Meinig School M.Eng. student wins at 2018 MIT Hacking Medicine Competition

Team Microlisa receives second place in the reimagining lung cancer track

Along with her team, Meinig School M.Eng. student Marie Beatrix Kruth garnered second place at the MIT Hacking Medicine competition held in New York City, November 16-18, 2018. Kruth and team Mircolisa designed a device that allows for the early diagnosis of lung cancer as part of the Reimagining Lung Cancer track.

Kruth credited the Meinig School for providing her with the right tools for the hackathon. “The material covered in the M.Eng. program was very helpful in terms of enabling me to understand the regulatory processes which would be involved in bringing our device to market,” said Kruth. “This provided me with the ability to estimate its feasibility and application.”

The team won $500 for their idea at the hackathon and is hoping to take the idea forward, partially funded by W.E. Cornell, which provides up to $3000 for customer research. 

Congrats Marie and Team Microlisa!

MIT Hacking Medicine’s mission is to energize and connect the best minds across the healthcare ecosystem to solve healthcare’s biggest challenges and to teach healthcare entrepreneurship and digital strategies to scale medicine. To foster this process, MIT Hacking Medicine brings together engineers, clinicians, entrepreneurs, designers, and corporate partners to collaborate around shared interests, and develop health solutions over hackathons (ranging from two hours to full two-day events) with potential for greater impact in the healthcare industry. In these events, they guide participants through the healthcare design thinking process and strategies developed to constructively tackle systemic healthcare issues and generate tangible solutions.

Related Links: MIT Hacking Medicine; NYC Grand Hack; Meinig School M.Eng. ProgramW.E. Cornell

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