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November 11, 2020

Student team develops ventilator alternative for COVID-19 patients

A group of six third-year undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University is on a mission to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic from their living rooms by designing leak-proof masks that can be used with ordinary CPAP machines to deliver breathing relief to hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

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October 19, 2020

ClearMask makes and sells 11 million masks internationally

With FDA clearance, maximum barrier protection, and supply chain advantages, the business founded by Johns Hopkins alumni improves the standard of care for patients around the world.

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September 29, 2020

Two PhD students from Hopkins BME named Siebel Scholars

Yuan Rui and Sarah Somers, two PhD students studying biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins, have been names Siebel Scholars for 2021.

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Hopkins BME team named finalist in Collegiate Inventors Competition

Team Benegraft is among the finalists announced by the Collegiate Inventors Competition, an annual contest founded by the National Inventors Hall of Fame to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship at the collegiate level.

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August 5, 2020

Dusting off the sewing machine to donate PPE

When Ivy Wang first learned to sew two years ago, she could never have predicted that the simple stitching skills she mastered would help her protect the lives of hundreds during a global pandemic as a volunteer making cloth masks for frontline workers.

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Hopkins BME students develop low-cost device to treat postpartum hemorrhage in low-resource settings

Gavin Mischler, Maya Lapinski, and Katherine Hu met through the Hopkins BME Design Team program, and spent the next three years developing a reusable device that aims to reduce the rate of childbirth-related deaths for women in low-resource settings.

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Team Relavo

August 4, 2020

Student startup Relavo takes home $500,000 KidneyX prize

Relavo, a company founded by Johns Hopkins undergraduates studying biomedical engineering, has been awarded a $500,000 KidneyX prize to develop a product that reduces the risk for contamination during at-home kidney dialysis treatments.

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August 3, 2020

PhD students and mentors win research and diversity fellowship

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded three pairs of Johns Hopkins PhD students and their mentors a 2020 Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study, which not only recognizes students who have the potential to be leaders in their fields, but also is designed to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences.

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July 14, 2020

A solution to vision loss in canines

After the first client-owned dog received a partial corneal transplant in 2017, a team of Hopkins BME students and alumni developed a device to make it easier for surgeons to perform partial corneal transplants on dogs.

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June 26, 2020

Start ’em up: Cellular Analysis Technologies

The founders of Cellular Analysis Technologies valued their time in the FastForward U’s spring Accelerator program so much, they’re going through the program twice—first as a Spark team, and now as a Fuel team. The program helps students from across Johns Hopkins bring their business ideas to life.

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