Hopkins student team takes third place in national business plan competition

April 13, 2016
Three JHU BME students stand holding plaques for their win in business plan competition.

From left: Barbara Kim, Anshul Subramanya, and Stephen Johannesson

A team of undergraduate biomedical engineering students from Johns Hopkins University won third place this past weekend at the sixth annual Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Competition, a showcase competition for humanitarian-centered business plans held at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

The JHU team of Stephen Johannesson, Barbara Kim, and Anshul Subramanya took home a $10,000 prize for Separatec, a patent-pending ultrasonic tip that separates scar tissue in the spinal cord during surgery to reduce cerebrospinal fluid leaks and expedite recovery. In addition to the cash prize, the team was awarded consultation services in marketing, information technology, and legal services.

Excerpted from The Hub at Johns Hopkins University.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design