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Steak Discovery Aided by OSU Researchers
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Researchers at Oklahoma State University aided in the discovery of a new cut of beef, the now patented Vegas strip steak. The previously undervalued muscle produces a steak that is on par with or better than today's most popular steaks, said meat scientist Tony Mata, part of the three-member steak discovery team, which also includes Rick Gresh, chef at David Burke's Primehouse in Chicago and Jacob Nelson, a meat processing specialist at OSU's Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center. More

Purdue Researchers Use AZO for Optical Metamaterials
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Researchers at Purdue University have shown how to create metamaterials without the traditional silver or gold previously required for creating optical metamaterials. The Purdue researchers replaced the metals with an aluminum-doped zinc oxide (AZO). "This means we can have a completely new material platform for creating optical metamaterials, which offers important advantages," Alexandra Boltasseva, a Purdue University assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering. Boltasseva said, in a statement. "The doped oxide brings not only enhanced performance but also is compatible with semiconductors." More

University of Minnesota Startup to Treat Challenging Bacterial Infection
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A live biological preparation developed by University of Minnesota researchers could put a stop to an increasingly prevalent, and sometimes deadly, infection caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile. CIPAC Limited, based in Australia with subsidiaries in California, will continue to work with the university to advance the technology to treat patients by using frozen and, eventually, encapsulated preparations. More

Librassay® Opens up Nonexclusive Access to Patents for Molecular Diagnostics and Personalized Medicine

Exclusive licensing practices and related legal skirmishes cry out for nonexclusive access to patents in the diagnostic field of use. MPEG LA is answering that call with Librassay®, a web-based marketplace of nonexclusive patent rights.

“Our role is to help patent owners and users come together in an efficient fashion to hasten transactions that incentivize technology innovation and adoption by balancing reasonable access to patent rights for users with a reasonable return on technology investment for patent owners,” said Kristin Neuman, Executive Director of Librassay®.

Using Graphene, Scientists Develop a Less Toxic Way to Rust-Proof Steel
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University at Buffalo researchers are making significant progress on rust-proofing steel using a graphene-based composite that could serve as a nontoxic alternative to coatings that contain hexavalent chromium, a probable carcinogen. In the scientists' first experiments, pieces of steel coated with the high-tech varnish remained rust-free for only a few days when immersed continuously in saltwater, an environment that accelerates corrosion. More

Rubio Proposes Help for Business Startups, Immigrants
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In a rare show of bipartisanship, Sen. Marco Rubio teamed up with a couple of Democratic colleagues to propose a bill on Tuesday to help startup businesses and immigrant entrepreneurs create jobs. The bill would cut taxes and ease regulations. Its most controversial provision would provide visas for high-skilled immigrants to remain in the U.S. It builds on an earlier bill Rubio, a Florida Republican, introduced with Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware, also a co-sponsor of this bill. More

New Pacifier Gets Premature Babies to Suck
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When you think of cutting-edge medical technology, a baby's pacifier probably does not come to mind. However, Florida State University and Powers Device Technologies announced today the development and commercialization of an innovative, yet simple, medical device for infants born prematurely. The problem is that premature babies often do not develop a skill known as "non-nutritive sucking," which is critical for breathing, feeding, self-comforting, and growing both physically and neurologically. This behavior begins developing when the fetus is at the 28 week stage, though continues to develop throughout to week 34; hence when a baby is born prematurely, it may not have developed proper form for a breathe-suck-swallow reflex. More

Singularity University Launches Synthetic Biology Accelerator
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Synthetic biology startups have a new friend in Silicon Valley. Singularity University pulled back the wraps on its new SynBio Startup Launchpad, an accelerator program designed to boost the prospects of entrepreneurs in the blossoming field. As part of the unveiling of the accelerator program, Singularity University announced the first three companies that are "seeking to apply the rapid-cycle, low-cost approaches employed by tech and biotech startups." More

University of Nottingham Spinout in Major EU Research
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The University of Nottingham and its spinout business, Promethean Particles, have secured a major EU research project, worth €9.7m. Promethean and the University were successful in their proposal for the SHYMAN project, (Sustainable Hydrothermal Manufacturing of Nanomaterials). The University will co-ordinate the project, while Promethean will play the leading role in terms of the manufacturing work. It will take place over the next four years and includes partner universities and businesses from 12 European countries. 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

U-M Professors Develop New Minimally Invasive Surgery Tech, FlexDex
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Minimally invasive surgery done with robotics isn't as simple and cheap as it sounds. It's a quandary the co-founders behind FlexDex are looking to help solve with their new surgical technology. The University of Michigan spinout is developing a surgical tool that provides high dexterity, intuitive control and natural force feedback while emphasizing ergonomics and affordability. Its claim to fame is delivering enhanced functionality through a simple mechanical hand-held tool that is significantly more cost effective than the complex, multi-million dollar robotic tools that can work at a similar level of precision. More

Register for the AUTM Software Course — Advance Registration Deadline Is Today
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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

Three new U of M Startups Tackle Big Challenges
(Business @ the U of M)

Five CU-Based Companies Receive State of Colorado Tech Commercialization Grants
(The University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office)

Merck Expands Capabilities on Novel Materials for Display and Lighting by Investing in QLight Nanotech
(Merck via Nanowerk News)

Coalition to Develop World's Cleanest Passenger Train
(University of Minnesota via R&D Magazine)

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