The Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) received $2.6 million Ohio Third Frontier grant for biomedical sensor research and commercialization.
The project, funded by the grant from the Wright Center for Sensor Systems Engineering at Cleveland State University, aims to develop sensor technologies for diagnosing medical conditions and to monitor patients’ health, according to an ABIA press release.
Researchers will create sensor materials to solve issues that involve wound healing, diabetic foot ulcers, skin health on amputee patients, the mechanics of connective vascular tissues, and bladder control.
Collaborators on the project include Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Parker Hannifin. The ABIA-led project is one of six to recently receive $17 million in Third Frontier grants for the development of sensor technology.
The ABIA is a collaboration of complementary research, education, and health institutions with a goal of developing leading biomaterials and medicine programs including nationally-ranked orthopaedic and wound care programs, $150 million in annual academic and clinical research, and $50 million in annual commercialization investments.