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Integrating the Federal R&D System into the Economy
IPWatchdog
A tremendous potential asset the U.S. enjoys is possession of the greatest public research system in history. It's staffed by some of the most creative people in the world working in state of the art facilities performing cutting-edge research in every field of science. The system designed after World War II does exceedingly well in what it was intended to do: pushing forward the frontiers of science; and helping federal agencies meet their mission needs. However, neither goal is oriented toward the commercialization of resulting discoveries by our private sector. And therein lies the rub.
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Commercializing University Research a Tricky Process
Edmonton Journal
Supporters and critics of commercialization agree that without private sector cash, many breakthroughs and inventions might not make it out of the lab and into market. Many professors are keen to move into a commercial aspect of their research. But the province needs to keep its eyes wide open as it goes down this road, says Tim Caulfield, BSc, LL.B., LL.M., an expert in health research ethics at the University of Alberta who has written extensively on the impact of "creeping commercialization" on campuses.
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Fast Track or End Run?
Inside Higher Ed
These days many research universities are constantly looking for new grant competitions and encouraging their faculty members to apply. The University of California at Los Angeles took the unusual step of telling professors not to apply to a major new grant competition from a pharmaceutical company, saying that the program violated university rules.
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3-D Printed Plastic Splint Saves Baby's Life
Plastics Today
3-D bioprinting recently made a dramatic move from the world of science fiction and researcher's fantasy to the real world of saving a baby's life at the University of Michigan. When a child's life was in danger due to difficulty breathing, two faculty members at the University of Michigan applied for and received emergency clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to create and implant a tracheal splint made from polycaprolactone, one of many medical plastics that qualify as biomaterials.
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New Wireless Electronics Could Heal Wounds and Then Dissolve
Wired
Nestled inside a wound, a remote-controlled device perks up and begins releasing bacteria-killing heat, a form of thermal therapy that can fell even the most drug-resistant microbes. After it does its job, the electronic heater dissolves, and its biocompatible ingredients become part of the person it has helped to heal. Though not quite a reality yet, this scenario isn't too far off.
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'Robot, Pour Me a Beer!' Scientists Program Robot to Anticipate Needs
Nature World News
Scientists at Cornell University's Personal Robotics Lab developed a robot that can utilize a prediction algorithm to correctly anticipate human actions and respond with helpful tasks like opening a refrigerator door or delivering and pouring a beer. Call it one small beer for man, one giant leap for successful robotics engineering.
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Researchers Develop Software for New Cancer Screening Method
South Dakota State University via Medical Xpress
A new breast imaging technology called microwave tomography can make cancer screening more comfortable and less expensive. The patient simply lies on a special table placing the breast in a compartment filled with gel, and then the image is taken by the technician. Human testing is being done in South Korea, while the software is being developed by two South Dakota State University computer science professors.
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University of Granada Researchers Patent New Treatment for Acne
The Medical News
University of Granada scientists have patented a new treatment for acne that is based on completely natural substances and is much more effective than artificial formulas, because it does not create resistance to bacteria and has no secondary effects. The formula is applied directly on the skin.

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A Patient-centric Look at Gene Patents
IPWatchdog
One of the central policy issues injected into the current case of AMP v. Myriad Genetics is whether the BRCA patents are good for innovation and ultimately for patients. No matter how many times these allegations are repeated, all available evidence shows concerns over research and innovation to be unfounded.

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Are Pharmaceutical Patents a Barrier to Access to Medicines?
IPWatchdog
Critics argue that pharmaceutical patents are a barrier to wide-reaching access to medicines, especially for vulnerable populations in the developing world. Their position, however, begs the question of what truly influences a population's access to medicines.

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AUTM NEWS


AUTM President-elect Blogs about Free Agency
AUTM
AUTM strongly opposes "free agency," a concept which would allow university faculty to shop discoveries to any third party for licensing — regardless of where the research was conducted.

Check out "Free Agency and My Recent Visit to DC," the latest AUTM blog on the subject by AUTM President-elect, Jane Muir, RTTP.

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AUTM 2014 Board of Directors – Call for Nominations
AUTM
The AUTM Nominations and Awards Committee is pleased to invite all AUTM members to submit nominations for candidates to serve on the 2014 AUTM Board of Directors for the following positions:

  • President-Elect
  • Vice President for Finance
  • Vice President for Meeting Development
  • Vice President for Membership Development–Eastern Hemisphere
  • Vice President for Metrics & Surveys
  • Vice President for Professional Development

    Position descriptions.

    If you or somebody you know, would like to be considered for one of these positions, please complete the Nominee Form and email it to Vicki Loise by the June 14 deadline.

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    AUTM Announces the Better World Project Database
    AUTM
    The Better World Project is AUTM's key initiative for getting the word out about technology transfer and the positive impact it has on society.

    You can now go to betterworldproject.org and search for stories by keyword, institution or even geographic area and print out customizable leave-behind materials to share with your constituencies.

    Any AUTM member can also add a story to the Better World Project Database by visiting the database online to enter story details. Stories will be reviewed and approved by staff and will join the hundreds of stories already in the Better World Project Database.

    Become a Better World Project Sponsor
    The Better World Project highlights technologies that make a significant impact on the lives of people. Sponsors gain a unique and powerful marketing opportunity. For more information, contact: Madhuri Carson at +1-847-753-5217. Learn more.

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    AUTM Webinars
    AUTM
    AUTM Professional Development Webinars provide year-round education for technology transfer students and professionals.

    June 6, Noon-1:30 p.m. EDT
    U.S. Patent Application Process – From Start to Finish
    Enhance your understanding of the U.S. patent application process from start to finish. Includes discussion of the steps taken to obtain a U.S. patent and overviews of each part of the application — abstract, drawings, summary, claims.

    June 18, Noon-1:30 p.m. EDT
    Small Technology Transfer Offices: Making a Little Go a Long Way
    Explores effective practices of small technology transfer offices (TTO). Beneficial for those that would like to grow a new or existing small office dramatically.

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    AUTM Regional Meetings
    AUTM
    AUTM region meetings provide a local forum for networking and learning in a smaller, focused setting.

    Central Region Meeting
    July 17-19
    The Hyatt Regency Indianapolis — Indianapolis, IN USA
    Download the brochure now to view session descriptions, networking activities and more.
    Register. Schedule at a glance.

    Eastern Region Meeting
    Sept. 9-10
    Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers — Boston, MA USA
    Schedule at a glance.

    Western Region Meeting
    Sept. 30-Oct. 1
    The Nines Hotel — Portland, OR USA

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    Become an AUTM Sponsor
    AUTM
    AUTM offers many ways for your organization to increase its visibility within the technology transfer community. Consider sponsoring one of the upcoming region meetings. A variety of sponsorship levels are available or consider a customized sponsorship package. For more information, visit the AUTM website or contact Madhuri Carson at +1-847-753-5217.
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    PRESS RELEASES


    UT Research Foundation Names David Washburn Next President
    (University of Tennessee)

    Drug Reverses Alzheimer’s Disease Deficits in Mice
    (University of Pittsburgh)

    Stanford Physicists Develop Revolutionary Low-power Polariton Laser
    (Stanford University)



     

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