FOUNDRY NEWS

Rocket fuel startup a finalist in Army tech competition, gets $125,000, chance to showcase technology for Pentagon brass

October 25 2018

The U.S. Army has selected Purdue University-affiliated Adranos Inc. as a finalist in its xTech search competition, awarding the company $125,000 and the opportunity to demonstrate its high-performance rocket propellant for senior Pentagon leaders.

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Small new shoe sensor may be a driving ‘force’ to help prevent injuries, improve athletic performance

October 25 2018

Justin Markel and Quinton Lasko know what it’s like to be competitive athletes and the cost of being injured on the field. Now, the Purdue University alumni have turned their passions for sports and engineering into a new technology they hope will be an athlete’s solution to worrying about preventable non-contact injuries.

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Covert defenses: New technology from Purdue advances protection of critical systems from insider-assisted attacks

October 23 2018

Here’s a scary yet realistic scenario: Attackers sponsored by a rogue organization or radical state gain access to the control system of a nuclear reactor, a chemical reactor or a similar critical system.

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International companies take notice of Purdue startups: nine now acquired for strength of technology, business potential

October 22 2018

When Endocyte inked a $2.1 billion acquisition deal Thursday (Oct. 18) to be purchased by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG, it became the ninth Purdue University startup to be bought by a major national or international company. Many other Purdue startups have had license and sublicense agreements with established corporations.

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Faster, liquid biopsies could replace invasive, tissue cancer detections

October 18 2018

Tests to determine if you have cancer can be frightening, uncomfortable and time-consuming. Now, Purdue University researchers have developed and are commercializing a new method that could make early detection of cancer and other diseases easier, faster and less agonizing for patients.

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Growing ideas: Purdue startup offers ‘seeds’ of hope, connections for entrepreneurs, product innovators

October 18 2018

Five hundred dollars may not seem like much to some entrepreneurs creating a new company. But for Purdue University alumnus Andrew Tye and others like him, a few hundred dollars can launch a business idea and have a life-changing impact

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Discovery Park District lays ‘Welcome’ mat with construction of 145,000-square-foot, five-story building

October 17 2018

Construction is underway on the Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration, a five-story building that will serve as the entryway to Discovery Park District, a 400-acre uniquely designed purpose-driven community on the western edge of the Purdue University campus.

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Simple stickers may save lives of heart patients, athletes and lower medical costs for families

October 16 2018

Heart surgery can be traumatic for patients. Having to continuously monitor your status without a doctor when you are back home can be even scarier. Imagine being able to do that with a simple sticker applied to your body.

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A little help from your friends is key to natural disaster recovery, Purdue research study suggests

October 12 2018

Natural disasters are life-changers for all involved, and understanding why some communities recover faster than others can be better achieved by looking at both the social and physical networks within these communities and their interplay, according to a four-year Purdue University study of Hurricane Sandy.

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Pioneering technologies, leading research highlighted at inaugural WestGate technology showcase

October 11 2018

The state’s top research institutions were featured at WestGate Academy for the first-ever State of Indiana Technology Showcase. Dozens of pioneering innovations available for licensing were presented, ranging from medical devices to analytical tools.

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