Nanopore Diagnostics wins Olin Cup

Founded by WUSTL post-doctoral research scholar Tom Cohen and PhD/MBA student Benjamin Borgo, the Nanopore Diagnostic team won this year’s Olin Cup prize and $50,000 in seed investment during a Jan. 30 ceremony highlighted by remarks from David Karandish (BS ’05), CEO of Answers Corp. Nanopore is developing a test to fight the spread of antibiotic resistance. The test, which takes 20 minutes to read, will identify if the patient can benefit from antibiotics, and which one to prescribe.

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