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Penn to invest up to $50 million in local biotech start-ups


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: July 11th, 2018

The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) plans to invest up to $50 million in at least 10 biotech start-ups over the next three years. continue reading »

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Next week: Webinar on compliance with 2018 Bayh-Dole revisions


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: July 11th, 2018

Important revisions to the Bayh-Dole Act have now taken effect, and it’s critical for universities to ensure their compliance procedures are addressing the new rules. From changes in the abandonment and conversion processes to the impact on internal systems and procedures as well as communications with licensees, adjusting to the new rules represents a significant challenge. But it’s a challenge that can be met and even bring improvements to TTO and research compliance operations if handled with a strong training component and a clear, detailed operational plan.

To help ensure a smooth transition and full compliance, Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has secured an expert team from law firm Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP to lead a critical webinar, The 2018 Bayh Dole Revisions: Practical Compliance Guidance for Technology Transfer Offices, scheduled next Tuesday, July 17.

For complete details and to register, CLICK HERE.

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$17 million donation establishes entrepreneurship center at Ohio State


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: July 11th, 2018

The Keenan Family Foundation, a philanthropic investment group launched by Tim and Kathleen Keenan, has committed $17 million to the Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business to strengthen entrepreneurial knowledge and learning. continue reading »

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China and Israel continue to partner on innovation and entrepreneurship


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: July 11th, 2018

Representatives from more than 2,000 Chinese and Israeli companies recently gathered at the fourth China-Israeli Investment Summit in the Zhuhai province in China. continue reading »

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U of Minnesota nursing school teams with digital health incubator to commercialize mobile app


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: July 11th, 2018

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing is partnering with a digital health business incubator to commercialize a mobile app for expectant parents of babies with heart defects. continue reading »

The Guide to Commercializing Mobile Apps on Campus is a 4-session distance learning collection designed to help you tap into the massive apps marketplace as a way to enhance TTO revenue and better serve your student and faculty app developers.

CLICK HERE for complete details.

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Vanderbilt licenses Parkinson’s drug candidates to Nashville start-up Appello


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: July 11th, 2018

Vanderbilt University has licensed a potential treatment for Parkinson’s disease to Nashville-based start-up Appello Pharmaceuticals. continue reading »

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Australian National U has been fighting hackers for months


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: July 11th, 2018

Australian National University (ANU), the country’s top-ranked school, recently announced it has been fighting off a threat to its computer systems for several months, and media reports say Chinese hackers are behind the attacks. continue reading »

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New I-Corps entrepreneurship training program to launch at U of Alabama-Birmingham


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: July 11th, 2018

The University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) has received a $1 million award from the National Institutes of Health National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to train researchers on taking their innovations to market. continue reading »

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Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Playbook reveals secrets to successful commercialization of medical technologies


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: July 11th, 2018

Academic medical centers are playing an increasingly vital role in providing breakthrough research — yet information and data on the commercialization system across these healthcare institutions is scarce and difficult to access. Now there’s a resource that fills that gap, providing performance benchmarks and detailed best practices from 61 of the nation’s top academic medical centers.

The Medical Innovation Playbook is a 508-page resource — created by the world-renowned experts at Cleveland Clinic Innovations — that profiles the commercialization programs at top healthcare institutions and academic medical centers. It provides an in-depth look into how hospitals and universities are successfully sending thousands of new technologies to market through locally designed and managed commercialization teams. Nowhere else will you find a more comprehensive view of new approaches and new collaborations in medical innovation and tech transfer, plus you can use the performance data these institutions provide to benchmark your own medical innovation efforts.

For complete details and to order, CLICK HERE >>

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Caltech fund makes it easier for researchers to take their early-stage innovations to market


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: July 11th, 2018

A funding program at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is offering researchers a less stressful, more streamlined approach to getting a financial assist that helps move their innovations toward the market. continue reading »

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Thomas Jefferson U licenses cancer vaccine technology to BioVaxys


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: July 11th, 2018

Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) in Philadelphia and biotech company BioVaxys have entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement to commercialize immunotherapeutic vaccines for the treatment of ovarian cancer, melanoma, and other solid tumor types. continue reading »

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U of Virginia launches program to encourage interdisciplinary research collaboration and attract seed funding


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: July 11th, 2018

The University of Virginia is launching a new program that will make it easier for researchers to collaborate and secure seed funding. continue reading »

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