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High Noon for Bayh-Dole
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy D-Vt., asked NIH in a recent letter to force compulsory licensing of Myriad's BRCA breast and ovarian cancer genetic test under the "march-in rights" provision of the Bayh-Dole Act. Myriad received an exclusive license to develop the test from universities operating under Bayh-Dole Act. The law allows nonprofit institutions receiving federal R&D funds to own and license resulting inventions so they can be commercialized for use by the public.
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MicroGen Powers Wireless Sensor Network at Rochester Institute of Technology
MicroGen Systems Inc., the manufacturer of the first piezoelectric MicroElectroMechanical Systems based vibrational energy harvesters or micro-power generators, has teamed with Facilities Management Services at the Rochester Institute of Technology to install and monitor a wireless sensor network measuring temperature on building exhaust and air handling equipment. MicroGen completed this project as part of a NY State Energy Research Development Authority commercialization contract award.
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  ATCC Master Deposit Agreement

ATCC serves researchers by characterizing, preserving and distributing biomaterials to the research community. We invite you, our colleagues in the technology transfer and research communities, to partner with us through a master deposit agreement for worldwide distribution of your novel cell lines, bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa.


Texas Tech University Opens Wind Research Facility
North American WindPower
With officials on hand from the U.S. Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories, Vestas and Group NIRE, Texas Tech University opened the Scaled Wind Farm Technology research facility. According to TTU, the research center allows for the cost-efficient testing and development of wind energy technology, with a specific emphasis on improving wind plant performance. The facility's advanced testing and monitoring will help researchers evaluate how larger wind farms can become more productive.
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UM Ventures to Collaborate With Fina Biosolutions On Vaccines
Vaccine News Daily
University of Maryland Ventures announced a collaboration between Fina Biosolutions, LLC and the University of Maryland's Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, to develop vaccine manufacturing methods. UM Ventures is a joint research commercialization effort of the University of Maryland at Baltimore and the University of Maryland at College Park. Fina Biosolutions, is a private research and development biotechnology company.
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NeoStem Advances Autoimmune Platform Through UCSF Collaboration
The Wall Street Journal
NeoStem Inc., a leader in the emerging cellular therapy market, announced that it has executed agreements with the University of California-San Francisco to collaborate on the development of human Regulatory T cells for the treatment of type 1 diabetes, steroid resistant asthma and organ transplant rejection. This collaboration advances NeoStem's role in the development and commercialization of immunomodulatory cellular therapeutic products for the treatment of intractable diseases involving the immune system.
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    Ohio State Alumnus Donates $1 Million to Fisher College of Business (The Lantern)
Jackson-based Company to Use MSU Technology in Biocrude Production Facility (Mississippi Business Journal)
Gov. Rick Scott Signs Bill to Boost Florida Tech Startups (Jacksonville Business Journal)
Three University of Alabama Startups Compete For $100,000 Prize (
Legislature OKs Bill to Aid University Spin-off Ventures (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

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Fort Collins Startups Net $250,000 in State Grants
Northern Colorado Business Report
Two Northern Colorado startups have received a total of $250,000 in grants from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. SmartMove, which has ties to the University of Colorado and makes an insole that detects pressure and movement to encourage people to exercise, received a $200,000 award. Fort Collins' Membrane Protective Technologies, associated with the University of Northern Colorado, received a $50,000 grant. The startup created a product to address low pregnancy rates in cows.
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Arkansas Science & Technology Authority Awards $50,000 to Angel Eye Company
The Arkansas Science & Technology Authority has awarded Angel Eye Camera Systems a Seed Capital Investment of $50,000 to be used to commercialize the company's web-based, remote-monitoring technology that was developed by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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Babe Joins CMU Tech Startup
Pittsburgh Business Times
Greg Babe, former president and CEO of Bayer Corp., has been named CEO of Liquid X Printed Metals Inc., a Carnegie Mellon University startup company. Liquid X's metallic conductive ink technology, allows the printing of metal traces and films on to a number of applications, including medical devices and consumer electronics components.

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Gov. Rick Scott Signs Bill to Boost Florida Tech Startups
Jacksonville Business Journal
Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently signed into law HB705, a bill that will help attract more seed funding for technology startups in Florida. David Day, director of the University of Florida's Office of Technology Licensing, said the measure will help the state's 22 research institutions to create and grow technology startups.

