Surefooted LLC Awarded STTR Grant from National Institutes of Health

December 19, 2018

Approximately 1 in 3 senior citizens experience a fall each year and falls are the leading cause of death by an injury among those aged 65 and older. Surefooted is developing a type of physical therapy equipment that aims to revolutionize fall prevention.

Oxalo Therapeutics Awarded $2.3 Million of STTR Funding from National Institutes of Health

December 03, 2018

According to the National Kidney Foundation, about one in ten people will develop a kidney stone. Oxalo Therapeutics, a University of Chicago (UC) biotech startup, is developing a drug to treat and prevent kidney stones. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Oxalo Therapeutics a $2.3 million grant for a first-of-its-kind drug.

Digital Dipstick Wins SBIR Funding Using Resources Throughout Illinois

July 02, 2018

Digital Dipstick Company, a fluid-monitoring technology startup, was recently awarded $224,000 in Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding from the National Science Foundation. Digital Dipstick received guidance and help from resources provided by the Illinois University Incubator Network, designed to help entrepreneurs affiliated with University-based entrepreneurship centers. But their story starts long before that.