Drug compound could be next-generation treatment for aggressive form of leukemia

January 28 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers have been struggling for years to find a treatment for patients who have a recurrence of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), an aggressive blood cancer that is one of the most lethal cancers.


Losing focus groups: New technology gives stronger voice to people, helps companies improve service

January 28 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Say goodbye to the conventional focus group and its lack of real-time feedback.


Grow strong: African farmers, entrepreneurs revamp agriculture norms through Purdue partnership

January 28 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Many farmers in the Republic of Cameroon usually grow just enough food to feed their families due to limited fertilizer and high-yield seeds, coupled with poor soil quality and lack of irrigation.


Rest easy: New device could alleviate discomfort for those healing from leg injuries

January 24 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A comforting innovation for those suffering from a lower-body injury is moving to the market all because one Purdue student wanted to alleviate his mother’s discomfort as she recovered from a leg injury.


Successful Farming names Purdue-based Solinftec a 2019 ag tech startup to watch

January 24 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Solinftec, a digital agriculture company that recently established U.S. headquarters at the Purdue Research Park and is already working with American farmers, has been named by Successful Farming as one of eight ag tech startups worth watching in 2019.


Jian Jin, an assistant professor in Purdue’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, who was awarded $50,000 from the Trask Innovation Fund.

Three Purdue University researchers advance innovations through $100,000-plus in funding

January 22 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Three Purdue University researchers have received a total of $121,000 from the Trask Innovation Fund to further develop their technologies and move them through the commercialization pipeline.

The technologies include an alternative to lithium-ion batteries, an innovative handheld sensor that gives plant scientists and farmers a more precise way of measuring the health of crops and a way for consumers to choose a health care provider without revealing sensitive information.

“There were a lot of novel and worthy technologies submitted by researchers. It’s a clear indication of the variety of global challenges Purdue researchers are taking on and the potential impacts these innovations can have,” said Abhijit Karve, senior business development manager for the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization.

The Trask Innovation Fund makes funding available twice a year to assist

Purdue faculty and staff on their developments that are commercialized through the Office of Technology Commercialization. The Purdue Research

Foundation managed

fund is an endowed development fund designed to support short-term research and development projects that can enhance the commercial value of Purdue intellectual property.


Purdue-affiliated Brightlamp launches smartphone app that can rapidly monitor the brain for signs of concussion

January 17 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Brain Injury Research Institute reports that high school athletes who sustain a concussion are three times more likely to sustain a second concussion, and a lack of proper diagnosis and management of concussion may result in serious long-term consequences, or risk of coma or death.


Purdue students acquire entrepreneurial skills, prepare to vie for $100,000 in startup competition

January 15 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Thirty-three teams of Purdue University students will be vying Wednesday (Jan. 16) to earn a spot in the final round of the Burton D. Morgan Business Model Competition, where a total of $115,000 in prize money will be awarded by a panel of alumni with entrepreneurial backgrounds.


Co-founder Scott Massey stands next to GroPod, an in-home greenhouse that grows fresh produce out of a small coffee machine pod-like seed holders. He cofounded Heliponix with Ivan Ball to commercialize GroPod.

Purdue plant science startups receive $100,000 in investments

January 14 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue Ag-Celerator Fund has announced that it is investing $100,000 in two plant science startups: Heliponix LLC, which is developing coffee machine-like pods that can grow produce in homes, and Karyosoft, which is creating easy-to-use software solutions that simplify genome data analytics for microbiome professionals.


Purdue alumnus inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame

January 11 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue University alumnus who created groundbreaking technologies in the field of electric power systems has been inducted into the 2019 National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Edmund O. Schweitzer III, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue in 1968 and 1971, is the founder, president and chief technology officer of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.



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