Friday, November 20, 2009

Closing in on the Winning Pitch

At the Finals Competition, company representatives pitched ideas ranging from a class1 medical device designed to simplify cataract surgery to a sophisticated energy sensing system with commercial and residential applications. Additional company pitches included:

Optimal Surgical - Developing the CataCut©, a device to simplify cataract surgery. Cataracts are the number one cause of blindness in the world. Alaina Pleatman at arp14@duke.edu

ImmunoDispense Pro - The ImmunoDispense Pro is an in-home device which safely and accurately dispenses powders for oral immunotherapy to treat food allergies. Jamie Wilkie at jamie.f.wilkie@gmail.com

Token Energy - Developing real time building energy use displays which allow residents of dorms to see exactly how much energy the dorm is using. Andrew LeBlanc at Andrew.LeBlanc@duke.edu

Medici Medical Technologies - Medici MedTech is developing a medical device that treats urinary incontinence while giving its users convenience & control. Joseph Knight at joe.knight@duke.edu

Wasabi - Wasabi is the first restaurant franchise to serve fresh, high quality sushi using the have-it-your-way ordering system. Shaan Puri at shaan.puri@duke.edu

The Produce Purity Project - The PPP fights against foodborne illness in northern Afghanistan by resourcing and educating women in sanitary food preparation and hygiene. Stephanie Fruth at saf22@duke.edu

Biogenic Medical Devices - Utilizing Cell Seeding Technology to coat stents with a patient’s own cells, Biogenic Medical Devices reduces the risk of serious complications from stent failure. Garrett Muramoto at muram001@duke.edu

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