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PRIME: Changing Lives through the Commercialization of Technology

July 8, 2013

Jing Feng, left, explains the technology behind the glucose-sensing biochip to Jenny Yu, right.

They started with revolutionary technology: a biochip developed by Assistant Professor Domenico Pacifici that may eliminate the need for diabetics to draw blood. Then, four students from the School of Engineering’s Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME) master’s degree program—Jenny Yu, Lu Liu, Xinming Shi, and Jing Feng—formed Team Optitrum to market it. They entered their team in the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition, becoming one of only three—out of 77 teams (in the student track)—to compete in the finals. Recently, two members sat down to talk about it.