Two bioengineering teams each win $15,000 in DEBUT challenge
Two teams of Clemson University bioengineering students each won $15,000 and two teams received honorable mentions in the 2018 Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams Challenge.
The Voyager team took second place, and Concentracizor 4 (C4) won the challenge’s Venture Prize. Organic Medical and Supreme Endoscopy, both of Clemson, received honorable mentions. All teams were spotlighted in videos here.
The challenge, also known by the acronym DEBUT, is a biomedical engineering design challenge for teams of undergraduate students, managed by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, part of the National Institutes of Health, and VentureWell, a non-profit that cultivates revolutionary ideas and promising inventions, organizers said.
The NIBIB prizes were awarded based on four criteria: the significance of the problem being addressed; the impact of the proposed solution on potential users and clinical care; the innovation of the design; and the existence of a working prototype. In selecting its prizes, VentureWell considered two additional criteria: market potential and patentability.
The $65,000 in prizes will be awarded during a ceremony at the annual Biomedical Engineering Society conference in October.
You can read more about the challenge here.