Turning up the volume on the eardrum with regenerative tissue grafts

Chronic eardrum perforations are treated via tympanoplasty surgical procedures

To address this problem our team, comprised of researchers and surgeons, is working to develop the PhonoGraft technology at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard and Massachusetts Eye and Ear hospital

Press on Our Team:

Etsy For Scientists, An Acrobatics Circus Troupe: Meet Harvard i-Lab's New Spring Cohort

BostInno. February 13th, 2020.

Beacon Biomimetics: Venture Story

Harvard Innovation Labs. April 30th, 2020.

MassMEDIC's IGNITE MedTech Virtual Accelerator Announces 2020 MedTech IGNITE Cohort

Benzinga. June 8th, 2020.


Meet the largest and first virtual cohort of Harvard i-lab’s summer venture program

BostInno. June 30th, 2020.

This Harvard Venture Is Using 3D Printing To Create Medical Devices

Business Because. September 8th, 2020.

Meet the 2020 cohort of Harvard i-lab's Fall Venture Program

BostInno. September 24th, 2020.

Baxter Young Investigator Awards - 2020 Winner

Baxter Healthcare.

22 Medtech Startups to Spark Your Interest

Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry. November 13th, 2020.

Top Vote Getters at BIOMEDigital Start-Up Stadium

Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry. November 13th, 2020.

Women Founders Lead the Way at Harvard

Harvard Innovation Labs. November 25th, 2020

How the Boston marathon bombings, inspired game changing innovation for the repair of traumatic ear drum damage

GoodMorningScience.com. January 2021.

Bringing University Innovations to Market

MDG Boston and CBSET. January 20th, 2021.

Exclusive: Meet the startups in Harvard i-lab's 2021 Spring Venture Program

BostInno. February 3rd, 2021.

MassMEDIC Announces Finalists in its MedTech IGNITE Accelerator

Accesswire. February 10th, 2021.

MassMEDIC’s IGNITE Program Closes Record Year; Announces Winner

GlobeNewswire.  March 2nd, 2021.

IGNITE Winners Blaze New Trails in Medtech

Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry. March 25th, 2021.

The best from the brightest: President’s Innovation Challenge shows off Harvard community’s good ideas

Harvard Gazette. April 12th, 2021.

Top collegiate inventors awarded 2021 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

MIT News. April 26th, 2021.

2021 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize. Nicole Black. PhonoGraft: Biomimetic eardrum grafts

Lemelson-MIT. April 26th, 2021.

Nicole Black: An Innovative Solution for Perforated Eardrum Injuries

Ladderworks + NASDAQ. April 28th, 2021.

A sound solution: Harvard venture seeks to create more effective grafts to treat eardrum perforations

Harvard SEAS. May 6th, 2021.

13 ventures receive top prizes in President’s Innovation Challenge

Harvard Gazette. May 6th, 2021.

Harvard Business School Announces Its 2021-2022 Blavatnik Fellows

Harvard Business School. June 2nd, 2021.

Beacon Bio — 3D Printed Treatment For Eardrum Perforations

Storied Tech. June 13th, 2021.


Venture Programs and Awards

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Venture Programs and Awards


2020-2021 Venture Incubation Program 

Summer 2020 Spark Grant Recipient

2021 President's Innovation Challenge $25k Runner-up Prize Winner in the Health & Life Sciences Category

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BIOMEDigitial Start-Up Stadium 2020 

Top 5 Venture 

IGNITE Final Pitch Competition 2021

Runner-up Prize Winner 

Spring 2020 Cohort Team