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Charlottesville startup invests $600,000 in knee brace research

Article first featured in the Cavalier Daily. Click here for the original article. Charlottesville-based medical device company, Icarus Medical, received a $600,000 research grant in October to aid in the development and production of their knee braces, which can relieve more knee pain than other braces on the market. Dave Johnson, founder and chief executive officer of Icarus Medical, started …

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Governor Northam Announces $3.4 Million to Advance Research Commercialization in Key Technology Sectors

Article first featured on Clinical Trials Arena. Click here for the original article. Governor Ralph Northam today announced that 34 small technology-focused businesses in Virginia will receive a total of $3.4 million in Commonwealth Commercialization Fund (CCF) grants to commercialize research in an array of sectors, including agricultural and environmental technologies, autonomous systems, clean energy, cybersecurity, data analytics, life sciences, …

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Six Charlottesville area biotech companies receive Commonwealth Commercialization Fund grants from the state

Article first featured in Cville Biohub. Click here for the original article. Charlottesville based companies Advaray, AgroSpheres, Bonumose, Cerillo, Contraline, and Icarus Medical are among those awarded in the inaugural round of Commonwealth Commercialization Fund awards, developed through the Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority (VIPA). “We celebrate the strong representation from Charlottesville in the inaugural round of funding from the state’s …

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A Virginia startup created a spring-assisted knee brace to help you bounce back after injuries

Article first featured on Richmond Inno. Click here for the original article. Dave Johnson spent his life active in sports, so when he was benched by a knee injury several years ago, he went to work building a device that could solve his problem. But what started as a desire to regain his own mobility has now blossomed into a …

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Icarus Medical will use new technology to build knee and joint braces

Article first featured in NBC29. Click here for the original article. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – Dave Johnson is the founder of Icarus Medical, a new biomedical manufacturer located in downtown Charlottesville that manufactures light weight knee and joint braces using 3D printing technology. Johnson got the idea for his company when he suffered an injury to his knee while he …

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ALUMNUS AIMS TO RESCUE ONE KNEE PAIN SUFFERER AT A TIME WITH CUSTOM BRACES

A new knee brace developed by Icarus, a company in the Batten Institute at Darden’s Catalyst Accelerator program, can take up to 50 pounds of pressure off a knee. (Photos by Dan Addison, University Communications) Article first featured in UVA Today. Click here for the original article. An old James Bond movie inspired the name of University of Virginia alumnus …

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