News Archive

UCLA Biodesign Fellow Tackles Supply Chain Shortages for COVID-19 Testing
April 24, 2020

Recognizing a critical shift in health system needs, UCLA Biodesign Fellow, Dr. Gabe Oland, co-leads the UCLA Health COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swab task force and IRB study, to address 3D printed swab options in light of scarce testing supplies.

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National Registry Quickly Set Up to Help Doctors Understand Risks COVID-19 Poses to Pregnant Women and Newborns
April 8, 2020

New national registry launched by UCLA Biodesign Fellow and UCLA Health OBGYN specialist, Dr. Yalda Afshar, in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco to determine possible effects of COVID-19 on pregnant women and newborns. As covered by the Washington Post, Kaiser Health News, WebMD and news outlets, KABC-TV, KCBS-AM and NBC Bay Area.

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UCLA Biodesign Team Selected as Finalist in Lowell Milken Entrepreneurship Competition
April 6, 2020

Protean Surgical Instruments, a UCLA Biodesign team, was selected as a finalist in the UCLA Lowell Milken Institute-Sandler Entrepreneurship Competition.

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UCLA Biodesign Fellow Builds Ventilator Prototype from Home Depot Parts
March 27, 2020

UCLA Biodesign Fellow, Glen Meyerowitz, applied his knowledge of oxygen flow as a former rocket engineer at Space-X to build a low-cost mechanical ventilator prototype in response to predicted shortages and the need for ventilators in resource-constrained settings. As covered by TIME, MedGadget, Los Angeles Business Journal and news outlets, KCAL-TV, KCBS-TV and NBC.

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UCLA Biodesign Team Wins UCLA Anderson Think in Next Innovation Challenge
February 29, 2020

UCLA Biodesign Team, CranioView, placed 1st in the inaugural UCLA Anderson Think in the Next Innovation Challenge after advancing to the finals as the top winner in the healthcare track.

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Startup Health Recognizes Growing Los Angeles Healthtech Ecosystem
November 19, 2019

Startup Health recognizes the UCLA Biodesign Hub and top 14 emerging healthtech companies driving the growth of the Southern California ecosystem, including Lactation Lab,founded by UCLA physician, Dr. Stephanie Canale.

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UCLA Biodesign Launches Federally Funded Hub for MedTech & Digital Health
September 5, 2019

New regional initiative receives $1.5M in funding to create a regional hub in Southern California to advance novel healthcare technology covered by Los Angeles Business Journal and Becker’s Healthcare.

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UCLA Biodesign Welcomes 2019 – 2020 Innovation Fellows and Opens Applications
August 5, 2019

UCLA Biodesign welcomes inaugural class of ten fellows and opens 2020-2021 Biodesign Fellowship applications. Apply now until November 5th.

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UCLA Health Research and Innovation Announces Innovation Challenge and Biodesign Fellowship
May 29, 2019

New series of initiatives designed to engage patients, faculty, staff, and the community in advancing healthcare innovation.

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UCLA Health Launches UCLA Biodesign Program
February 13, 2019

UCLA Health in partnership with the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and UCLA Anderson School of Management announce campus-wide launch of UCLA Biodesign.