Entrepreneurship

Start-up Seeks Solution to Plastic Waste from Water Bottles

Voda, a start-up company with UConn roots, has developed a new beverage distribution service that customizes drinks to its users’ tastes.

An IMCORP van in front of wind turbines in Hawaii. (Photo supplied by IMCORP)

IMCORP: On the Fast Track to Success

A Connecticut company built on UConn technology is one of the fastest-growing engineering firms in the U.S.

Dura Biotech (Christopher LaRosa/UConn Photo)

Tiny Heart Valve Has Big Potential for UConn Startup

A combination of biomedical engineering and sewing skills led to the development of a novel heart valve replacement that could save lives.

Altug Poyraz, eft, a graduate student, with Steven Suib, distinguished professor and director of chemistry on Jan. 9, 2014. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

A New Way to Create Porous Materials

UConn chemists have discovered a process offering greater control and flexibility that could benefit a wide range of applications.

UConn Health Research in the Olympic Spotlight

Pioneering work by Dr. Cato Laurencin, with the potential to regenerate human tissue and reduce athletes’ recovery time, was featured on NBC.

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UConn Health Researchers Advance Connecticut’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Recent recognition and awards for innovation spotlight Connecticut’s bioscience leadership.

Challa Kumar, professor of chemistry, center, with graduate students Caterina Riccardi, left, and Inoka Deshapriya on Oct. 28, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Chemist Discovers New Way to Stabilize Proteins

Challa Kumar’s research could aid in the development of stable vaccines and inexpensive artificial blood.

Bioengineered ACL Developed by UConn Physician-Scientist Wins U.S. Patent

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin says the technology may be a new solution for torn anterior cruciate ligaments.

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Chair Named for Orthopaedic Surgery and New England Musculoskeletal Institute

Dr. Augustus Mazzocca is an internationally recognized expert in shoulder and elbow surgery and a graduate of UConn’s medical school and orthopaedic surgery residency program.

Dr. Pramod K. Srivastava, director of the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, in his lab. (Chris DeFrancesco/UConn Health Center Photo)

UConn Doctor’s Vaccine Technology Shows Promise in Brain Cancer Treatment

The vaccine is based on the role of heat shock protein (HSP) in immune response, an area pioneered by Dr. Pramod Srivastava.