UW Bioengineering Assistant Professor Deok-Ho Kim has received a $250,000 Proof of Concept grant from the Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF). Dr. Kim’s project, “Integrated Multielectrode-Array Nanodevice for Cardiotoxicity Screening”, aims to develop a micro/nano-engineered cardiotoxicity assay. This assay enables drug developers to identify therapies that are potentially harmful to the heart, before they are used on humans.
This grant is part of a total of $1.25 million of Proof of Concept funding awarded by LSDF to for-profit and non-profit organizations throughout Washington State to accelerate the translation of promising health-related technologies from concept to commercialization.
Visit LSDF’s website for more information about Dr. Kim’s grant and others.
Dr. Kim’s award has been highlighted by UW Medicine News and UW College of Engineering’s website.