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A New Orleans Startup Is Helping Improve Cancer Treatments
March 9, 2016

AxoSim Technologies, a New Orleans-based biotech startup, has received $225,000 in federal grant money to continue to develop technology to help researchers discover life-saving drugs faster without having to rely on animal testing.

Novel Tech Challenge
Spring 2016

Bright ideas will fuel a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation at Tulane University School of Science and Engineering thanks to a grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.

Tulane Spinoff's Pitch for Better Breast Reconstruction Wins $25,000 Prize
November 18, 2015

Nicholas Pashos, a Bioinnovation fellow in his fourth year and co-founder of BioAesthetics, took home $25,000 in seed funding after being named winner of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center's 2015 BioChallenge pitch competition. BioAesthetics is dedicated to Nick's doctoral research of developing a skin graft technology of the nipple and areola complex for use on breast cancer survivors who undergo mastectomies.

Winner Selected in First Novel Tech Challenge
April 21, 2015
A device to help regenerate an esophagus took home the top prize at the inaugural Novel Tech Challenge at Tulane University. The winning entry will aid injuries caused by diseases such as cancer, says Derek Dashti, a doctoral student studying bioinnovation at Tulane. Dashti and his team WibiWorks engineered a tube containing therapeutic stem cells to regenerate a damaged esophagus.

New $13 Million Interdisciplinary Labs Debut This Fall
September 11, 2013

Soon Tulane University will complete a sweeping $13.5 million renovation of laboratory spaces in the J. Bennett Johnston Health and Environmental Research Building, setting the stage for a vibrant hub of interdisciplinary research on Tulane Avenue.