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December 15, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Competitive alligators chomp at the bit to showcase health care innovations

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

It was a spinoff of the popular “Shark Tank” television show — virtual style. The amended format of the 2020 Alligator Tank health care innovation competition at Mayo Clinic in Florida allowed teams two minutes to pitch their projects to a panel of judges during an event hosted online. More than 100 Mayo Clinic staff […]

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Tags: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Alligator Tank, Alvaro Moreno Aspitia, Aziza Nassar, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Charles Bruce, Daniel Trifiletti, entrepreneurship, Ernest Bouras, Ian Makey, James Meschia, Johnny Sandhu


December 5, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

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 · Leave a Comment

Mayo student a finalist in Collegiate Inventors Competition

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

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 · Leave a Comment

Giving women the tools to take off

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

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 · Leave a Comment

Two minutes to win it

By Lynda De Widt Lynda De Widt (@ldewidt)

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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