Rescue Biomedical wins $2.8M grant for nalaxone-releasing implant for opioid overdoses

[Photo courtesy of Purdue/Rescue Biomedical/Hugh Lee]Rescue Biomedical announced today that it received a $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for its opioid overdose treatment.

West Lafayette, Indiana received a Fast-Track Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, grant from the NIH. The company develops technology that detects when a person is overdosing on an opioid and delivers naloxone to reverse the action.

The minimally invasive, subcutaneous device presents a closed-loop drug delivery system. Hyowon “Hugh” Lee, Rescue Biomedical CEO, said the company seeks to partner with recovery clinics and clinicians. This way, they can identify and work with opioid use disorder (OUD) patients at high risk of overdosing again.

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Smart clothes powered by AI could monitor health

The fingertips of a wireless voltage detection glove illuminates when the wearer’s hand approaches a live cable. (Purdue University photo/Rebecca McElhoe)

Engineers at Purdue University are touting a method for turning cloth items into battery-free, wearable and wireless “smart clothes.”

The engineers at the West Lafayette, Ind.-based university developed a new spray/sewing method designed to transform any conventional cloth item into these smart clothes that can also be cleaned in the washing machine like normal clothing.

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