Duke BME Magazine

The Entrepreneurship Issue | Spring 2018


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I’m pleased to present you with the second issue of our thematic BME magazine that highlights the many faces of Duke Biomedical Engineering.

We believe that the goal of engineering is to serve society, and promoting entrepreneurship is one way to achieve that goal. As chair of Duke BME, I hope to strengthen our entrepreneurial efforts by creating an ecosystem of shared knowledge, intellectual expertise, and a physical infrastructure that supports entrepreneurship in the department.

In this issue, we explore the growing entrepreneurial efforts within Duke BME, with stories covering our numerous and successful faculty-led companies, the creation of a BME incubator—housed within the department—in downtown Durham that empowers our faculty, students and alumni to launch startups, and profiles of our entrepreneurial faculty, students and alumni who have used startups to bring research out of their lab and into society.

These stories showcase the entrepreneurial efforts of our innovative faculty and students, and we hope you enjoy learning more about this facet of Duke BME.

Ashutosh Chilkoti

Ashutosh Chilkoti, PhD
Chair, Duke Biomedical Engineering

Featured Content

An Old Space for New Ideas

The BRiDGE initiative for faculty, alumni and student startups opens in downtown Durham

Innovative Scholars

Challenging students to design solutions with global communities in mind

Imaging Inventions

Two Duke BME startups bring optical imaging technologies to patients across the spectrum of clinical settings 

A Mentor for New Entrepreneurs

Bill Walker uses his own experience to guide student and faculty-led startups 

Encouraging Engineering and Entrepreneurship

A Q&A with Barry Myers, the director of the Duke-Coulter Translational Research Partnership 

A New Class of Entrepreneur

Students and researchers tackle new challenges through their own startups 

A History of Entrepreneurship 

How advancements in ultrasound technology paved the way for future innovation 

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