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Meet some of the inventors and entrepreneurs who are making an impact.
Preora Diagnostics uses optical technology called partial wave spectroscopic microscopy to examine cells at the nanoscale, which can help detect cancers.
VesselTek is developing synthetic resorbable biomaterials that stabilize soft-tissue grafts while promoting the body's normal healing process.
Narrative Science uses artificial intelligence to turn big data into a narrative expressed in natural language.
Innovation at Northwestern
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June 1, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM; Online
Congratulations, your grant was awarded! Now what? It may have felt like writing the proposal was the hardest part of the ...
June 3, 2022, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM; Off-Campus
The Chicago Biomedical Consortium is celebrating Chicagoland’s great cancer researchers and highlighting funding opportunities for budding scientists/entrepreneurs through the AbbVie ...