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Academia Increasingly Going Beyond Basic Research by Setting Up Translational Med Centers
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This summer the Regents of the University of California can expect to be formally presented with plans by University of California, San Diego for a $110 million research center designed to speed up development of new treatments by the university and its industry partners. UC San Diego expects the Center for Novel Therapeutics to promote interaction between private company researchers and their university counterparts based at nearby clinical facilities, namely UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center and the UC San Diego Health Sciences campus. More

New UW Spinout Zplasma Aims to Keep Moore's Law Humming
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For years, the people who make semiconductors have been trying to unlock their industry's next big technological leap. A fledgling company in Seattle thinks it may have an answer — and right now, it's crammed into the basement of a University of Washington research lab. The startup, called Zplasma, has a patented method for producing the high-powered light used to turn pieces of silicon into the powerful microprocessors that make modern computing possible. And, the company says, its method is more stable and more powerful than the technologies being used today. More

New Compound Could Become 'Cool Blue' for Energy Efficiency in Buildings
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A new type of durable, environmentally benign blue pigment discovered at Oregon State University (OSU) has also been found to have unusual characteristics in reflecting heat — it's a "cool blue" compound that could become important in new approaches to saving energy in buildings. The compound, which has now received patent approval, was discovered about three years ago almost by chance, as OSU scientists were studying some materials for their electrical properties. 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®.

Low-Frequency 3D Location Technology Flourishes Where GPS Fails
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Forget Wi-Fi, ultrasound and even LED in the race to fill in the gaps that GPS can't reach. In 2011 two young Oxford academics came up with a potentially game-changing positioning technology developed from tracking badgers in Wytham Woods, just outside Oxford. Nine months on, Andrew Markham and Niki Trigoni — along with CEO Jean-Paul van de Ven — are in "the early stages" of trying to raise £1.2 million for their spinout, OneTriax. They are ready to go public with a technology that they believe is so far ahead of the game as to have "no competitors". Using very low frequency fields, their technology can work out your position in three dimensions in a building or underground using only a single transmitter (no triangulation here) and the smartphone in your pocket. And while it may help you find your friends on Saturday, it might also — more importantly — make the difference between you living and dying after an earthquake. More

Quantum Teleportation Over Record Distance, Prelude to Space Networks
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An international group of researchers reported a new record long distance for quantum teleportation. The authors of "Quantum teleportation using active feed-forward between two Canary Islands", submitted to arXiv, claim a free-space distance of 143 kilometers. Quantum teleportation communicates physical information soundly without traveling directly through the space connecting the communicating parties. The reporting team includes quantum teleportation pioneer Anton Zeilinger of the Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics, Quantum Information at the University of Vienna. More

DNA to Dollhouses: Stanford's StartX Accelerator Launches New Batch of Startups
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StartX, Stanford University's startup accelerator, launched its latest group of startups Thursday. The companies, which presented to top investors, spanned consumer Internet, medical technology and even eyewear. The startups have gone through the three month intensive program, which includes educational seminars, mentorship and advising. The nonprofit accelerator does not invest in the companies. The program is open to applications from startups with at least one team member with a Stanford connection. Besides Stanford students, there are also faculty members, grad students and post-docs in the program. StartX also announced Thursday that it is launching an affiliated program focusing on medical and biotech startups called StartX Med. More

Scottish Universities Show Enterprising Growth as Spinoffs Numbers Rise
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The number of spinoff businesses coming out of Scotland's universities has more than doubled over the past two years as a drive to encourage entrepreneurship pays off. Official figures show 184 enterprises emerged from Scottish seats of learning in 2011, up from 74 in 2009 and 129 2010. Olga Kozlova, enterprise creation manager at Edinburgh's Heriot Watt University, said the growing base of new businesses should provide a boost to employment as some of the small firms thrive. "The more businesses you can create, the greater the likelihood of some becoming medium-sized and eventually large companies," she said. More

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Powerful New Tool for Research and Drug Development
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A University of Saskatchewan research team led by Tony Kusalik and Scott Napper have harnessed bioinformatics and molecular biology to create powerful software that promises to become a "must have" tool in drug development research labs the world over. The software is used to analyze kinases — a type of enzyme involved in virtually every cellular function, from energy use and reproduction to modifying gene expression. Licensing of the patented technology is currently underway, and a demonstration of its effectiveness recently appeared in the journal Science Signalling. More

Research Group Creates Bendable Electronics that Hold Up Under Abuse
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A team made up of researchers from the Korean Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul University and Rice University in the United States have created a flexible test substrate with embedded single molecule thick electronic components that is able to withstand torturous contortions that would destroy any other electronic devices. The team, as they write in their paper published in Nature Nanotechnology, believe their tests show that flexible devices can be made using single-molecule thick electronic components. More

Register in Person for the AUTM Software Course
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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

Getting in Touch with Your "Inner Peanut"
(The University of Queensland)

Binghamton University S3IP Center and Applied DNA Sciences Partner on DNA Authenticity Technologies for Microelectronics
(Marketwire via Market Watch)

Ventana Signs Exclusive Licensing Agreement for the Commercialization of a Novel BRAF V600E Mutation Antibody for Cancer Detection
(PR Newswire via MarketWatch)

New Multitarget Molecule Designed With High Potential in Future Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease

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