Academic Year 2005/06

The May 2006 Final Business Plan Competition grand prize of $45,000 was won by team Pharma Solutus for their proposal of a new company that would develop drug delivery platforms for targeting cancer and making chemotherapy more effective. Pharma Solutus focuses on novel drug delivery nanotechnology which will allow providers to concentrate drugs at the tumor site, thereby reducing side effects, and to control and sustain the release of the anticancer drug.

The prior round Executive Summary & Elevator Pitch Competition, held in the December of 2005 for a $5,000 prize, was won by team HydroMatrix which plans to commercialize a nanostructured polymer technology designed to rebuild healthy cartilage in damaged or degenerated human joints.