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University of Utah declared number one
startup institution

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The University of Utah (U) is now considered the best institution for startup companies, with a research budget lower than most competing institutions. A survey by the Association of University Technology Managers confirmed the U overtook its top competitor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for the top position. As the AUTM results are reported nationwide, some of the brightest students throughout the United States could be more attracted to attending the U, said Remi Barron, U's spokesman. More

GE acquires Argonne-University of Chicago startup SmartSignal
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GE Intelligent Platforms has purchased SmartSignal, a company started by the University of Chicago based on technology developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. The GE acquisition demonstrates why the University of Chicago creates startup companies to prove new technologies, said Alan Thomas, director of UChicagoTech, the university's Office of Technology and Intellectual Property. "It's great to see technology from Argonne that was incubated through the University of Chicago be adopted in a much wider way by such a prominent company. This is the innovation process at work," Thomas said. More

Electricity removes pollutants from wastewater
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University of Utah researchers developed a new concept in water treatment: An electrobiochemical reactor in which a low electrical voltage is applied to microbes to help them quickly and efficiently remove pollutants from mining, industrial and agricultural wastewater. The patented electrobiochemical reactor process replaces tons of chemicals with a small amount of electricity that feed microbes with electrons. Tests have shown that the electrons accelerate how quickly the microbes remove pollutants such as arsenic, selenium, mercury and other materials, significantly reducing the cost of wastewater cleanup. More

Academic innovations need to be brought to market place
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Favoring the mechanism for a university to leverage and sell its own intellectual property so that it can recoup the profits, Union Minister of Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal said academic innovations need to be brought to the market place. Citing the U.S. case of Bayh-Dole Act, which gives ownership rights to universities and facilitates transfer of technologies from public to private sector. More

Oxford solar spinout develops DSSC in various colors for BIPV
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Oxford Photovoltaics, a company recently spun out from the University of Oxford by Isis Innovation Ltd., has developed a dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) technology that is manufactured from cheap, abundant, non-toxic and non-corrosive materials and can be scaled to any volume. The solar cells suit building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and are fabricated in a range of colors. The solar cells are printed onto glass or other surfaces, are available in a range of colors and could be ideal for new buildings where solar cells are incorporated into glazing panels and walls. More

University Of Oklahoma researchers developing simulator to
boost production from shale

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University of Oklahoma researchers are developing a new simulator for shale gas reservoirs that will provide oil and gas companies with an essential tool for managing production and choosing drilling locations to lower costs and increase production. Natural gas has a smaller greenhouse gas effect and is less polluting than other fossil fuels, plus gas produced from shale gas reservoirs can have a positive impact on the U.S. economy by replacing coal used for electrical generation, natural gas imports and oil imports in some applications. More

Progress in noninvasive testing for Down syndrome
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The U.S.-based company Sequenom has said it will begin a clinical validation study for a non-invasive prenatal test for Down syndrome (trisomy 21) this month. The SensiGene T21 test uses next-generation sequencing technology combined with the technique for identification and analysis of fetal DNA from the mother's blood pioneered by professor Dennis Lo of the Chinese University of Hong Kong; Sequenom holds much of the intellectual property rights for the commercial use of this method. More

A breakthrough in CPV from Solar Junction
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Solar Junction, a CPV semiconductor startup, has made their first major commercial announcement; the firm will soon be announcing an NREL-verified efficiency of 40.9 percent for their triple-junction solar cells. There are a lot of efficiency announcements in this vein — typically for hero cells of small size on a select group of chips. But Solar Junction's close-to-record-setting achievement is for a standard design 5.5-millimeter production cell, manufactured entirely in-house on their production line in San Jose, Calif. More

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Alzheimer's can be diagnosed in its early stage
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Alzheimer's disease will now be more accurately diagnosed as scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Fla., have come out with a technology for doing so. And it has also been added that even other tough-to-diagnose diseases can be diagnosed. The technology has been licensed by a Miami-based company, Opko Health Laboratories. More

Cleveland Clinic, MedStar join forces to move medical technologies
to market

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The Cleveland Clinic, one of the country's most prominent medical research centers, and MedStar Health, the largest health care provider in Maryland and the Washington region, will collaborate to bring medical inventions to market. The alliance, which will affect technologies developed by thousands of scientists and doctors, will be the first of its kind between two large U.S. health systems, executives said. The collaboration is a response to growing pressures on health care institutions to cut costs while finding innovative ways to improve patient health and care delivery. More

University of Wisconsin startup raises $2 million
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A recently launched company founded on discoveries made at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville recently announced the closing of a $2 million round of financing. Xolve Inc., an early stage nanomaterials company, is based on the discovery of a fundamental new principle in materials science by James Hamilton and Philip Streich, a University of Wisconsin-Platteville student at the time. Xolve officials explained the discovery helps to make nanomaterials perform better and cheaper to manufacture and to apply. More

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