RED Lab students have played an important role in establishing and leading The Medical Physics Graduate Student Outreach program. The Medical Physics Graduate Student Outreach program aims to increase the visibility of medical physics by teaching community members about the role of physics in medicine as well as the educational and career opportunities in physics-based careers. Their focus is directed to the next generation of curious thinkers, especially under-represented groups in medical physics, by engaging them in conversation and hands-on medical physics activities. It is led by medical physics graduate students with the support of faculty and staff. More information about the Medical Physics Graduate Student Outreach program can be found here.
Voximetry is an early stage healthcare technology company that specializes in commercializing improvements related to nuclear medicine dosimetry. Voximetry’s patient-specific approach can accurately predict efficacy and adverse effects of radiopharmaceutical therapy, thereby improving patient outcomes. Prof. Bednarz along with two former RED Lab scientists, Joe Grudzinski and Paul Wickre, co-founded the company in 2016. Voximetry leverages intellectual property developed in the RED Lab at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, which has a rich history of fostering successful biotechnology companies. To date, the company has received +$2,500,000 in grant revenue and has hired 8 employees to develop their commercial software products. In 2019, the company received 2nd place in the Biotechnology division of the Wisconsin’s Governors Business Plan Competition. Voximetry’s novel dose calculation software Torch received FDA 510(K) clearance in 2022. For more information please visit the company’s website.