Extrave Bioscience and Lignolix, two companies that grew out of University of Delaware research and are licensing UD-developed technology, were named winners of the 2019 University of Delaware FastPass competition. This program, run by the Delaware Innovation Space, will award both startups a support package valued at $50,000. Extrave BioScience, founded by Matthew Hudson, an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, has developed technology with the potential to reverse the pathology in muscular dystrophy. Lignolix, founded by Thomas H. Epps, III, the Thomas and Kipp Gutshall Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, focuses on sustainably producing materials from renewable biomass.

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