Hopkins Spinout Eyedea Medical Wins $30K at FastForward U Challenge

Hopkins spinout Eyedea Medical wins $30K at FastForward U challenge

The $30,000 given to Eyedea Medical is just part of the total $170,000 FastForward U awarded across five categories.
Kaitlin Newman
By Matt Hooke – Reporter
May 20, 2022, 06:00am EDT

A Baltimore startup that hopes to simplify cornea transplants won the top prize at the second Johns Hopkins University FastForward U Innovation & Entrepreneurship Challenge.

Eyedea Medical competed against 50 other student-run startups to win the grand $30,000 Bisciotti Foundation Prize for Student Entrepreneurship at the competition last month. The company plans to use most of the prize money to manufacture and sell more than 150 of its DescePrep devices to eye banks, or nonprofits that manage the donations of ocular tissue.

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