Category: Biotech

Beyond the Index: Entrepreneurship in Action

Beyond the Index: Entrepreneurship in Action

How two university-supported startups are taking on COVID-19 in very different ways. Last month, ISTC released its 2020 University Entrepreneurship Index, detailing record growth of Illinois’ university-supported startups. Over the past five years, entrepreneurs on Illinois’ campuses have created more than 1,000 new ventures, raising more than $1.4 billion in funding and creating 3,300 new […]

How Illinois’ Innovation Community is Rising to the Challenge

How Illinois’ Innovation Community is Rising to the Challenge

Here’s how Illinois’ innovators, educators, and entrepreneurs are taking on COVID-19 COVID-19 may be the defining societal challenge of our time. Over the past several weeks, the magnitude of this challenge has increasingly come into focus—as too has the need to proactively support healthcare workers and our local communities. Fortunately, Illinois’ innovation community is rising […]

Rosalind Franklin University Accelerating Health Innovation In Illinois

Rosalind Franklin University Accelerating Health Innovation In Illinois

  By Ronald Kaplan, PhD, Executive Vice President for Research, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science In this issue of Catalyst, we highlight new ISTC member Rosalind Franklin University (RFU) and their efforts to accelerate health innovation in Illinois.   Rosalind Franklin University (RFU) in North Chicago is a growing hub for basic science and translational […]

Computing, Medicine and Biotechnology: A New Partnership to Achieve Breakthroughs

Computing, Medicine and Biotechnology: A New Partnership to Achieve Breakthroughs

By Professor Ravishankar Iyer, Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Liewei Wang, Professor of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Mayo Clinic Rochester,  Professor Kevin White, Director of the Institute of Genomics and Systems Biology at the University of Chicago. As the use of computers to model experiments and outcomes becomes increasingly indispensable […]