MaineBiz highlights Batchelder, Khalil work on WAVED Medical
MaineBiz featured Kendra Batchelder, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maine, and her collaboration with UMaine bioengineering professor Andre Khalil to launch a business called WAVED Medical, which uses a patented algorithm to help detect breast cancer at an earlier stage. Batchelder and Khalil launched WAVED Medical weeks after finishing second in the latest season of the “Green Light Maine Collegiate Edition” business-pitch TV series, using their $7,500 prize money to cover legal fees related to forming a company. Batchelder says she learned a lot from the experience. “Being able to take such high-level research and science and explain it in two to three minute was probably the biggest take-away,” she says.