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Listed below are a few of the start-ups and their Carver College of Medicine founders. Innovation occurs in every department, and often across departments within both the college and university. Departments represented below include Anesthesia, Biochemistry, Internal Medicine, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Pharmacology, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology, and Radiology.
Founders: Hans Johnson, PhD; H. Jeremy BockholtDescription: Enterprise informatics solutions for translational neurosciences
Founder: Robert Philibert, MD, PhDDescription: Epigenetic approaches to drug testing for substance abuse as well as diagnosis of disease, consultation and psychiatric testing
Founder: Ronald PiersonDescription: High-performance assessment of imaging biomarkers for use in research and clinical trials
Founders: Matthew Howard, MD; Timothy Brennan, MD, PhDDescription: Medical device capable of controlling neural pathways within the spinal cord for pain relief, relief of spacticity and motor control
Founder: Michael Welsh, MDDescription: Porcine models of human disease including cystic fibrosis
Founders: Christopher Adams, MD, PhD; Michael Welsh, MDDescription: Discovery and development of small molecules to prevent and treat skeletal muscle atrophy, obesity and diabetes
Founders: Donald Anderson, PhD; J. Lawrence Marsh, MD; Thomas Brown, PhDDescription: 3D blueprints and custom implants for articular fracture reduction
Founders: Michael Abramoff, MD, PhD; James Folk, MD; Stephen Russell, MD; Vinit Mahajan, MD, PhDDescription: Automated disease detection for frontline care
Founder: Steven Mickelsen, MDDescription: Development of medical devices needed to perform a pioneering catheter-based epicardial atrial fibrillation ablation procedure
Founder: Joseph Walder, MD, PhDDescription: World's largest oligonucleotide-based reagent company specializing in sequencing, gene silencing, expression, monitoring and mutation detection. IDT has over 700 employees and is headquartered in Coralville, Iowa with facilities in San Diego, California; Leuven, Belgium; and Singapore.
Founder: Milan Sonka, PhDDescription: Quantitative assessment tools for cardiovascular risk, atherosclerosis and osteoarthritis
Founder: Gregory Hageman, PhDDescription: Development of disease-modifying therapies to prevent loss of vision due to age-related macular degeneration
Founder: Ryan Flynn, PhDDescription: Development of a device for delivering highly localized radiation doses to prostate cancer patients that are sculpted to avoid sensitive healthy tissues
Founder: Max Baker, PhDDescription: Drug discovery and development for the treatment of seizures resulting from epilepsy or other central nervous system conditions
Founder: Raymond Hohl, MD, PhD; David Wiemer, PhDDescription: Drug discovery and development targeting sterol metabolism for cancer therapy
Founders: Eric Hoffman, MD, PhD; Geoffrey McLennan, MBBS, PhD; Milan Sonka, PhD; Joseph Reinhardt, PhDDescription: Quantitative pulmonary image analysis
Founders: Michael Schultz, PhD; Frances Johnson, MDDescription: Development of injectable radio-pharmaceuticals for diagnosis and therapy for cancer, with focus on metastatic melanoma
Founder: Terry Wahls, MDDescription: Development of an electrical stimulation therapeutic garment for improvement of muscle strength and endurance
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