Investigators to receive newly created innovation development grants

March 31, 2014

Two Martinos Center investigators have been awarded grants through the the newly created Innovation Development Grants (IDG) program, a Partners HealthCare program designed to accelerate the creation of new products stemming from work done by scientists, clinicians and employees from across the Partners HealthCare system. Peter Caravan will receive funding for his project, "Noninvasive Imaging of Fibrinogenesis," and Patrick Purdon for his project, “Sensors for Pediatric Anesthetic Monitoring."

Announced last fall, the IDG program encourages submissions from Partners faculty and employees in research as well as in other areas, including finance, human resources and information systems. It welcomes "any idea that can lead to the development of a medical device, drug, diagnostic, software or other product that can ultimately improve the health of [Partners] patients."

In this first round of funding, grants of up to $50,000 each were awarded to 20 projects. The projects were selected from nearly 350 applications, underscoring the strong vein of creativity and the wealth of forward-looking ideas found in the Partners community.

Congratulations to Peter and Patrick!