Ericsson, Saab and Purdue University announce ‘lab to life’ innovative 5G network to make Purdue Airport accessible as a real-life research site for aviation industry

Purdue University President Mung Chiang discusses the collaboration with industry partners Ericsson and Saab. A private 5G network will be installed at the airport, allowing companies and university researchers to develop their newest innovations in a real-world setting. (Purdue University/Charles Jischke) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University Airport, in collaboration with industry partners Ericsson and […]

Purdue engineers create safer solid-state lithium-ion batteries from new composite materials

A battery cell made from a new composite material developed at Purdue University undergoes testing to determine its stability when bent, cut and punched. Vilas Pol, a Purdue professor of chemical engineering, developed the material, which is safer to use in high-voltage, solid-state, lithium-ion batteries than traditional solid polymer electrolyte technologies. (Purdue University photo/Sensen Zhang) […]

Wheelchair prototype safely navigates passengers through airports to aircraft seats

A wheelchair prototype designed by teams of recent graduates from the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, College of Engineering and College of Science is being developed to help passengers navigate airports and travel through airplane aisles. (Purdue University photo/Zach Rodimel) FAA award-winning, patent-pending design travels omnidirectionally and has an adjustable base WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Teams of […]

Novilytic preps for expansion with launch of new Proteometer-L

Meena L. Narsimhan, PhD, of Novilytic examines the Proteometer-L in the company’s labs. It enables process R&D scientists and drug manufacturers to recognize when a product run is going awry in near-real-time. (Photo courtesy of Novilytic) Kit provides speedy analysis of pharmaceutical batch runs WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Novilytic LLC, a molecular-recognition company that uses […]

Purdue Ventures invests $250,000 in assistive educational technology company

Tactile Engineering manufactures the Cadence tablet, which allows readers to access technical diagrams and read equations WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue Ventures, which manages three funds to support Purdue University-connected startups, has invested $250,000 in Tactile Engineering Inc., a company that has developed assistive educational technology to enable people affected by blindness and low vision. […]

Purdue-connected digital health startup wins phase 1 of NIH competition for maternal health

HemaChrome has introduced a simple mobile health app that noninvasively measures blood hemoglobin using a digital photo or screenshot taken with an everyday smartphone or computer, making blood hemoglobin testing accessible to nearly everyone, anywhere, at a fraction of the cost. Founded by Purdue University researcher Young Kim, HemaChrome won phase 1 of the National […]

Purdue researchers receive over $143,000 to strengthen marketplace interest in their IP

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University innovators who create new processes and products need capital, among other resources, to bring their ideas to reality. A Purdue fund is making financial support available to help them further develop their work. Researchers from the College of Agriculture and College of Engineering have received more than $143,000 from […]

Purdue Ag-Celerator fund invests $100,000 in pathogen detection company

OmniVis, which makes hand-held devices to detect pathogens, will use the funding to launch a field pilot WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – OmniVis, which focuses on the speed, accuracy and economics of pathogen detection, has received $100,000 from the Purdue Ag-Celerator, an agriculture innovation fund. OmniVis makes iSpyDx hand-held devices that rapidly detect pathogens in food, […]