Xilis Raises $70 Million Series A Financing "The support provided by these world-class investors is an important milestone for our journey to transform cancer care and dramatically improve patient survival," says Xiling Shen, PhD, Founder and CEO. Protect3d Featured by the NFL During this year's 1st & Future competition, the NFL highlighted past winners, including Protect3d who won the $50,000 grand prize in 2020. inSomaBio Inspires at Y Combinator inSomaBio was highlighted by CrunchBase as one of the favorite companies from day one. Lead by CEO Stefan Roberts, inSomaBio stood out on virtual Demo Day. Deep Blue Achieves Clinical Launch DeepBlue’s T-line Hernia Mesh has gained 510(k) FDA clearance and will be launching their T-Line Hernia Mesh on selected sites in Q3, 2020. The (In)visible Organ Documentary Calla Health Technologies is centered on sustainably improving women's access to cancer prevention. Creating innovations that increase wide scale surveillance of cervical pre-cancers and cancers. Investing in Xilis to further Cancer Testing and Treatments Xilis is pioneering research into creating micro-organoids, where they can create ten thousand micro tumors from a single needle biopsy. inSomaBio - Biomaterials with "Frankenstein Proteins" Help Heal Tissue inSomaBio is developing injectable biomaterials composed of ordered and disordered protein segments that give rise to unique phase properties. Startup Aims to “Qatch” Blood Coagulation Data Qatch is looking to disrupt a $1 billion portion of the point-of-care diagnostics industry by harnessing a feature formerly considered a defect—surface roughness. Protect3D - Winner of 2020 NFL 1st and Future Competition 1st and Future is the NFL's annual Super Bowl competition designed to spur innovation in player health, safety and performance. Reinventing the Microscope Ramona Optics is changing the way you look at the world, by combining machine learning with novel optics to reinvent what's possible with a microscope. Deep Blue Medical Advances Adds $295K in Debt Funding Deep Blue has been developing a novel hernia mesh product with enhanced anchoring strength and has raised $295,000 in a debt round, Ramona Optics - A New Approach to Microscopy Current microscopes cannot capture images at high resolution over an area larger than a few square centimeters, which fundamentally limits what we are able to see and how quickly we are able to see it. Mercy Asiedu - TEDxDuke talk In this TEDxDuke talk, Mercy Asiedu describes a novel device, the Callascope, a tool for examining the cervix and inner female reproductive anatomy without the speculum. Xilis - Cultivating Micro-tumors The potential to save pharmaceutical companies millions of dollars to do initial testing on how effective a treatment is can’t be overlooked, according to Shen. Using the technology, pharma companies “can do massive drug screening at a much higher throughput with a much lower cost.” Protect3D - Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative Protect3D uses rapid prototyping and material advantages of 3D printing allow us to create devices that maximize mobility, comfortability, and protection.