Engineering Biology & Materials ScienceHealth & Medicine Challenge:
Materials that monitor and report patient vitals, particularly those vitals that otherwise require complex/expensive machinery (e.g., magnetic resonance imaging) to monitor.
- Technical Achievement: Engineer stimuli-responsive materials that create sufficient contrast for high-resolution, noninvasive visualization of tissues (e.g., ultrasound).
- Technical Achievement: Develop nanoscale materials that recognize specific biomarkers for detection and/or tagging of tissues for surgical intervention.
Cell-free systems for democratizing access to medicines, materials, and diagnostics.
- Technical Achievement: Develop low-cost, portable, on-demand cell-free synthesis platforms to make vaccines and therapeutics in freeze-dried lysates.
- Technical Achievement: Develop low-cost, portable, on-demand cell-free diagnostic platforms to monitor patient vitals, viral load, or environmental exposures.
Last updated: January 19, 2021 Back