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CBID designs automated mosquito trap to track Zika

May 22, 2017

It all started at a hackathon. A group of Johns Hopkins students, postdocs, and faculty members gathered one weekend in April 2016 to develop a solution to the recent spread of the Zika virus. After hitting a few dead ends, the VectorWEB team hit upon an idea to create an automated trap that would count […]

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CBID Startup, Sonavex, receives $3 million in funding

April 24, 2017

Sonavex, Inc., a startup company originally formed in the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design at Johns Hopkins, received $3 million in funding, including $2.2 million from closing its Series A round. Investors include Grey Sky Venture Partners, CRCM Venture Capital, TEDCO, and the Abell Foundation. The medical device company is dedicated to improving surgical […]

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How soap, chairs, and clothing could stop mosquito bites

February 16, 2017

Known to health experts as the most deadly animal on the planet, the minuscule mosquito, with its dreaded whine, is responsible for millions of deaths from multiple diseases each year. CBID’s graduate program director, Dr. Soumyadipta Acharya weighs in.  Get the full story from CNN

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Seeking Faculty for Johns Hopkins Lecturer in Capstone Design

August 1, 2016

Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is seeking a creative and motivated individual for a teaching track faculty position. The faculty member will co-instruct the department’s undergraduate design course (“Design Team”) along with one other full-time faculty member, managed under the department’s Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID). The faculty member will be […]

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CBID Alums featured as Medtech Rising Stars

July 28, 2016

Together, CBID Alums Neil Shah and Maxim Budyansky founded Avitus Orthopaedics to create new technologies that both improve clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs.  Both graduated from CBID at Johns Hopkins University in May 2012.  Get the full story here…  

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TEDCO chooses JHU BME biotech start-ups for funding

July 28, 2016

Three Johns Hopkins BME-associated medical technology companies have been selected by the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) Life Science Investment Fund for financial investment. TEDCO’s Life Science Investment Fund is specifically designed for companies that are beyond the technology validation stage and further along in product development. They invest up to $200,000 to support milestone-based […]

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Putting the freeze on breast cancer

April 21, 2016

When radiologist Susan Harvey, director of breast imaging at Johns Hopkins Medicine, was looking for ways to improve access to breast cancer diagnostics and therapeutics in South Africa, she turned to the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design, which is emerging as a leader in training the next generation of biomedical engineers.  Read […]

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Global health care challenges: Gaining first-hand perspective in far-away places

January 7, 2015

Every year, students in the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) program are charged with designing medical devices to solve clinical problems in both Johns Hopkins Hospital and some of the world’s lowest resource areas. In order to do this effectively, they must understand the environs, resources, and needs of some of the world’s […]

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