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McCord Honored

Dr. Marian McCord, associate professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science, received an honorable mention in the Carolina Challenge entrepreneurial business plan competition.

McCord, co-founder and co-owner of Katharos Inc., was recognized for her plan to commercialize a novel technology to manage poor blood phosphate control in end-stage kidney disease patients who are undergoing hemodialysis. Team members are co-founders and co-owners Melanie S. Joy, Kidney Center faculty member with the UNC School of Medicine, and Marian G. McCord, faculty member with NC State textiles and the UNC-NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. NC BioStart entrepreneur-in-residence Perry A. Genova served as advisor.

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