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Funding and Energy Experts Converge in Austin, Nov. 11-13
Defense Energy and AUTM
Senior federal leaders will converge in Austin, Texas, for the 2014 Fall National SBIR/STTR Conference — a unique opportunity for regional entrepreneurs to join a busy marketplace of SBIR/STTR.
When Lives Depend on Tech Transfer
Every once and a while you get a reminder that lives are literally at stake in some R&D partnerships. We often hear that $2 billion to $5 billion are required to commercialize a new drug, with 14 years or more required for development and a 95 percent chance of failure. Less well known is that for thousands of serious diseases plaguing humanity only about 500 have FDA approved treatments available. Stark as that seems, it's downright cheery compared to rare or neglected diseases. Of more than 6,500 such ailments only 250 have treatments. While these may be "rare" diseases for many of us, to millions of our friends, families and neighbors each morning brings another day of suffering desperately hoping that someone, somewhere is working on a cure.
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OHSU Sets Record for Research Income
Oregon Health & Science University formed four new bioscience startup companies in the 2013-2014 fiscal year and brought in more industry-sponsored research funding during the year than ever before. OHSU also completed more licensing agreements with private companies than ever before and signed a record 196 "non-disclosure" agreements with private companies — a measurement that shows OHSU and private industry have begun discussions about research discoveries that could turn into devices, drugs or startup companies down the road.
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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Purdue-Based Startup Measures Movement in Cells to Improve
Cancer Drug Development
Officials at a life sciences startup based on a Purdue University innovation say their technology could help pharmaceutical companies find more effective drug candidates and improve the results of personalized cancer care. David Nolte, president of Animated Dynamics Inc., said pharmaceutical companies screen millions of compounds annually to find new drug candidates. In traditional lead testing, which occurs at a later stage in the process, tens of thousands of compounds are screened in Petri dishes.
UAB, SRI Have Plans to Spinoff More Success
Birmingham Business Journal
One of the most effective ways to grow Birmingham's tech sector is to create spinoff companies from the research taking place at institutions like the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Southern Research Institute. Brookwood Pharmaceuticals, Endomimetics and Soluble Therapeutics are three recent drug development success stories, but a new partnership between UAB and SRI will help bring more to the table in the medtech space.
Hear Steven Johnson at AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting
Hear the fascinating tale of remarkable innovations that transformed society. Attend the AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting with keynote speaker Steven Johnson, co-creator and engaging host of the new six-part documentary series entitled "How We Got to Now."
To learn more about our keynote speaker, read this blog from Claire Driscoll, AUTM's assistant vice president for the Annual Meeting.
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A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2015 Annual Meeting. For details, contact Madhuri Carson by phone at 847-753-5217 or via email.
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AUTM Membership Renewal
It's time to reiterate your commitment to lifelong learning and confirm your affiliation with the world's premier academic technology transfer community by renewing your AUTM membership for 2015.
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If you're planning to attend the AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting, set Feb. 22-25, in New Orleans, your membership discount for this meeting alone will more than offset the cost of your membership. There are plenty of other membership features and benefits, too. Read about them here.
For more information and to renew, visit AUTM online, or contact AUTM headquarters at 847-559-0846 or via email.
Candidates Selected for AUTM Election
Voting for AUTM's 2015 Board of Directors begins Dec. 5. View the biography and position statement for each of the selected candidates.
Deadline is Nov. 21 for qualified members interested in running for office to petition to be added to the ballot. Qualifications can be found in the position descriptions. Visit the board nominations page for more details regarding nomination process and timelines.
The Nominations and Awards Committee and Board of Directors thank everyone who submitted their name for consideration. It is through the continued dedication of its volunteers that AUTM continues to thrive.
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AUTM TransACT Database Needs YOUR Deals
Wouldn't it be great to have access to a database full of useful deal information? The good news is you can!
AUTM has launched the Transactional Academic Comparables Tracking (TransACT), a powerful comprehensive database of transactional terms and conditions that only AUTM could amass.
But we can't do it without you. We need your deals! Visit the database and input your data as soon as possible. As a thank you, your institution will receive a discount on the subscription price of the AUTM TransACT Database based on the number deals contributed.
Enter your deals today! By now, you should have received an email with your login. If not, email Chris Harris, AUTM assistant vice president for Deal Terms Database. He's also available to answer any questions you have.
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AUTM Business Development Course — Medical Devices
Gain in-depth training on the regulatory, legal and business issues that impact your success in commercializing technologies in the medical device space.
Nov. 12 – 13
Chicago Marriott O'Hare
Look inside the program to find topics and speakers to fit your needs.
Learn from these seasoned industry experts.
Why you should attend:
- Learn proven strategies for overcoming regulatory hurdles
- Find health reimbursement mechanisms that make or break a technology
- Appraise technology's commercial value with matching and need identification
- Collaborate in a showcase of commercialization winners (and losers)
- Design clinical trials that satisfy data and compliance requirements
- Identify the best technologies for licensing
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AUTM webinars efficiently train one or multiple staff members.
How to Get Things Done: A System to Effectively Manage Your Stakeholders
This webinar will explore the various stakeholders, provide simple tools that can be used to identify and prioritize your stakeholders and offer a system and tips that can be used to help manage them. Register today and learn more.
Basic Patenting 101 & Working with Patent Counsel
Register for this introductory webinar and learn more about basic elements of a patent, process of drafting, filing patent applications, strategies used by universities to obtain and leverage intellectual property protections and much more.
A Faster, Easier Way to Create Best-Fit Material Transfer Agreements
This free webinar focuses on a new tool designed to assist universities in transferring research materials, covers best practices for transferring materials between academic institutions and the use of MTA templates.
Feb. 3, 2015
An Insider's Guide to Effective Partnering at the AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting
Join this free webinar and learn what to do before, during and after the AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting to make it a productive event for you and your colleagues.
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Better World Project Featured Story
Infectious diseases have been making headlines recently, but fighting viruses with up-to-the-minute vaccines is a constant process. Helping to ensure timely flu vaccine development — and thus the health and well-being of millions around the world — is a plasmid rescue system developed by researchers at St. Jude's Children Hospital.
Read more in "Plasmid Rescue System Injects New Life Into Flu Vaccines." Then take a minute to enter a technology from your institution for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate, during the BWP 500.
For more information about the Better World Project, click here.
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BIO Asia International Conference
The BIO Asia International Conference brings together the global biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry to explore licensing and research collaborations in the current Asia-Pacific business and policy environments. Gain insights into the changes, challenges and opportunities key opinion and policy leaders foresee for the Japanese biotech market.
This exclusive conference, scheduled March 24-25 in Tokyo, welcomes more than 400 delegates from more than 170 companies and hosts over 800 one-on-one meetings. Registration opens in December. For more details, visit here.
Help Improve the Patent Process
USPTO and AUTM
Volunteer as a guest lecturer as part of the Patent Examiner Technical Training Program. Showcase the latest advancements in your field. Your participation ensures patent examiners stay up-to-date on emerging trends, maturing technologies and recent innovations. It's easy to sign up.
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