The graduate student founders of Instapath Bioptics took home the $12,500 grand prize in the 2017 Novel Tech Challenge, run by the Tulane Office of Technology Transfer. With rapid, high-quality imaging, Instapath aims to improve how biopsies are processed to increase pathology efficiency and reduce repeat biopsies. The team won the competition’s experienced category. Other winners in that category that also work with the Center’s Commercialization team were Viralchemy, developing an anti-viral treatment for dengue fever, and CMDX Biopsy, which has created a new, integrated biopsy punch device to improve skin biopsies.

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