshmen, graduate students, PhDs and faculty.

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New Buff Innovator Insights podcast to spotlight faculty innovators

March 18, 2021

The first episode of the inaugural season of Buff Innovator Insights, a new podcast from the Research & Innovation Office (RIO), will premiere on Thursday, March 18. The podcast will offer a behind-the-curtain look at some of the most ground-breaking innovations in the world—all emanating from the CU Boulder campus—along with the personal journeys that made those discoveries possible. New episodes will air each Thursday, from March 18 through May 6.

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CU Boulder researcher awarded NSF CAREER grant to study our digital end-of-life

March 17, 2021

It’s inevitable that at some point we must all “get our affairs in order,” and when we do, there are checklists, policies and professionals to help create everything from wills and trusts to advance directives. But a key element––guidance surrounding technology and end-of-life planning––is missing, says Jed Brubaker, an assistant professor in Information Science.

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How a ‘rag tag team’ of scientists joined forces to fight COVID-19 on campus

March 16, 2021

One by one, a team of often-siloed CU Boulder scientists began to pivot, back-burnering their own research and personal lives to face a daunting challenge: to bring 31,000 students back to campus safely in the midst of a deadly virus easily spread by young people who don’t know they have it.

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Former Zayo CEO Dan Caruso joins CU Boulder spinout ColdQuanta primed for scale-up

March 16, 2021

ColdQuanta, a CU Boulder spinout company co-founded by Physics Professor Dana Anderson, is a fast-growing startup focused on Cold Atom Quantum Technology, a scalable, versatile, and commercially viable area of quantum tech. Caruso’s involvement with the company began late last year, as he joined as an investor. After additional conversations with the leadership team, Caruso saw an opportunity to help.


CU spinout LongPath wins $5M in DOE funding for continuous methane leak detection

March 12, 2021

LongPath Technologies, Inc. has been awarded $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The award will support the commercial scaling of LongPath’s innovative approach to continuous emissions monitoring and mitigation from the oil and gas sector, including the launch of Basin-SCAN (Basin Scale Continuous oil and gas Abatement Network).

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CU spinout OnKure, Inc. raises $55 million Series B financing

March 4, 2021

OnKure, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company developing best-in-class, targeted oncology therapeutics, announced that it has raised $55 million in a Series B financing. Proceeds will be used to advance the Company’s next generation histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors further into clinical development and fund a growing pipeline of earlier stage molecules.

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Jeffrey Nytch named Yamaha Master Educator in new Music Business and Entrepreneurship group

Feb. 20, 2021

Among 30 distinguished academics, clinicians, consultants and authors, Jeffrey Nytch—director of the College of Music’s Entrepreneurship Center for Music and associate professor of composition—has joined the Yamaha Master Educator Collective’s newly-launched Music Business and Entrepreneurship group.


Futurum partnership puts CU research in the hands of younger students

Feb. 18, 2021

It’s hard to imagine a teenager who could resist exploring mechanical engineering after learning about Endoculus, the small device developed by CU Boulder Professor Mark Rentschler and student researchers in his lab that can navigate the human gastrointestinal system with ease and may someday help doctors care for their patients. Futurum helped translate Rentschler’s complex research into easy-to-digest (no pun intended) content that teachers can incorporate into their lesson plans and share with their students.