Stories for Robert Gourdie

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute biotech spin-off seeks potential breast cancer treatment

July 29, 2020, updated July 29, 2020

A cancer research startup company founded by Virginia Tech scientists at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC recently received a boost in funding through the U.S. Small Business Administration ...

New Virginia Tech startup seeks to use nano-capsules derived from milk to deliver heart drug

Feb. 13, 2020

Good things come in small packages. Launched by Fralin Biomedical Research Institute’s Robert Gourdie, The Tiny Cargo Co. will package vital heart medicine in nano-containers extracted from cow’s milk.

Biomedical, business, engineering teams set to dive into shark-tank style competition

Dec. 5, 2019

For the fourth straight year, Virginia Tech students will gather in Roanoke to pitch commercialization ideas to a panel of judges in a biomedical, “shark tank”-style competition. With a focus ...

New compound could help improve heart attack recovery

Aug. 19, 2019

Scientists at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC discovered a new compound that could shield heart tissue before a heart attack, as well as preserve healthy cells when administered ...

International scientists to plug into cellular signals at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute conference

April 29, 2019, updated April 29, 2019

The human body is made of trillions of cells. While scientists have uncovered the secrets of cell function and structures, less well understood are the processes underlying cellular interaction and ...

Biomedical, business, engineering students set for HS&T shark tank-style competition

Nov. 21, 2018

This year’s biomedical “shark tank”-style competition, called the HS&T Hokie Pitch, will be at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) on Nov. 30.

The heart: digital or analog? VTCRI researchers shed dramatic new light on disorders of heart bioelectricity

Aug. 26, 2018

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have found evidence that may disrupt conventional understanding about how electrical activity travels in the heart — a discovery that potentially ...

VTCRI scientist earns third concurrent grant from the National Cancer Institute to study breast cancer

July 11, 2018

Deb Kelly, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was awarded $2.1 million by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the protein that gives rise to ...

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