The Insight Business Incubator works with entrepreneurs at early stages of the development of their ideas. These may be technologies that need financial support, management, basic or applied science, clinical research studies, patents, or other assistance.
Insight hosts a Clinical Research Organization, performing patient studies for Incubator clients, as well as studies that are contracted from established medical device or pharmaceutical firms.
To help serve incubator companies, we have an ever-expanding panel of collaborators and other contacts in finance, law, engineering, and manufacturing, as well as university faculty in a breadth of disciplines.
Together with our growing national and international network of collaborators, the overall goal of the Incubator is to support start-up and spin-out firms with a focus on growth in Flint and Genesee County.
Dr. Abeer Al-Gharaibeh attained a doctoral degree in medicine from Jordan University of Science and Technology and received a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Central Michigan University.
Her research focused on using induced pluripotent stem cells and neural progenitor cells as neuronal replacement therapy for neurodegenerative diseases. She also worked on studies using genetically modified stem cells for treatments of stroke and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Al-Gharaibeh is currently collaborating with Dr. Jawad Shah in conducting research studies focusing on neuromodulation as a treatment for spinal cord injury. She is also conducting studies to test solid lipid curcumin particles and nanoparticles as treatments for glioblastoma and neurodegenerative diseases.
Ali Madha earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Since 2011, he has been a leader in all facets of Insight, from the largest projects to the smallest. He served as Insight’s Business Development Manager in 2013, and his management of the Negotiations and Appeals division for Insight’s medical billing has been the precursor to much of Insight’s recent years growth and expansion.
He is committed to giving back to the community by contributing to the growth of Genesee County. He has been involved directly with community-related projects throughout his tenure at Insight.
To learn more about the Insight Business Incubator, contact our office at (810) 275-9333 or fill out the form below.
Topic: “Reducing Spread of Infections by Photocatalytic Oxidation – Potential Applications in Inactivation of Coronaviruses and Control of Hospital Staphylococcus aureus Infections”
Speaker: Abeer Al-Gharaibeh, MD, Ph.D Director of Research at Insight Research Institute
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 8:30am EST
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A collection of educational opportunities that are tailored for undergraduate or medical interns.
In vitro study of axial pullout of pedicle screws.
Authors: Wu Z, Wang J, Nassar Sa, Dai K, Li M, Li Y.. Sha Ja, Yang X.
Presented in "the 10th national biomechanics conference and the 12th national biological rheology conference, chengdu, china, oct 11-15, 2012"
Use of Colloidal Oatmeal Soap Can Reduce Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis Topical colloidal oatmeal (CO) can reduce local inflammation, itching, and a number of other indications, at low cost and with minimal side effects.
Insight Research Institute conducted a study to test whether the addition of CO to cold-processed vegetable oil soap could significantly clear overt symptoms of atopic eczema within two weeks of use. Our results showed soothing, anti-inflammatory, and anti-pruritic effects suggesting the efficacy of using this soap as a treatment for atopic dermatitis.
A self-contained, low-cost, lightweight, foldable/deployable or small-sized, multi-broadband antenna that has been invented and developed by world-renowned antenna scientist and R&D specialist Mohamed Sanad Ph.D., Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University.
Photocatalytic Reactor to Control Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mrsa) in a Hospital Environment.
Healthcare Associated Infections
Improved control and reduction of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are perpetual concerns in hospitals and other healthcare settings, including non-hospital residential facilities such as nursing homes and correctional facilities.
A recent review of epidemiological studies on the incidence of MRSA infections has indicated that taken as a whole, there may be no definitive evidence that their incidence is declining significantly. Indeed, contradictions between source studies suggest the need for a comprehensive tracking system, while underscoring the motivation to perform such studies, i.e., nosocomial infections, including MRSA, Clostridium difficile, and others, undermine the therapeutic mission of healthcare facilities. The advent of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains illustrates pathogens’ persistence in the face of powerful, highly specific chemical agents.
At Insight Research Institute, we are evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a device that produces oxygen-free radicals on sample slides containing MRSA in hospital patient rooms. Our preliminary results are promising and showing a reduction in some types of infections.