Washington University School of Medicine and Q BioMed Inc. are working to develop earlier-detection glaucoma tests.
Five research teams will receive funding as part of the Fall 2017 LEAP Inventor Challenge (LEAP).
The new collaboration supports innovation in drug development and delivery.
The challenge’s facilitators anticipate investing more than a quarter million dollars in this cycle’s winners.
Five WashU teams win LEAP Inventor Challenge funding and mentorship for their early stage research to help propel innovations to market.
Olin Award winner, Arun Gopalakrishnan provides research for real world solutions with customer behavior modeling.
After 14 years as the “Bear Cub Challenge,” Washington University in St. Louis’ competition for inventors has received a new name: the LEAP Inventor Challenge, for Leadership in Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program.
For any biomedical corporation, approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the final and most challenging barrier to entering the market. WashU alum founded Sparo Labs joins these exclusive ranks after their asthma care product, Wing, gained approval late this summer.
The Bear Cub Challenge awards help researchers make the leap from bench scientists to budding entrepreneurs.