November 2, 2018
The first event ‘Cuse Tank —co-sponsored by the Blackstone LaunchPad and Syracuse University Libraries—celebrated the entrepreneurial spirit of SU innovators this past Family Weekend. A distinguished panel of parent judges who are successful entrepreneurs from a variety of industry sectors voted on finalist teams, selected from scores of applicants who vied for $10,000 in prizes.
The contestants came from across campus, including the Newhouse School, the Falk College, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Whitman School and the School of Information Studies.
The first place winner at the 2018 SU Campus [email protected] program, MedUX, took second place and a $2,500 prize at ‘Cuse Tank. Invented by industrial design students Alec Gillinder ’19 and Quinn King ’19, MedUX is a wearable, lightweight IV shoulder device that allows people who need infusion treatment to receive it without being tethered to a traditional pole-mounted unit. It is particularly suited for stand-alone infusion centers, cancer centers, post-op hospital settings and palliative care where a patient needs intravenous delivery but also wants to be more mobile and comfortable. The lightweight shoulder-mounted device uses a pressure flow system to control a desired flow rate without the use of electronics or heavy batteries that need to be frequently changed.