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AUTM's New Bridges Magazine Spotlights Impact of
Technology Transfer

AUTM
AUTM launched an exciting new website platform to provide technology transfer news, information and stories that resonate with business, investment, government and public policy groups around the world.

As part of this online initiative, AUTM is also publishing a new quarterly e-magazine called Bridges to educate and inform external audiences on the many facets of technology transfer and the value this work brings to society.

Learn more here.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Penn Center for Innovation Spearheads Tech Incubator
The Daily Pennsylvanian
For the first time in its history, the University of Pennsylvania has received a prestigious three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to establish an I-Corps Site to support translation of research into the marketplace by providing educational programming, financial support and strategic guidance, according to the Penn Center for Innovation. I-Corps is a national NSF program with established sites at universities across the country.
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Bioenergy Center's Research Leads to 100th Patent Application
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), one of three bioenergy research centers established in 2007 by the U.S. Department of Energy, recently celebrated the filing of its 100th patent application. Led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and major partner Michigan State University, GLBRC consists of more than 400 scientists, students and staff working to develop a robust and sustainable pipeline for producing biofuels and chemicals from the nonedible, or cellulosic, portion of plants. Each year the center brings in about $25 million in federal funding.
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UPMC, University of Pittsburgh Formalize their Collaboration on
Healthcare Commercialization

Healthcare Informatics
The University of Pittsburgh and the 21-hospital University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) health system recently announced the two organizations had entered into a new agreement designed to accelerate the commercialization of intellectual property arising from the research activity of Pitt faculty. The partnership, per a press release, "is intended to speed the commercialization of new medical technologies and services, offering the dual benefit of bringing medical advances to the public more rapidly and supporting new business startups, with the accompanying economic benefits for the region."
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Miami Life Science Startup Stems from Personal Mission to Fight
Oral Cancer

Miami Herald
More than four years ago, Matthew H.J. Kim, a patent attorney by training, began researching early-detection technologies in development for oral cancer and found one at the University of Miami. After more research and talking to the scientists there, he began negotiating the license. On Mother's Day of 2011, Miami-based Vigilant Biosciences was born. Since then Vigilant's initial products — a point-of-care oral rinse test and a more quantitative lab test that can aid in early detection of risk for oral cancer — have been in development and have passed one of the key regulatory hurdles toward commercialization in Europe.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  NAI Conference March 19-20, 2015
Register now for the 4th Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors, Mar. 19-20 at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA. Conference features world class speakers including Nobel Laureate Steven Chu, special reception at California Science Center, and induction of the 2014 NAI Fellows.
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Earthquake Early Warning Begins Testing in Washington, Oregon
University of Washington
The next time a significant earthquake hits in Washington or Oregon, a handful of computers in offices around the region will emit a blaring siren, then a robotic voice will pronounce: "Earthquake. Earthquake. Shaking to begin in ... 15 seconds." The software, implemented by the University of Washington-based Pacific Northwest Seismic Network based on a California tool, is the region's first warning system for incoming earthquakes. A prototype recently was shared with a group of people from outside the research community.
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AUTM NEWS


AUTM Recognizes Outstanding Achievements at 2015 Annual Meeting
AUTM
At its 2015 Annual Meeting held this week in New Orleans, AUTM bestowed annual awards and scholarships in recognition of excellence and achievements. Included were: Press releases
AUTM Announces 2015 President's Awards (Feb. 25)
AUTM Bestows 2015 Bayh-Dole, Volunteer Awards and Scholarships (Feb. 25)

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Sonavex LLC Wins Top Prize in AUTM Venture Forum
AUTM
Sonavex LLC won $10,000 in the AUTM business plan competition during the 2015 AUTM Venture Forum held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the 2015 AUTM Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

The Baltimore-based startup is developing a line of products called EchoSure—implantable and bioabsorbable markers (EchoMark) and ultrasound software packages (EchoFind) designed to detect the formation of blood clots after at-risk procedures. The medical device company was formed as a Johns Hopkins University spinout in 2013.

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AUTM 2016 Annual Meeting Call for Topics is Now Open!
AUTM
Participate in the AUTM 2016 Annual Meeting by suggesting a 1.5 hour workshop or special interest group. The deadline to submit is April 13. Submit your topic today.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Missed the Ximbio team at AUTM 2015?

To discuss how Ximbio can help your institution make reagent commercialisation easier and more lucrative, contact Dr Hugh Spotswood: hugh@ximb.io

Alternatively visit the Ximbio website to find out how we’re changing the way research reagents are searched, sourced and shared.
 


AUTM Successful Practices in Small Technology Transfer Offices
AUTM
AUTM's Small Office Course is designed specifically for technology transfer professionals working in small offices. This course will be beneficial to those with an interest in starting a new technology transfer office or who already have an existing small office and would like to grow existing efforts dramatically.

Successful Practices in Small Technology Transfer Offices
July 21-22
The Hilton Nashville Downtown
Nashville, TN, USA

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AUTM 2015 TOOLS Course Announced
AUTM
AUTM's TOOLS Course provides a fundamental understanding of technology transfer and the patent and licensing processes. The critical issues of compliance and using iEdison will be explored, along with finding efficient ways to manage and utilize large volumes of information and data.

Technology Operations and Organization Licensing Skills Course (TOOLS)
Oct. 5-7
The Westin Seattle
Seattle, WA, USA

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AUTM Essentials Course Announced
AUTM
AUTM's Essentials Course brings participants to a common understanding of the fundamental goals and processes of academic technology transfer. The course builds skills and resources necessary to function effectively at evaluating inventions and negotiating license agreements.

AUTM 2015 Essentials of Academic Technology Transfer Course
October 5-7
The Westin Seattle
Seattle, WA, USA

Learn more.

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AUTM Webinars
AUTM
AUTM webinars efficiently train one or multiple staff members.

April 23
Anatomy of a License Agreement
Explore strategies and tactics that can be used to promote cooperative negotiation and tactics commonly used in competitive negotiations.

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  Startup Success

Eckman Basu LLP helps university/startups achieve value goals. With an extraordinary level of technical expertise, we understand your inventions and how to make them successful with patents and IP. --Our experience matters!
 


When Pig Feet Just Don't Cut It
AUTM
Frustrated with the lack of a realistic material for his students to practice suturing techniques, Dean Hendrickson, DVM, a professor of surgery at Colorado State University, took matters into his own hands.

He and a colleague developed a multilayer silicone suture pad that mimics live tissue and founded SurgiReal to sell the product to medical training programs and their students.

Read more about this technology and how it came to market at www.betterworldproject.org.

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2015 PraxisUnico Conference
AUTM
The PraxisUnico Conference is a highlight of the year for professionals engaged in technology transfer, knowledge exchange and research commercialization. With insights from leading speakers, behind-the-scenes business tours, special interest groups, a gala dinner and a huge opportunity for networking and discussion of hot topics — ranging from impact to industry collaboration — this conference is not to be missed!

This year, the conference takes place in Dublin, Ireland, at Croke Park from June 10-12. To register and view the program, please visit here.

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PRESS RELEASES

University of Cincinnati to Renovate Former Sears for Innovation Center
(Cincinnati Enquirer)

Central Florida Looks to Break Ground on $45 Million Incubator Facility This Year
(Orlando Business Journal)

Purdue Foundry Adds Business-Building Experts
(Inside Indiana Business)

Lorain County Community College Announces New Facility to be Dedicated to Biomimicry
(The Chronicle-Telegram)



 

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