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December 5, 2019

It’s predator versus predator at Alligator Tank health care innovation competition

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Entrepreneurs chomped at the chance to present exciting new health care projects at the Alligator Tank competition, held Nov. 19 at Mayo Clinic in Florida. About 100 people showed up in Kinne Auditorium—at times standing room only—to watch eager contestants put everything on the line and give their best performance. Like the “Shark Tank” television […]

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Tags: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Basar Sareyyupoglu, Charles Bruce, Christine Mehner, David Abia Trujillo, entrepreneurship, Eric Nottmeier, John Copland III, Maarten Rotman, Magdalena Cichon, Magdy El-Sayed Ahmed, Mark Pichelmann


November 11, 2019

Mayo student a finalist in Collegiate Inventors Competition

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Allisa Song, a second-year medical student at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, and her teammates will head to Virginia this month as graduate finalists in the 2019 Collegiate Inventors Competition.

This competition brings together the nation’s most creative students to showcase and compete with their research and discoveries, and offers networking opportunities, market exposure, mentorship, and more.

Song and her team — which includes Elias Baker, Jennifer Steger, and Mackenzie Andrews — are bringing their invention, the Nanodropper, a universal eyedrop bottle adapter that eliminates eyedrop medication waste.

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Tags: Allisa Song, Elias Baker, entrepreneurship, Jennifer Steger, Mackenzie Andrews, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, medical innovation, medical research


October 30, 2019

Giving women the tools to take off

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Jennifer Westendorf, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Office of Research Diversity and Inclusion, says there’s a strong need to help women advance their projects involving research, patents and intellectual property.

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Tags: diversity, entrepreneurship, Jennifer Westendorf, Luz Cumba-Garcia, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Yuguang Liu


December 5, 2018

Two minutes to win it

By Lynda de Widt Lynda de Widt

Nine teams of Mayo Clinic employees pitched their ideas for health care innovations at the second annual Alligator Tank competition at the Mayo Clinic Florida campus on November 14, 2018.  Each team was given 120 seconds to explain their solution to a problem in the medical field before a live audience and a panel of […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, entrepreneurship


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