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Apr. 26, 2012

Nano-Syringe Delivers Combination, Targeted Brain Cancer Therapy
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Nanomedicine researchers at the Methodist Neurological Institute and Rice University have developed a way to selectively kill brain cancer cells by using a tiny syringe to deliver a combination of chemotherapy drugs directly into the cells. These findings will be published in the April 24 issue of the American Chemical Society journal ACS Nano. Patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and aggressive malignant primary brain tumor, typically have a prognosis of 14-month median survival time despite medical interventions, which currently include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. More

U. of Utah Team Draws Prize for New Process to Make 'Quantum Dots'
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Ryan Tucker had never heard of quantum dots when he entered graduate school at the University of Utah last fall. But since starting his master's in business administration program he has been calculating how this material, known to science as semiconducting colloidal nanocrystals, can be manufactured in a new way that would spur vast improvements in photovoltaics, LED screens and fiber optics. Through the U.'s Lassonde New Venture Development Center, Tucker and two fellow business students developed a plan to commercialize a technology U. chemists developed that could dramatically decrease the cost of producing quantum dots, while increasing their quality. More

Ezose, Hirosaki University Sign Glycomics Partnership to Identify Urologic Cancer Biomarkers
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Ezose Sciences is teaming up with Hirosaki University in Japan on a glycomics collaboration to identify biomarkers for predicting and monitoring the progression of prostate and other urological cancers. Ezose will evaluate serum and urine samples collected by Hirosaki's clinical investigators from well-characterized patient and control populations in Japan using its GlycanMap® technology platform. The firm retains exclusive rights to develop and commercialize new biomarkers resulting from the collaboration. More

University of Delaware Uses Solar Reactor to Make Hydrogen
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A University of Delaware doctoral student recently traveled to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich to test the device that he's developed to convert water into hydrogen for use as a fuel. The device uses thermal energy from concentrated sunlight and a catalyst, in this case zinc oxide, to split hydrogen from water, producing a fuel that could be used for a variety of purposes, like a replacement for gas. More

All Electric Racing Car Utilises Breakthrough Technology
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The sheer amount of technology transferred from the motorsport sector is hard to beat. From advanced materials to sensor technology, innovations developed for the track often end up in everyday road cars, as well as in applications radically different than intended. Indeed, only the aerospace and defense industries can compete in terms of technology transfer. It is therefore exciting when a premier UK motorsport manufacturer teams up with the former Minister of State for Science and Innovation to develop and race the LMP1; an all electric Le Mans Prototype car. More

Tech Transfer Takes Innovations from Lab to Marketplace
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Computational Analysis & Network Enterprise Solutions LLC in Albuquerque is growing fast. The company, called CAaNES, launched in 2006 to commercialize network security and digital forensic technology developed at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro. NM Tech retains a 50 percent stake in the company. CAaNES President Mark Fidel said the firm had $1.2 million in revenue last year, up from $748,000 in 2009 and $68,000 in 2007. More

University of Minnesota Startup Generates Power Using Captured CO2
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Heat Mining Company aims to use CO2 Plume Geothermal (CPG) technology to extract heat from deep underground and use the resulting thermal energy to generate electricity.

CPG technology prevents CO2 from being released into the air and uses it to extract geothermal heat for electricity production and/or heating. In the process, the CO2 is permanently stored underground, resulting in a geothermal power plant with not only a neutral, potentially negative, carbon footprint. The geothermal power facility can produce baseload power or provide peak-load power.

Migraine or Stroke? Diagnostic Test Could Provide Answer
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Researchers from the University of Cincinnati are behind a startup that's developing a medical device to help emergency doctors diagnose a severe type of headache that could be a warning sign for stroke. Xanthostat Diagnostics' device would analyze cerebral spinal fluid to determine if patients are suffering from sentinel subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a painful headache that can signal a stroke. If undiagnosed — or even sometimes when they're diagnosed — these major hemorrhagic strokes can lead to death. More

Innovative Blanket Could Monitor Your Health — Or Just Keep You Toasty
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Your childhood blanky might have been able to hold off the bogeyman, but was it smart enough to help detect a sleeping disorder? IM Blanky, a high-tech blanket developed by a team of University of Toronto architects, could. A network of tilt sensors in the shape of flowers and stems is embroidered into green taffeta fabric, allowing the blanket to wirelessly create a 3D model of itself on a computer in real time. Lift a corner of the blanket, and the corner of the computer model lifts, too. Place it over someone sleeping, and the model would change when the person moves. More

MPEG LA's Librassay® Provides One-Stop Patent Licensing for Molecular Diagnostics
Patent pool pioneer MPEG LA recently announced Librassay®, an easy-to-use, web-based store of patent rights available for licensing on a nonexclusive basis to any and all users on reasonable, transparent and nondiscriminatory terms. Librassay® licensees will be able to shop the Librassay® website store for the patent rights they need to clear, develop and offer biomarker-based diagnostic tests and tools for personalized medicine, bundle the patents into a customized package, and license the package on a nonexclusive basis in a single, efficient and cost-effective transaction. The Librassay® many-to-many licensing model will be particularly useful and valuable in connection with multiplex genetic testing, where patent rights belonging to many different owners may be needed to support a single multiplexed genetic test. MPEG LA is in the process of concluding agreements with the world’s leading universities and research institutions to include their patents upon launch. More information on Librassay® is available at, or by emailing

Don't Miss the AUTM 2012 Software Course — Registration Open!
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The AUTM 2012 Software Course will be held June 8 - 9 in Jersey City, NJ, USA. The course is designed specifically for university licensing professionals who work with software and other information assets. The course will provide a survey of basic principles, as well as a study of best practices, emerging models and actual cases, that will benefit both newcomers and experienced practitioners. More

AUTM Better World Report Seeks Technologies That Help the World
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The Better World Report — which celebrates real-world examples of how academic research benefits humankind — is seeking story ideas for the 2012 edition. This year's report will feature fresh stories each month in a dynamic, interactive, Web-based format. The next deadline for submissions is May 15. More

Students Build Wiki of Medical Devices Designed for Low-Income Countries
(University of Michigan via Medical Xpress)

Study Points to Potential Treatment for Stroke
(Stanford School of Medicine)

Scientists Take a Step Towards Better Sleeping Sickness Treatment
(University of Glasgow via Medical Xpress)

New Spin-Off Develops Cough Monitor for Pigs
(KU Leuven-University)


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