summer 2018 e-team program grantees

Stage 1 E-Teams ($5,000)

Aelios Technology
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Aelios Technology is creating an IoT product that optimizes power backup supplies for healthcare facilities in low-resource settings, reducing potentially life-threatening situations during power outages.

Calla Imaging
Duke University
Calla Imaging is developing a low-cost, patient-friendly cervix visualization device for cervical cancer screenings in low-resource settings.

GlobalCooling
University of South Florida
GlobalCooling is developing a process to convert carbon dioxide into valuable fuels and chemicals.

Kubanda Cryotherapy
Johns Hopkins University
Kubanda Cryotherapy is developing a low-cost, reusable device to freeze and destroy breast cancer cells for patients in low-resource settings.

Neuraxis
Stanford University
Neuraxis is developing a technology that allows anesthesiologists to quickly, easily, and safely deliver pain relief via a thoracic epidural, reducing the need for addictive medications to treat chronic pain.

NUMiX
Northwestern University
NUMiX Materials LLC is creating a product that efficiently reduces the concentration of dissolved heavy metals from water systems across a wide range of pH levels.

Pneumonix Medical
Johns Hopkins University
Pneumonix Medical is developing a device that reduces the likelihood of collapsed lung complications during CT-guided lung biopsies.

Press-Flex Knee
University of Delaware
Press-Flex Knee is developing a prosthetic knee for low-mobility lower-limb amputees that allows them to sit down and stand up more easily, reducing their risk of falling.

Respira Labs
University of California-Berkeley
Respira Labs is creating a device that continuously monitors patients’ breathing and collects lifestyle and other medical data to improve management of COPD.

Seiji’s Bridge
Portland State University
Seiji’s Bridge has created innovative therapy-based products, games, and curriculum designed to help students with developmental disabilities learn critical skills.

Spine Align
Johns Hopkins University
Spine Align is developing a medical device that provides spine surgeons with real-time feedback and minimal workflow disruption during spinal corrective or alignment surgeries.

Strella Biotechnology
University of Pennsylvania
Strella Biotechnology is developing a biosensor to accurately predict fruit maturity, ensuring produce is packed and distributed before spoiling. 

UCHU Biosensors, Inc.
Tufts University
UCHU Biosensors, Inc. is developing wireless, intraoral sensors to track oral acidity, providing real-time data and advice for patients to prevent tooth decay.

Watric
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
Watric is creating a system to illuminate highways that uses the wind from passing vehicles to generate energy and a smart-sensor to activate the lighting only when traffic is present.

Wireless Ablation
University of Georgia
Wireless Ablation is developing a portable device that powers a wireless catheter for a wider range of radiofrequency ablation procedures, improving safety and efficiency in the operating room as well as increasing sterilization.

Stage 2 E-Teams ($20,000)

EmboQuant
Johns Hopkins University
Interventional radiologists need an objective method for liver cancer treatment to consistently deliver the right amount of embolization and avoid embolization of non-target sites. EmboQuant has developed a medical technology to provide real-time quantitative feedback to physicians providing transarterial embolization therapy to liver cancer patients.

Gaia
Rochester Institute of Technology
Autistic children are rarely allowed to develop their independence because of their potential to have harmful meltdowns. Gaia has developed a discreet wearable technology that tracks biometrics in order to mitigate meltdowns and prevent them over time.

MEANS Database
American University
Over 100 billion pounds of food are discarded annually. MEANS (Matching Excess And Need for Stability) has developed an online communications platform that connects food donors and nonprofit recipients in order to minimize food waste and maximize the number of hungry people served.

Sage Smart Garden, LLC
University of Delaware
Inefficient irrigation systems can waste water and money each month. Sage Smart Garden, LLC has invented solar-powered sensors and valves that allow gardeners to automatically provide the correct amount of water to plants using the integrated mobile app.

Sunthetics
New York University
Nylon production is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions because it uses petrochemicals as manufacturing input and fossil fuels as an energy source. Sunthetics has developed a solar-powered device to use during the chemical input phase of nylon production, helping eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from the manufacturing process.

The MICELI
University of Arizona
Studying and monitoring blood clots currently requires expensive equipment that can be operated only by highly-specialized personnel. MICELI has developed a portable and inexpensive device that monitors blood platelet aggregation at the point of care.

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