Where Einstein Meets Edison

The Future of Chronic Disease Management (Entrepreneurs Revolutionizing Healthcare Series)

The Future of Chronic Disease Management (Entrepreneurs Revolutionizing Healthcare Series)

Jan 2, 2012

The US healthcare system is in crisis. Its cost is approaching 20% of GDP, crippling both public and private sectors. Increasing Medicare, Medicaid and veterans’ entitlement costs are swamping the government’s funding ability, while ever rising insurance rates are compromising employers’ competitive viability. Yet our political system seems incapable of...

Sana: Providing Hope for Healthcare through Mobile Technology

Sana: Providing Hope for Healthcare through Mobile Technology

Dec 4, 2011

Inside a hot, breezeless room, a group of women wait with their children to see the pediatrician. He is late today; he was needed to treat a sick child at another hospital some 100 kilometers away. As one of the few doctors in this rural region of Madhya Pradesh, India, Dr. Gupta sees over fifty children during a single clinic session. Sadly, these children...

Seeding Labs and the software of science

Seeding Labs and the software of science

Oct 16, 2011

It is often said that in graduate school one learns not what to think but how to think. This statement sounds trite, but Nina Dudnik believes it may determine the long-term success of Seeding Labs. Dudnik, the founder and CEO of the Cambridge-based non-profit, has been sending surplus laboratory equipment to scientists in the developing world for nearly a...

Commercial Microfluidics: Wandering the Desert or Entering the Promised Land?

Commercial Microfluidics: Wandering the Desert or Entering the Promised Land?

Sep 22, 2011

The field of microfluidics has transformed the way researchers investigate chemical and biological phenomenon by miniaturizing the scale of reagent manipulation and sample analysis.  Over the past two decades, an extensive body of literature and a collection of commercial ventures have arisen to explore and exploit the unique properties exhibited by fluids...

$100K Interview Series: Interview with Sextant Therapeutics

$100K Interview Series: Interview with Sextant Therapeutics

May 8, 2011

Jeff Anderson, MITER Topic Expert and Marketing Co-Director of the $100K Business Plan Competition, interviews Patrick Stern and Lakshmi Balachandra, founders of Sextant Therapeutics.  Hear about their exciting new drug discovery technology, the creation of the founding team, the development of their company, and their experience in the $100K...

MIT Faculty making an impact in Life Science Entrepreneurship

MIT Faculty making an impact in Life Science Entrepreneurship

Apr 5, 2011

MIT’s reputation as the best technological institution in the world rests on the quality of engineering education and research at the institution. Technological research at the institution manifests publicly as spin off companies founded by the faculty and staff members at MIT. Here we examine the impact of MIT faculty entrepreneurship on the industry and...