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FDA approves device based on Vanderbilt invention to ID parathyroid during head and neck surgeries

Dec. 17, 2018—Ten years after Professor of Biomedical Engineering Anita Mahadevan-Jansen discovered that parathyroid tissues glow under near-infrared light, the FDA has approved a device based on the technology for surgical use. She and her team developed the technology at the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center. The device called “PTeye” has been tested at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and...

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VISE symposium explores interoperative fluorescence to light up tumors

Dec. 18, 2017—Using fluorescently labeled antibodies as a contrast agent can give cancer surgeons highly specific real-time detection of tumors that may accelerate diagnosis, preserve more healthy tissue, and improve patient outcomes. “There is a tension between a positive margin and taking too much normal tissue,” said Dr. Eben Rosenthal, the John and Ann Doerr Medical Director...

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BME PhD shifts to sepsis cure after dramatic end to pro cycling career

Nov. 3, 2017—Every hour Sinead Miller spends figuring out how to cure sepsis equates to some untold amount of time she’ll spend in a cool, dark, quiet room, her brain recovering from punishing migraines triggered by bright laboratories and computer screens. Miller, 27, was a pro cyclist at the top of her game, a lifelong athlete with...

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Vanderbilt Ph.D.’s new company provides researchers ‘X-ray’ on cellular processes

Nov. 6, 2015—Researchers in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries long have used cells as mini-factories to produce fuels, medication and other products. They know what goes into cells and what comes out — for instance, yeast cells take in sugar and produce alcohol. What researchers don’t know is what is happening inside the cells during that process,...

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Engineers lead 6 of 10 ‘cool inventions’ of 2014: CTTC

Jan. 16, 2015—A Vanderbilt engineering professor is a lead or co-inventor of six of the 10 “cool inventions” in 2014 highlighted by the university’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization in this video. The CTTC selected 10 from last year’s 200 inventions that have “the potential to profoundly impact lives around the globe.” The six inventions are:...

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Engineering shares Vanderbilt space at Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Jul. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt now has designated space at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s new downtown incubator at 41 Peabody Street in the city’s historic Rolling Mill Hill area. The VU@EC program was developed in conjunction with the School of Engineering and the Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization. The program will place faculty, staff and students with innovative...

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April 10 Boot Camp for aspiring Vanderbilt entrepreneurs

Mar. 20, 2013—Aspiring Vanderbilt entreprenuers – professional students, graduate students, post-docs, faculty and staff – can test their ideas at Entrepreneur Boot Camp April 10, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Cool Springs Life Sciences Center. The inaugural boot camp is designed for Vanderbilt participants who will meet legal experts, investors, entrepreneurs and members of the...

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