Update: National I-Corps Team ViaeX

It’s been a busy year for ViaeX! After completing the Summer ’16 cohort, the team applied their new skills and learnings at SF’s IndieBio accelerator.

Earlier this month, they took 2nd place in the UCB campus round for the Hult Prize.This year’s Hult Prize challenge was focused on improving the lives of refugees.  ViaeX’s water filtration system, using naturally abundant waste materials (chitin) to provide safe and clean water, was a hit.  This patented bio-engineered nano-membrane can also be used for air filtration, giving it wide applicability to many problems facing our world.

Can’t wait to see what team members Vivian Qu, Rui Wang and Felix Fisher do next!