Commercialization of Biomedical Technologies

a woman in a lab.

Students will explore the use of a technology through a new biotech company, experiencing the translation process of converting a lab technology to a practical product used in daily life.

Project description

The Arany lab has utilized a platform technology using polymeric microspheres to precision engineer biological payload delivery. This technology was utilized in developing two products that have attracted significant commercial interest. Hence, a biotech company was launched in Fall 2018 and is currently in the process of product development. Students can participate and experience the translational process of converting a lab technology to a practical product used in daily life.

Project outcome

The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment To be determined by student/mentor
Start time Fall, Spring, Summer
In-person, remote, or hybrid?
Level of collaboration To be determined by student/mentor
Benefits Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study
Who is eligible Students studying Business, Management, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Dental, or Medicine who are enthusiastic and have time to dedicate to the project.
Goldwater and the National Science Foundation

Students participating in this project might be interested in and eligible for the Goldwater Scholarship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Connect with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to learn more.

Project mentor

Daniel Chan

Managing Director, Optimed Technology

B41 Foster Hall, South Campus

Phone: (716) 222-1023


Start the project

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Preparation activities

The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.