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Inventions

Medical devices
Johns Hopkins develops portable device for rapidly diagnosing STIs
Published May 12, 2021
The low-cost device matches the specificity and sensitivity of current hospital tests, and can detect which strains of disease may become resistant to antibiotics
Tech Ventures
Four Johns Hopkins discoveries head to commercial path
Published March 15, 2021
Four Johns Hopkins professors are pursuing commercial paths for their discoveries
Tinkerer, climber, engineer
Published Spring 2021
Alum and inventor Jessamy Taylor loves being outdoors, scaling heights, and solving problems. Among them: a better way to adaptive climb / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Engineering
The future of face masks
Published Dec 22, 2020
Student engineering team wins $250,000 for adaptable surgical mask design in XPRIZE competition
Faculty honors
Five Johns Hopkins faculty named to National Academy of Inventors
Published Dec 8, 2020
Ramalingam Chellappa, Valina Dawson, Sharon Gerecht, Carol Greider, and Nitish Thakor are recognized for their inventions, discoveries, and breakthroughs that have made a difference in society
Natalia Trayanova elected to National Academy of Inventors
Published Dec 3, 2019
Biomedical engineer recognized for her work developing 3D virtual heart models for patients with irregular heartbeats
University rankings
JHU a world leader in U.S. patents
Published June 9, 2017
In rankings of top 100 universities around the world to receive U.S.-issued patents for practical inventions, Hopkins comes in at No. 7
How We Dream Things Up
Inventing inventology
Published Spring 2016
Pagan Kennedy makes the case for a new field of study: human inventiveness / Johns Hopkins Magazine