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University Of Colorado Denver - AMC

Carbon nanotubes for therapeutic applications in heart disease: innovative catheter-electrodes and cardiac tissue engineering.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Education
  • Location Aurora, CO, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2010

Company Summary

We are a multidisciplinary team of cardiac cell biologists and electrophysiologists, biophysicists, nanotechnologists and bioengineers based at the University of Colorado and University of Trieste (Italy), with internationally acknowledged leaders in the field of nanobiotechnology (Nature Nanotech. 2009; Nature Chem. 2010 ). A joint Patent on carbon nanotubes for cardiac applications has been filed by the U. of Colorado TTO on March 13, 2012.

Team

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    Luisa Mestroni
    Dr.

    1979-1984: Internship, Residency and Specialization in Cardiology, University of Trieste SOM (Italy)
    1981-1993: Cardiology Assistant, University Hospital, Trieste (Italy)
    1991-1998: Molecular Cardiology Coordinator, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (United Nations)
    1998-2006: Associate Professor, University of Colorado
    2006-present: Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado
    Reviewer, NIH and AHA
    Patents

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    Carlin S. Long
    Dr.

    7/90 - 6/96: Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSF and the San Francisco VA Medical Center
    7/96 - 7/98: Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF
    8/98-7/03: Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado (UCD)
    8/98-present: Chief of Cardiology, Denver Health Medical Center, and Director, Cell Biology, Cardiovascular Institute, UCD
    7/03-present: Director of Research, Cardiovascular Institute, UCD
    7/03-present: Professor of Medicine, UCD

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    Duy T. Nguyen
    Dr.

    2000-2001: Research Scholar, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Cardiovascular Branch, NHLBI, NIH
    2002-2005: Harvard medical School, Internship and Residency
    2006-2010: Cardiology Fellowship, Electrophysiology, UCFS
    2007: Attending Physician, Dept. of Medicine/Cardiology, Doctors Medical Center, San Pablo, CA
    2010-present: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine/Cardiology, Electrophysiology Lab, University of Colorado

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    John H Caldwell
    Dr.

    1979-1985: Assistant Professor, University of Colorado (UCD) School of Medicine (SOM)
    1985-1988: Associate Professor, Dept. of Physiology & Dept. of Cellular and Structural Biology, UCD
    1995-present: Professor of Developmental Biology, Physiology and Biophysics, UCD
    2002-2003: Visiting Professor, Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany
    2000-2006 NIH Federal Advisory Committees

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    Maurizio Prato
    Dr.

    1983-92
 Assistant Professor, University of Padua (Italy), Visiting Fellow, University College Dublin (Ireland)
    1992-2000: Associate Professor, University of Trieste (Italy)
    2000-present: Professor of Chemistry, University of Trieste (Italy)
    2001: Visiting Professor, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris (France)
    2008: Ciamician-Gonzalez Prize, Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry
    2008: European Research Council Advanced Research Award

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    Laura Ballerini
    Dr.

    2010- present: Professor of Physiology, University of Trieste (Italy)
    2002-2010:Associate Professor of Physiology, University of Trieste (Italy)
    1995-2002: Assistant Professor, Biophysics, International School for Advances Studies (ISAS), Trieste (Italy)
    1993-1995: Post doctoral Fellow, Biophysics , ISAS
    1991-1992: Welcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Physiology, University College London (UK)

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    Orfeo Sbaizero
    Dr.

Advisors

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    UC- Technology Transfer Office
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Previous Investors

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    Foreman Casali Foundation (Italy)
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