Digital medical image files such as X-rays, MRIs and CT scans fill roughly half of all existing electronic storage around the world. And a University of Michigan startup has figured out how to mine and analyze this big data with technology that could make treatment choices incredibly precise for each patient.
Movellus Inc., a University of Michigan startup, has secured $6 million in Series A venture funding for a total of $10 million so far. The company provides technology that helps accelerate and optimize semiconductor chip design.
Its applications include cloud computing, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence.
The University of Michigan will make a $2.75 million initial investment in four U-M startups, with potential funding of up to $20 million through subsequent financing rounds.
These days, the energy buzzing around Marouane Kessentini, associate professor of computer and information science, is hard to miss.
The number of startups launched at the University of Michigan nearly doubled to 21 in fiscal year 2018 as U-M inventors went to market with a broad array of discoveries ranging from autonomous shuttles to a post-surgery warning system that alerts doctors to patient distress well ahead of traditional methods.
Chronic pain sufferers have a new ally when it comes to answering the question: “On a scale of zero to 10, how much does it hurt?”
When University of Michigan researchers started getting spontaneous hugs from nurses while testing their system that monitors the autonomic nervous system of hospital patients and predicts problems, they knew they were on to something.
A new surgical device developed at the University of Michigan could make it quicker and easier to connect arteries in complicated procedures such as reconstructing a breast after a mastectomy, or a severely injured leg after a car accident.
Rolling out what it's calling a "street view for cyberspace," Censys — a tech startup based on technology developed at the University of Michigan — has launched a commercially available version of its internetwide scanning tool.
One of the selling points of autonomous vehicles is the chance for drivers to be more productive while traveling. But some, suffering from motion sickness, won't be able to take advantage of relinquishing the wheel.
While the Big Three automakers are still in the research and development phase, University of Michigan startup May Mobility already has tested its bright green-and-white driverless shuttles on public streets in downtown Detroit, and has ambitious plans for growth.
Kelly Sexton, an assistant vice chancellor at North Carolina State University, has been named associate vice president for research — technology transfer and innovation partnerships at the University of Michigan.
The total volume of research at the University of Michigan reached a record high of $1.48 billion in the fiscal year that ended June 30, a 6.4 percent increase from the previous year.
University of Michigan researchers reported 444 new inventions in fiscal year 2017 — up from last year's 428 — and the fifth straight year of more than 400 inventions from U-M faculty.
Seven technologies demonstrating high potential to help solve transportation issues are receiving $600,000 from the University of Michigan's Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Statewide Innovation Hub program to continue their advancement into the commercial market.
A University of Michigan startup that's developing a non-invasive way to remove diseased tissue from cancer patients using high-intensity ultrasound has attracted $8.3 million in Series B financing.
Neurable, a University of Michigan startup that developed brain-computer interface technology based on breakthrough neuroscience, has raised $2 million in seed funding to bring its software platform to market.
Mike Psarouthakis has been named director of the University of Michigan's Tech Transfer Venture Center.
The Venture Center is responsible for helping to identify, develop and launch new startups based on U-M technologies, and works alongside licensing, legal and marketing specialists within U-M Tech Transfer.
In an effort to make safer, longer-lasting lithium-ion batteries for technologies like electric vehicles, smartphones and laptops, a University of Michigan startup has formed a $1.5 million joint venture with two major players in the industry.
The University of Michigan signed a record 173 license and option agreements with companies seeking to commercialize the discoveries of university researchers in the past fiscal year.