Story excerpt provided by University of Cincinnati College of Engineering & Applied Science.
Written by Natalie Bullock.
Eccrine Systems, a privately held company co-founded by UC College of Engineering and Applied Science Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems, Jason Heikenfeld, PhD, continues to receive recognition for the pioneering work it is doing with health diagnostics. The startup, spun out of UC in 2013, is Heikenfeld’s third, and a portion of the company is owned by UC, as are many of the patents related to the sweat sensor patch technology.
Since an October 2014 CEAS article covering Heikenfeld’s work, the technology and the funding for it have progressed significantly, though not overnight. As Heikenfeld says, “We had been working in the background for some time to prepare for this.” One of the monetary awards they received was a $50k grant through UC’s Technology Commercialization Accelerator program that laid the foundation for further rounds of capital.
Heikenfeld reports that “Cincy Tech was also instrumental in assisting with the fundraising round, has invested themselves, and also contributed a $40k Imagining Grant.” In addition, the State of Ohio has provided Eccrine Systems a $100k Technology Validation and Start-up Fund award.
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Originally published June 30, 2015.