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Biosceptre, University of Queensland to Collaborate on Cancer Antibodies
Australian Life Scientist    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Biosceptre International has entered into a cancer treatment research agreement with the University of Queensland's (UQ) Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN). Under the terms of the deal, facilitated by UQ commercialization company UniQuest, the two groups will work to develop a bioprocess for producing the monoclonal antibodies Biosceptre is developing as cancer treatment candidates. The AIBN's National Biologics Facility will characterize candidate monoclonal antibodies that bind Sydney-based Biosceptre's proprietary cancer target, nf-P2X7. More

Researcher Quiets Combustion with Patented 'Noise Sponge'    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A sponge-like material employed by a University of Alabama engineering professor can significantly quiet combustion, possibly making work environments safer and extending the life of equipment. Dr. Ajay K. Agrawal, the Robert F. Barfield Endowed Chair and professor of mechanical engineering, was recently granted a patent for the breakthrough technology for noise reduction in combustion. This technology decreases the noise generated by combustion systems at the source by placing a sponge-like material directly in the flame. This patent is based on Agrawal's work on jet engine combustion with Ultramet Corp., funded by the U.S. Navy. More

Kyoto University Acquires iPS Cell Drug Patent in U.S.
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Kyoto University has obtained a research and development patent in the U.S. that covers new drugs incorporating variant cells and tissues made from induced pluripotent stem cells, according to its Center for iPS Cell Research and Application. The patent given to the university, which also patented a method for creating iPS cells, will cover the use and sale of both cells and tissue produced from such cells, which are artificially derived from an adult cell, the officials said. 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

New Integrated Building Model May Improve Fish Farming Operations
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Today's "locavore" movement with its emphasis on eating more locally-produced food is a natural fit for fruits and vegetables in nearly every region, but few entrepreneurs have dared to apply the concept to fish farming. Those who have ventured to turn a vacant barn or garage into an aquaculture business have too often been defeated by high energy and feed costs, building-related woes and serious environmental problems, says aquaculture researcher Andy Danylchuk at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. More

New Metamaterial Uses 'Aluminum-Doped Zinc Oxide' for Enhanced Performance
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Researchers have taken a step toward overcoming a key obstacle in commercializing "hyperbolic metamaterials," structures that could bring optical advances including ultrapowerful microscopes, computers and solar cells. The researchers have shown how to create the metamaterials without the traditional silver or gold previously required, said Alexandra Boltasseva, a Purdue University assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering. More

Duke, University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon Partner with Nazarbayev University
Baltimore Post-Examiner    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev University, whose partners include Duke, the University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon, has ambitious plans for its third year, including starting a graduate program and doubling the size of its campus. That's the word from Aslan Sarinzhipov, chairman of the university's Executive Council, which has spearheaded the startup effort in the country's capital of Astana since Day One in June 2010. More

Researchers Solve Tuning Problem for Wireless Power Transfer System
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Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new way to fine-tune wireless power transfer (WPT) receivers, making the systems more efficient and functional. WPT systems hold promise for charging electric vehicles, electronic devices and other technologies. Researchers have shown that it is possible to transmit power wirelessly by using magnetic resonance. Even minor changes in how the transmitter or receiver is tuned, however, can result in faulty power transmission. More

CLP President David Gulley Shares Insight on Certification for Technology Transfer Professionals

The Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) certification elevates the licensing profession and allows individuals the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge throughout their careers, David Gulley, PhD, RTTP, CLP, current President and Chair of the CLP Board of Governors, says. For more information on the CLP program visit or email More

Body Heat-Powered Computers a Step Closer
Brisbane Times Home    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Heat is the great enemy of modern electronics — it can spawn errors and fry components. But now scientists have turned heat to their advantage by creating devices that run on heat instead of electricity. The advance could lead to thermal computers that run off of body heat or other waste heat from our surroundings. A heat current is simply the flow of energy from a hotter object to a colder object. Imagine heating a metal pipe at one end: Heat flows from the hot end to the cold end, and at every point along the pipe the temperature diminishes. More

Register for the AUTM Software Course — Advance Registration Deadline Is May 24
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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

Patenting Process in Foreign Countries: Overview for Administrative & Support Staff
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This webinar will be presented to registered administrative and support staff on June 14 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. EDT. Understanding the patent process in the United States is confusing enough. Administrative and support staff should also understand the process for obtaining patents in foreign countries. Administrative professionals are often relied upon to enter intellectual property assets into the office database and then to track correspondence and deadlines relating to that same process. Not doing so properly could result in the loss of intellectual property rights. More

Ph.D. Candidate's Patent Could Revolutionize Hospital Lab Tests
(Tennessee Technological University via Newswise)

Bright Future for Solar Power in Space

Shining Light on Cells' Inner Workings

NeuroSigma Subsidiary Acquires Thin-Film Nitinol Fabrication Patent Portfolio
(Comtex via MarketWatch)

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