O’Brien team wins NIH prize to further develop maternal health device

January 24, 2023

Christine O’Brien, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, and her team have received a $20,000 prize from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Technology for Maternal Health Challenge.

New technology offers pathways to finding treatments for kidney disease

August 31, 2022

The search for effective treatments has been hampered because these highly structured cells cannot be cultured outside of the body, and because immortalized cell lines are not true to their structure. New research from Washington University’s McKelvey School of Engineering and the School of Medicine aims to overcome this critical barrier.

Salentra Biosciences

Salentra Biosciences

Mission is to use proprietary state-of-the-art SCIslet differentiation technology to make stem cell-derived islets accessible to diabetes researchers



Aims to diagnose autism early using machine learning to identify brain patterns



Detecting cancer earlier with foundational epigenetic enrichment technology,


Develops diagnostic and therapeutic treatment devices for pelvic floor pain

GIC – True Diagnostics

Focused on development of a screening method for early colorectal cancer detection and diagnosis

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