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Mission

Our goal is to create impactful technologies that improve diagnostics, reduce costs, and increase accessibility to high-quality healthcare.

We utilize concepts from optical engineering, light-tissue interaction, computer vision, frugal innovation, and biodesign to invent new ways to see and treat disease.

Principle Investigator

DurrHeadshotNWK4363Nicholas J. Durr is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University and the Director of Undergraduate Programs at the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID). He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from U.T. Austin. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School in 2010 and an independent investigator at MIT from 2011 to 2014 as a Fellow in the M+Vision Consortium. Before joining Johns Hopkins, he was the Founder and CEO of PlenOptika.

Postdoc position available

Accuo wins Stage 2 Award from VentureWell

November 29th, 2016|Comments Off on Accuo wins Stage 2 Award from VentureWell

Accuo (formerly EchoSpine) has won a Stage 2 Award from VentureWell for $20,000. This funding will support validation of their business model as the continue to refine their technology to [...]

Cryotherapy team wins Bronze Medal in the Collegiate Inventors Competition

November 7th, 2016|Comments Off on Cryotherapy team wins Bronze Medal in the Collegiate Inventors Competition

Congratulations to Team Kubanda for winning third place in the 2016 National Collegiate Inventors Competition. The Hub has a story on their work here and the National Inventors Hall of Fame [...]

Cryotherapy team is one of five finalist in the Collegiate Inventors Competition

September 29th, 2016|Comments Off on Cryotherapy team is one of five finalist in the Collegiate Inventors Competition

Team Kubanda--an undergraduate design team developing a cryotherapy technique for non-surgical breast cancer treatment in low-resource settings, is a finalist in the Collegiate Inventors Competition. The Hub issued a press release [...]

VectorWEB awarded funding for Zika surveilance

August 10th, 2016|Comments Off on VectorWEB awarded funding for Zika surveilance

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Prof. Acharya funding for his CBID project on monitoring the vector for Zika through cloud-connected ovitraps. VectorWEB is one of [...]

EchoSpine awarded Coulter funding for Deep Needle placement

July 15th, 2016|Comments Off on EchoSpine awarded Coulter funding for Deep Needle placement

DT11 from 2015-2016, led by Nisu Patel, has been awarded a seed grant from the Coulter Foundation for improving deep needle placement. Drs. Durr and Moghekar are the PIs.

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