Carson Bruns and Professor Franck Vernerey

Researchers scale up tiny actuator inspired by muscle

Nov. 20, 2020

Mechanical Engineering Professor Franck Vernerey, Assistant Mechanical Engineering Professor Carson Bruns and ATLAS Institute received $477,000 from the National Science Foundation to begin this three-year project in January 2021. Their research may one day enable soft machines to fully integrate with our bodies to deliver drugs, target tumors, or repair aging or dysfunctional tissue.

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CU Boulder spinouts and technologies receive $642,000 in Advanced Industries Grants

Nov. 19, 2020

Two CU Boulder spinouts and one technology were among 37 Colorado startups approved for funding as part of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)’s Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant Program. The awards went to Darwin Biosciences, Think Biosciences and Assistant Mechanical Engineering Professor Carson Bruns.

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'Electronic skin' promises cheap and recyclable alternative to wearable devices

Nov. 6, 2020

Led by professors Jianliang Xiao and Wei Zhang, researchers are developing a wearable electronic device that’s “really wearable”—a stretchy and fully-recyclable circuit board that’s inspired by, and sticks onto, human skin.

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CU Boulder spinout ColdQuanta raises $32M in Series A funding to accelerate development of quantum systems

Nov. 5, 2020

The company was co-founded by CTO Dana Anderson, who is also a fellow of JILA and professor in the department of physics and electrical & computer engineering.

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Bristol Myers Squibb acquires MyoKardia, co-founded by CU Boulder faculty, for $13.1 billion in cash

Oct. 22, 2020

MyoKardia was co-founded by Leslie Leinwand, Distinguished Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and developmental Biology at CU Boulder's BioFrontiers Institute, in 2012. Leinwand and her research lab continue to collaborate with the company, currently on finding new treatments for rare genetic diseases.

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New technology diagnoses sickle cell disease in record time

Oct. 22, 2020

Researchers at CU Boulder and CU Anschutz have developed a new way to diagnose diseases of the blood like sickle cell disease with sensitivity and precision and in only one minute.

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Spinout Aspero Medical to further develop product lines with new hires and funding from NSF and NIH

Sept. 25, 2020

The company was recently awarded $225,000 through the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and $310,000 through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These awards will allow the company to further technologies in the field of gastroenterology, specifically their C-Tube product line that incorporates proprietary Pillar™ micro-texture technology.

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Joint CU Boulder-CSU spinoff company New Iridium seeks to build a better way to make COVID-19 drug, using light

Sept. 25, 2020

Colorado State University chemistry professor Garrett Miyake began his work on these processes when he was on the faculty at the CU Boulder where Chern-Hooi Lim (now New Iridium CEO) was a post-doctoral researcher in his lab. The technology being used now is jointly owned by CSU and CU and is undergoing review for a patent.

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PhET founder and Nobel laureate Carl Wieman awarded $4 million Yidan Prize for Education Research

Sept. 25, 2020

Wieman, a former 25-year physics professor at CU Boulder and current Stanford physics professor, was the founder of CU Boulder’s award-winning PhET Interactive Simulations project. Working with Kathy Perkins, director of PhET and a faculty member in CU Boulder’s Department of Physics, Wieman will use the prize money to support PhET’s mission to advance STEM education globally.

GEMS - Proprietary microwave sensor satellites

Frost & Sullivan Selects Orbital Micro Systems for its 2020 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award in Environmental Monitoring Systems

Sept. 24, 2020

"We are humbled to receive this recognition from an esteemed research firm such as Frost & Sullivan," said Michael Hurowitz, chief executive officer and chief technology officer for OMS, a CU Boulder spinoff. "Our passion and vision is to develop earth observation technology that can have a tremendous impact on humanity in terms of safety, security, and prosperity."

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