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Connecticut Awards Grants for Innovations
The Day
Companies from East Hartford and Norwalk are the first businesses to receive grants from the Connecticut Innovations Challenge program, which encourages small firms to team up with large corporations and universities to create technological advances. AgriFuels will work in collaboration with Yale University and the University of Connecticut to address a challenge posed by the German chemical company BASF to develop green refineries. Owlstone and partner UConn will be working on developing software to detect the threat of airborne chemicals that could be used in the security and defense fields.
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Now Available! AUTM Salary Survey: FY2012
The AUTM Salary Survey: FY2012 has just been published. It is the most comprehensive, worldwide survey of compensation and benefits of academic licensing professionals and organizational structures of offices performing technology transfer.

If your institution participated in the survey, then you are entitled to a complimentary copy of the report. This complimentary copy was emailed to the person who completed the survey for your institution.

If your institution did not participate in the survey, you can purchase a copy from the AUTM website at the discounted member rate of $100, a $400 savings.

If you have questions, please contact AUTM at

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AUTM Education Library Goes Live
The new AUTM Education Library is now available. This members' only resource provides access to select Annual Meeting workshop and educational track recordings, AUTM webinar recordings and other online learning tools. The library can be searched by keywords, or by categories.

You can find the library under the “Careers and Training” tab on the AUTM homepage.

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Register for the AUTM Eastern Region Meeting by July 25 and save $75
The AUTM 2013 Eastern Region Meeting features strategies for forming industry-academia partnerships and showcases successful practices and new strategies to help weather complicated economic times. Check out the program for full details.

Sept. 9 - 10
Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
Boston, MA, USA

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Registration Now Open — AUTM 2013 Western Region Meeting AUTM
The AUTM 2013 Western Region Meeting encourages interaction between colleagues from the western United States and Canada. Join other AUTM Western Region members in Portland, for an exciting program of educational and networking events designed to provide insights for experienced and new technology transfer professionals.

Sept. 30 - Oct.1
The Nines Hotel
Portland, OR, USA

Hotel and Travel Information. Register now.

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AUTM Webinars
AUTM webinars provide year-round education for technology transfer students and professionals.

July 23, Noon – 1:30 p.m. EDT — FREE!
Certified Licensing Professional: A Career Development Opportunity
Join us for a free webinar to learn the history of the Certified Licensing Professional Inc. organization and certification. Learn why the CLP credential was established and why it is important to your career path. Learn more or register.

July 25, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
PCT Patent Application Process Explained from Start to Finish
This webinar is ideal for university technology managers and their staff who are involved in the preparation and filing of patent applications, and who need a basic understanding of how the PCT works. Learn more or register.

July 31, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
What You Need to Know About Europe's New Patent System
Anyone who files patents, or may consider filing patents, in Europe needs to be aware of this very significant change in Europe’s patent regime. Learn more or register.

AUTM also offers on-demand webinars and other professional development sessions. View the complete list at the AUTM Marketplace.

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AUTM Awards and Scholarships
AUTM is now accepting scholarship applications from students, scholars and new technology transfer professionals.

Howard Bremer Scholarship — Application Deadline: August 23
Supports travel and registration costs for up to five people to attend the AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA USA. The scholarship is awarded to those who wish to bring creativity and innovation to the academic technology transfer profession. Download Application and Instructions.

Scholarships for New Technology Transfer Professionals from Developing Economies — Application Deadline: September 9
The scholarships are available to support the professional development of up to five early career technology transfer professionals working in countries identified as developing economies. Download Application and Instructions.

Academic Tech Transfer and Commercialization Graduate Student Literature Review Prize — Preliminary Application Deadline: September 18
AUTM supports the efforts of emerging graduate student scholars with a literature review prize that provides an incentive to scholars to think about new ways that their work can serve the technology transfer community. Download Application and Instructions.

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Ashland University Wins AV Technology and InfoComm Awards for Inventive Use of Mediasite by Sonic Foundry
(The Wall Street Journal)

Stony Brook Enters into EcoPartnership with Tongji University

KUMC Researcher Receives Baxendale Commercialization Award


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