Topic: bioinnovation

green polymer spheres connected to each other


In 1997, Tulane physics professor Wayne Reed developed a technology in his lab to make the production of polymers — which are used to create plastics and other widely used products — greener and more efficient.


Quoted: Billy Heim (SSE ’07, B ’12)

“It’s humbling ... it makes all the hard work, and the late nights, and the trials and tribulations of the startup life, all worth it to know the impact that it’s making.” — Billy Heim (SSE ’07, B ’12), discusses the development of a graft that can regenerate a nipple and areola for breast reconstruction for breast cancer survivors. The graft was developed by NICHOLAS PASHOS (SSE ’17), alumnus of Tulane’s Bioinnovation PhD program.

Kimberly Gramm sits at a conference table in front of a contemporary painting

A Coach for Innovation

Kimberly Gramm leads the new Innovation Institute, which is at the vanguard of improving lives and transforming New Orleans and the region by boosting breakthroughs and discoveries and spurring the creation of new businesses that will bring these advances to market faster.


Esophageal Implant Techno

As a part of Tulane’s Bioinnovation PhD program, Derek Dashti (SSE ’19) developed an organ regenerative implant technology designed to regenerate a patient’s damaged esophagus in an effort to treat esophageal cancer. The technology can also generate other damaged organs and tissue. He founded his startup, D & P Bioinnovations, to design and develop biomedical technologies and products.