Startups Begin Here! Four Startups Awarded $50,000 from TTUHSC President
The Presidents’ Innovative Startup Awards recognizes early-stage companies that are exemplifying innovation and commercialization.
The Innovation Hub at Research Park today (September 26, 2022) announced the winners of its annual Presidents' Innovative Startup Awards. The award recognizes startups that have a high potential for growth and an economic impact in West Texas.
“The quality of applicants from our university made the selection challenging,” said TTUHSC President Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D. “I am proud of the entrepreneurial work represented and honored to award these startups with funding to move their innovative ideas forward. Their initiatives and approaches represent our university’s vision to transform health care through innovation and collaboration.”
The President of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center awarded four startups a total of $50,000. The 2022 Presidents’ Innovative Startup Awardees and their startups are:
TTUHSC President's Awards
NeoPurpose Therapeutics | $25,000 award
A biotech startup focused on the development of novel anti-cancer therapies as well as platform technology for anti-cancer drug discovery screening and testing.
Founding members include TTUHSC faculty Dr. Sanjay K. Srivastava and TTUHSC graduate student Shreyas Gaikwad
Better Bleeding Control | $15,000 award
Better Bleeding Control is developing a realistic, wearable training device that provides real-time, performative feedback on bleeding control techniques that can reduce the cost of hemorrhage control training, better training results in better outcomes.
Founding members include TTUHSC faculty Dr. Brittany Bankhead and TTUHSC medical student Julie Chugh
Cardio Intelligent Systems, LLC | $5,000 award
Cardio Intelligent Systems is a TTU-TTUHSC partnership that develops software applications to predict the postoperative risk and treatment outcomes of cardiac surgeries for heart failure patients.
Founders: TTUHSC Faculty Dr. Nandini Nair and TTU Faculty Dr. Dongping Du
Advanced Codex Solutions, LLC | $5,000 award
A non-invasive, low cost, and mobile diagnostic tool for the early detection of both melanoma and skin ulcers.
Founders: TTUHSC Faculty Dr. Courtney Queen, Dr. George Zouridakis & Dr. Tarun Wadhawan
Taking a Big Step in Structural Biology
Luis Cuello, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics at the TTUHSC School of Medicine, was awarded a five-year R35 MIRA grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
TTUHSC’s Garrison Institute on Aging Program Supports Dementia Patients, Family Caregivers
Recent estimates say that more than 400,000 people in Texas are living with ADRD, and more than 1.5 million unpaid family members and friends are serving as informal caregivers for these ADRD patients.
TTU System Health Policy and Public Health Think Tank Hosted First West Texas Health Disparities Research Symposium
The inaugural West Texas Health Disparities Research Symposium marks the largest event resulting from the work of the TTU System Health Policy and Public Health Think Tank.
TTUHSC Honors School of Nursing Faculty and Staff
Several Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Nursing faculty were awarded this year for their unparalleled contributions to medical education and patient care.
Willed Body Memorial Service Honors Those Who Donated
On Memorial Day each May, a service is conducted to pay respect to the Willed Body Program donors and their families.
Motivation From the Heart
While the TTU System aimed to cast a spotlight on these individuals and their work, the honorees chose to cast that light onto others, sharing their humble gratitude toward those who helped, guided and inspired them.