Podiatry Device Takes Top Prize at Northeast Ohio Innovation Contest
A team of Kent State researchers took top prize at the Burton D. Morgan Foundation’s LAUNCHTOWN SOARTM Competition, held at Baldwin Wallace University in April, beating teams from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, and the University of Akron.
Their winnings ($7,000) will allow the team to further develop a device which could solve an age-old problem for diabetics.
Kent State Student Team Selected for Merck International Competition
Four Kent State University students have been chosen to compete in the German pharmaceutical company Merck KGaA’s International Protein Production Cell Line Challenge.
The student team, composed of biotechnology students Mitchell Lesko, Eric Veverka, Allison Davis, and Joram Rana, are one out of twelve teams from around the world. To compete, the team will seek to find what methods encourage antibody expression in a Chinese Hamster Ovarian (CHO) cell. Whichever team’s cell line produces the most antibodies wins the competition.