Why is one twin smaller than the other? Answer could lie in the placenta

  MRI study finds differences in prenatal oxygen transport from mother to baby Editor’s note: The research project described in this story was originally launched by M+Visión Catalyst Fellows Jie Luo, PhD, and Esra Abaci Turk, PhD.  When a baby is born small, it’s often attributed to genetic factors or maternal risk factors like poor nutrition or smoking. But a twin study … Read More

IDEA² Global announces 2017 class of project teams

15 international teams developing new biomedical technologies get innovation training and expert resources Teams win 7-month innovation training and project mentoring from innovators at MIT and other world-class institutions New technologies range from recombinant protein therapy for multiple sclerosis to air filtration to control infectious diseases CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, 17 MAY 2017—MIT linQ, an international biomedical technology innovation consortium based in … Read More

Summer Internship opportunity at GE Ventures in Boston!

The GE Ventures Catalyst program, which seeks to identify early-stage promising technology and facilitate its development towards commercialization, seeks graduate and medical students – in particular ones with an entrepreneurial mindset – as summer interns, with potential to extend the work longer. Interns will assist the GE Ventures Catalyst team in “sensing” future scientific / technological breakthroughs, creating communities, algorithms … Read More

IDEA² Global information session recording online

The recording of the IDEA² Global information session for the 2017 edition is now available online. In case you missed the live meeting, you can hear the recording here. The session included: Program chair Dr Mercedes Balcells-Camps explaining how IDEA² Global benefits project teams Program manger Sandra Widland describing the program process and tips for a strong application Alumnus Alex Krull’s … Read More

MIT linQ names first IDEA² Global Awardees

12 finalist teams pitched diverse new healthcare technologies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology CAMBRIDGE, MASS—MIT linQ, a healthcare innovation program at the technology university, recognized the first class of 2016 IDEA² Global and named four awardees. IDEA² Global is an international mentorship program that helps emerging innovators to develop their new technology ideas. 12 teams made their final presentations to a panel … Read More

Jan 31: IDEA² Global Final Pitches, Awards, and Reception agenda

Please join us Tuesday, January 31 at MIT for the awards ceremony and reception for the first edition of IDEA² Global. The day will cap seven months of hard work and exciting project evolution for these teams of biomedical technology innovators. You can read about the teams and their new technology ideas here. Since they were selected in July 2016, 14 … Read More