BioAesthetics Wins Novel Tech Challenge and Rice Competition Prize

Focused on improving reconstruction options for post-surgery breast cancer patients, regenerative nipple graft startup BioAesthetics won multiple prizes in business competitions in April. The team won $10,000 in the Tulane Novel Tech Challenge, third place in the Tulane Business Model Competition, and a $25,000 Women’s Health prize in the Rice Business Plan Competition. The Rice event is the largest student business competition of it’s kind in the world.

April 20, 2016 —

Local Student-Founded Pressure Ulcer Startup Wins $25,000 in Tulane Competition

Invented by a team of biomedical engineering students, a device to prevent pressure ulcers in hospitals won first place and a $25,000 grand prize in the 2016 Tulane Business Model Competition. The students have formed the startup Nisoltus Medical to advance their smart pressure ulcer sensor for use in operating rooms worldwide. Another Tulane student-founded company, BioAesthetics, won third place and $2,500 in the competition for a pitch on the startup’s regenerative nipple graft.

April 19, 2016 —

BioFund-Supported Dryades Market Opens in Central City

Through an investment by the New Orleans BioFund, we’re proud to be a partner in the effort to bring fresh food, jobs, and growth to Central City with the opening of the Dryades Public Market. Formerly known as Jack and Jake’s, the food market is bringing growth to an underserved area of the city and included numerous public and private partners.

April 13, 2016 — Read more in The New Orleans Advocate