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Columbia University Awarded a Runner-up in the WSJ Innovation Award

Columbia University was awarded a runner-up in the Wall Street Journal's 2011 Technology Innovation Awards in the Medical Devices category.

Columbia was the only university to appear on the list. The award was shared jointly with Columbia University and Calros Diagnostics, a company founded by Columbia engineering professor Dr. Samuel Sia. Columbia University and Claros Diagnostics Inc., U.S.: A low-cost hand-held device that can diagnose multiple infectious diseases from a drop of a patient's blood. It is designed to be used in poor and remote parts of the world.

The winner of the medical devices category was Abbott and the other co-runner up was Philips.

A detailed list of winners and awards can be accessed here.

To view technolgoies from Dr. Samuel Sia's lab, please click here.