Droplet is a research and design company focused on creating a platform that builds biodegradable microspheres for targeted drug delivery into a patient’s body. ASU biomedical engineering students Sheldon Cummings, Rex Moore, Byron Alarcon, and Levi Riley are working on the process for making these microspheres. The microspheres are one piece of the larger puzzle of targeted drug delivery, which has been baffling the medical field for years. Droplet was formed from the desire to engage in use-inspired research, which means research that has direct impact on people in the “real world”. Join us this week as we get a glimpse inside the world of sci-fi-level innovation, and how this group of students succeeded in building a research and development company by very strategically focusing on building solutions for one part of a much larger challenge.
Recommended if you're interested in: biomedical engineering, launching an R&D venture, prototyping, use-inspired research projects
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