Innovation News

Wake Forest Baptist Physician, Wake Forest Innovations and Forsyth Tech Combine Skills and Expertise to Produce New Medical Training Device

Postgraduate fellows in maternal-fetal medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are now practicing invasive procedures on a training device invented by a Wake Forest Baptist physician and designed and built by Forsyth Technical Community College students in collaboration with Wake Forest Innovations. While the patent-pending device, an ultrasound-guided invasive procedure trainer, was conceived for continue reading

Researchers Make Progress Engineering Digestive System Tissues

New proof-of-concept research at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine suggests the potential for engineering replacement intestine tissue in the lab, a treatment that could be applied to infants born with a short bowel and adults having large pieces of gut removed due to cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. Lead researcher Khalil N Bitar, Ph.D., continue reading


Collaboration Helps Save a Child’s Life

To perform a series of life-saving operations on a newborn girl, Adele Evans, M.D., needed a special type of small plastic tube to help the baby breathe. Trouble was, there was no such device. So Evans, a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, opted to make one herself. Her continue reading

A New Way to Fight Cancer? It May Be in Our DNA.

Precision Medicine Program Launched at Comprehensive Cancer Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Feb. 10, 2015 – After a year in development, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced a new Precision Medicine program at its National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Precision medicine was introduced to the nation during President Obama’s State of the Union address in January. He continue reading

Jeffrey P. Brennan Appointed Vice President of Industry Relations & Business Development at Wake Forest Innovations

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Jan. 30, 2015 – Jeff Brennan has been named Vice President, Industry Relations & Business Development at Wake Forest Innovations. In this newly created position, Brennan will engage with industry to form business arrangements across a broad range of scientific and clinical research operations. Brennan’s role has national and international reach in continue reading