Tech Transfer announces first recipients of new early-stage technology award

In an effort to support promising early-stage technologies, Technology Transfer and Business Development created a new bimonthly grant to increase funds for technology development at OHSU.

The first recipients of these bi-monthly awards were distributed to Nasibeh Vatankhah, M.D., and Andrei Sdrulla, M.D., Ph.D.

Vatankhah is developing a novel wound healing assessment tool that enables fast, non-invasive and accurate measurement and monitoring of wounds that will make compliance feasible. She currently serves as an assistant professor for the Division of Vascular Surgery.

Sdrulla is currently developing a stimulation device for pain relief. The device can provide greater pain relief and is more energy efficient compared to other devices currently on the market. Sdrulla currently serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine in the School of Medicine.

Awards of up to $10,000 will be given every other month and submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

Questions? Contact techmgmt@ohsu.edu for more information.