Posts by Haley Sheetz

  1. A Tricky Bone to Pick: Avitus Deal Profile

    A steady hand is poised over a patient on the operating table. After years of back problems, they are undergoing the life-changing surgery and bone graft treatment needed for a pain-free future. However, instead of using the typical “hammer and chisel” method to collect bone graft, doctors will be able to make a small incision…

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  2. Tracking Regeneration: Bell Biosystems Company Profile

    Imagine if technology similar to a car’s GPS could be used to track regenerative cells as they travel through the bodies of ALS, Parkinson’s, or stroke patients. A pseudo navigation system that would allow researchers to monitor the path cells take to facilitate healing for a wide spectrum of neurodegenerative diseases. That is exactly the…

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  3. Resetting the Insulin Clock: Sensulin Deal Profile

    For a person with type one diabetes, the day runs on insulin time. Their morning begins with a quick dose and a finger prick. Throughout the day, the number of shots only increases–typically four to eight insulin injections and six to ten finger pricks. This is the daunting reality of life with diabetes. However, Sensulin is…

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  4. To Infinity and Beyond: Positron Dynamics Deal Profile

    An astronaut mistakenly left behind on Mars has to survive on his own on an inhospitable planet. Using his knowledge of physics, chemistry, and botany, Mark Watney is able to survive — and thrive. That’s the gripping plot of this season’s Hollywood blockbuster, The Martian, which has reignited the general public’s fascination and interest in…

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  5. Catalyzing Innovation: Breakout Labs

    As Edward Teller once said, “The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.” In the last decade alone, we have seen spectacular leaps in technology — leaps that have come to define the world we live in. From the advent of the Smartphone to the spread of WiFi hotspots, many of the advancements that…

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