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Indiana U launches angel network, links up with Osage


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 4th, 2019

IU Ventures, the commercialization arm of Indiana University, is launching a new platform for its start-ups to connect with potential investors — particularly alumni investors. The school also announced a new relationship with Osage University Partners, a VC focused on university ventures. continue reading »

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Licensing Know-How: Capture the Full Value of Your Technologies and Foster Supportive Relationships with Licensees


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 4th, 2019

University-based start-ups and other licensees often enjoy a close relationship with the faculty inventor of the technology the company or license was based upon, relying on the researcher to provide information as needed to help further the technology. This know-how, along with data and other information, can be crucial to the growth of the company and should be valued as such.

But ignoring it can cost you big money in the long run as a growing number of universities — who routinely incorporate know-how into their licenses — can attest. By aggressively negotiating these know-how rights, universities are capturing literally millions of dollars that would otherwise be lost. At the same time, they’re cementing valuable relationships with companies and supporting the progress of their innovations to the marketplace.

That’s why Technology Transfer Tactics’ Distance Learning Division is hosting an encore presentation of Licensing Know-How: Capture the Full Value of Your Technologies and Foster Supportive Relationships with Licensees, scheduled for September 18, starting at 11:00 AM to accommodate our international customers.

This program received rave reviews from live attendees, who heard two expert attorneys who describe how to value know-how, how to draft a royalty schedule for know-how, and how your negotiation can maintain the financial integrity of know-how while enjoying a positive, collaborative relationship with the licensee. In the encore presentation, you’ll hear every word and receive all supplemental materials — and you can share the program throughout your organization. For complete program and faculty details and to register, CLICK HERE.

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Cambridge start-up develops lithium battery technology that could charge an electric car in minutes


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 4th, 2019

A Cambridge University start-up is developing a battery innovation that could charge an electric car in just minutes. continue reading »

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U of Colorado licenses novel cancer therapeutic to Machavert Pharmaceuticals


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 4th, 2019

The University of Colorado (CU) and Machavert Pharmaceuticals, a preclinical stage drug developer that focuses on precision medicine cancer therapeutics, have entered into a license agreement to commercialize a set of small molecule RAL inhibitors that fight KRAS mutant cancers. continue reading »

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U of Birmingham start-up develops coating to fight bacteria on hospital surfaces


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 4th, 2019

A University of Birmingham (UK) start-up has developed a unique coating that can rapidly kill bacteria on surfaces at hospitals. continue reading »

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Just published: The Technology Transfer Book of Best Practices


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 4th, 2019

The all-new Tech Transfer Book of Best Practices has just been released. This must-have 729-page resource is chock-full of how-to strategies and case studies covering the most critical challenges facing tech transfer professionals. This all-new book of best practices offers a most cost-effective way to zero in on proven best practices in every key area impacting your TTO. With this comprehensive report you’ll boost your program’s results with critical success strategies implemented by the world’s top TTOs. 

Available in both print and electronic download, The Tech Transfer Book of Best Practices is packed with over 190 detailed articles filled with tips, tactics, ideas, expert guidance, and nuts-and-bolts solutions for TTOs. For complete details including a complete table of contents or to order, CLICK HERE.

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners launches virtual accelerator for Philadelphia life science start-ups


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 4th, 2019

Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP), the largest tech investor in the Philadelphia region, has secured a $633,555 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to launch a new life sciences innovation hub. continue reading »

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Ben-Gurion University licenses cancer therapeutic to Vaxil Bio


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 4th, 2019

Vaxil Bio Ltd, a biotech company developing immunotherapy treatments for cancer and infectious diseases, has entered into an exclusive license agreement with BGN Technologies, the commercialization arm of Ben-Gurion University, to advance a new, targeted cancer therapy.

Developed by BGU professor Ayelet David, the licensed technology is a P-Esbp polymer-based macromolecule designed to treat inflamed endothelial cells through recognition of E-selectin for the inhibition of tumor growth and metastasis. E-selectin is only expressed on the surface of inflamed blood vessels and promotes cancer metastasis by mediating the recruitment of leukocyte and cancer cells into inflamed and cancerous tissue.

“The new synthetic P-Esbp polymer we developed targets E-selectin with high affinity for delivering drugs to tumors and metastatic sites,” says David. “Using primary and metastatic models of cancer, this approach showed promising preclinical therapeutic results, enhancing drug accumulation in tumors, significantly decreasing the rate of tumor growth, and dramatically prolonging the survival of mice with melanoma lung metastases.”

David Goren, CEO of Vaxil Bio, comments, “We are very excited about the opportunity to work with Prof. David and together to increase the impact we can have on helping patients with significant unmet needs in oncology and beyond. Prof. David and her team have developed a promising technology platform that — when combined with our platform, knowledge and experience — will allow us to progress the science of treating cancer with immunotherapy.”

Source: GlobeNewswire

Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Playbook is the first-ever resource documenting commercialization activity and results at the country’s top academic medical centers. For complete details, CLICK HERE.

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Wayne State U licenses out therapeutic for PTSD and other CNS disorders


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 4th, 2019

Clinical stage biopharmaceutical company Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Wayne State University (WSU) to commercialize a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other central nervous system (CNS) disorders. continue reading »

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U of Buffalo start-up uses nanoscience to advance oral health


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 4th, 2019

A University of Buffalo (UB) start-up is using nanotechnology to create toothpaste and 3D-printed denture material that treat irreversible gum overgrowth and fungal infections. continue reading »

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U of Minnesota start-up develops technology to enhance drug discovery for neurological diseases


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 4th, 2019

A spinout from the University of Minnesota (U of M) is working to improve the way new treatments are made for neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS. continue reading »

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Marshall U professor develops device to help patients after knee injury


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 4th, 2019

A professor at Marshall University has developed a device that helps patients regain knee extension after an injury or surgery. continue reading »

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