Clovis West grad's team wins biomedical engineering competition

The Fresno BeeJune 13, 2014 

A graduate of Clovis West High School and his team at Northwestern University won first prize in the annual Biomedical Engineering Innovations, Design, and Entrepreneurship Awards (BMEidea) competition.

Brian Robillard, 24, helped develop a device that will reduce treatment time and cost and increase safety for breast cancer surgery patients, according to a news release. The device is designed to be used during surgery, destroying cancer cells immediately and reducing the need for post-surgical radiation therapy.

Robillard and his team received a $10,000 cash prize from National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) and The Lemelson Foundation.

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