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Breakout Labs is proud to introduce our newest grantees: Neumitra, Ion Dx and E3XBio

posted on February 10th, 2015

“The Art of Detection” could be the theme for the three new companies just awarded funding by Breakout Labs… Two of the new recipients announced today are Bay Area companies that have developed lab methods…

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Breakout Labs portfolio company 3Scan raises $6.67M from Lux Capital & Dolby Ventures

posted on January 27th, 2015

As reported in today’s Wall Street Journal, Breakout Labs portfolio company 3Scan has closed a Series A fundraising round of $6.7 million to support the continued development of their Knife Edge Scanning Microscope (KESM). “While medical science…

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Dr. Thomas J. Fogarty

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Q&A with Dr. Thomas J. Fogarty: How the Fogarty Institute for Innovation is nurturing breakthroughs in medical technology

posted on December 24th, 2014

BREAKOUT LABS: First off, congratulations on being awarded the Presidential National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Can you tell us your observations about how the environment for inventors has changed in the 50 years since…

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Christian Braemer

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Q&A with Christian Braemer: How Benefunder is bridging the “Innovation Deficit”

posted on November 26th, 2014

Earlier this week, we asked Benefunder CEO and Co-Founder Christian Braemer to give us some insight on how his philanthropic services organization is driving a fundamental shift in traditional research funding by creating a marketplace, attracting…

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By Hemai Parthasarathy

What makes Carnegie Mellon a great environment for STEM entrepreneurs?

posted on November 20th, 2014

This week, I had the pleasure of visiting Carnegie Mellon University, as the guest of Lenore Blum, Co-Director of the CMU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. (She is also a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science)….

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