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Polsky Weekly 10 // November 6

Varuna raises $1.5M | A path to custom plastics | Most disruptive MBA startups
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Patent of the Week: Precisely Delivering High Dose Radiation to Multiple Tumor Sites

University of Chicago researchers have developed an algorithm and prototype software package that successfully generates radiation beam angles for more precisely delivering treatment to multiple tumor sites. Stereotactic ablative…
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Same-Day Ethnic Grocery Delivery Provider OjaExpress Connects People with Food, Each Other

Boyede Sobitan is the CEO and co-founder of OjaExpress, the same-day ethnic grocery delivery platform. Sobitan and his co-founder, Fola Dada, are first- and second-generation Nigerian immigrants. Their difficulty…
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Patent of the Week: A Predictive Gene Signature for Breast Cancer Therapy

Inventors, including University of Chicago researcher Edwardine Labay, have patented a seven-gene signature that can be used to assess the risk of breast cancer progression and treatment response. The…
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Polsky Weekly 10 // October 23

DIF hosts debate with US Senator | Actuate monitors safe distances | GGLeagues launches national league
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Patent of the Week: A Low Dose, Multi-Drug Cocktail for Breast Cancer Treatment

More than 150,000 breast cancer survivors were living with metastatic disease, three-fourths of whom were originally diagnosed with stage I-III, as of January 1, 2019, according to the American…
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Polsky Weekly 10 // October 16

Prof. Kaplan's new PE research | Students supporting small businesses | BallotReady to reach 50 million voters
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Private Equity Firms Seek New Investments, Eye Growth Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Researchers recently asked more than 200 private equity (PE) managers about the performance of their portfolio during the COVID-19 pandemic – inquiring about their decision-making and other activities in…
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BallotReady to Reach 50 Million Voters in All 50 States

More than 15 million Americans have turned 18 since the 2016 election, and 63% of Americans ages 18 - 29 plans to vote in the 2020 General Election, according…
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Patent of the Week: Identifying High-Risk Triple Negative Breast Cancer Patients

Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is the most aggressive type of breast cancer and has the least favorable prognosis, as there are fewer targeted medicines available. Accounting for about…
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Polsky Weekly 10 // October 9

$100M for Cubii, Prof. Kaplan on Chicago's tech future, and Google awards three Polsky companies.

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