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Illinois Universities Get Better at Capitalizing on Research
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Illinois universities are commercializing more of their research through technology licensing and startup formation, but they continue to lag academic institutions in states such as California and Massachusetts, according to a new Illinois Innovation Index report. The index, put together by groups such as the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition, is released monthly and covers a different topic in each installment. The August report, released Wednesday, focuses on technology transfer at Illinois universities. The data show that Illinois academic institutions issued 142 technology licenses to companies in 2010, the latest year for which numbers were available. That's the most in a decade and an increase from 111 in 2009. This 2010 number, however, is dwarfed by Massachusetts schools' 494 licenses and California's 461. Other states outstripping Illinois included North Carolina, whose universities issued 237 licenses in 2010, and Texas, which boasted 296 for the year. More

University of Texas-Backed Startup Ready to Roll Out Greener Road Solutions, More Investors on Verge of Joining
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A University of Texas-backed startup has developed a more environment-friendly alternative to a common paving material, and it has raised $1.65 million from investors to help it crack the multibillion-dollar road construction industry. Terra Pave International Inc. — founded by Andres Jackson and Yetkin Yildirim — is the company behind Terra Prime, the primary use of which bonds the loose bottom layer of road material before asphalt is laid. The founders are touting it to replace MC-30, a type of cutback asphalt prepared by mixing asphalt cement with a petroleum-based solvent. More

Dalhousie University Engine Design Headed to Commercialization
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A lighter and more energy-efficient engine technology developed at Dalhousie University is on its way to being commercialized. The university announced Tuesday it has signed an exclusive world-wide licensing agreement with York Bridge Enterprises, a private equity firm that focuses on supporting early-stage Canadian technology companies. "Dalhousie is home to world-class researchers developing innovative technologies that compete on a global scale," said George Smitherman, a founding partner of York Bridge. "This is reflected in Darrel Doman and Braden Murphy and their pneumatic technology." Engineering masters student Braden Murphy and his professor Darrel Doman developed a new type of compact Pneumatic Rotary Engine, which does mechanical work by expanding compressed air. More

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Diagnosis Murmur: How 'Intelligent' Ultrasound Could Benefit Medicine
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If you have ever seen the heart of a baby pulsating away on the screen of an ultrasound scanner you will also have noticed how much the success of the scan depends on the skill — or luck — of the operator to jiggle the probe to get the best image and then measure a skull or a limb lurking somewhere in that confusion. With this in mind, Professor Alison Noble is working to improve the image quality and diagnostic power of this most widely used of medical imaging tools through Intelligent Ultrasound, spun-out from Oxford University by Isis Innovation. Launched earlier this month, the company already has £610,000 of seed finance to develop software that will reduce the risk of incorrect or missed diagnoses and the incidence of costly rescans, saving the NHS £40 million per year in cardiology alone, let alone antenatal. And while you probably haven't heard of Noble before, you are likely to hear a lot more about Oxford's Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the future. More

Feds, University of Michigan Test Cars That Can Communicate
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In a few weeks, about 2,800 cars, trucks and buses will start talking to each other on the streets of Ann Arbor, Mich., in a giant experiment that government officials are hoping will lead to safer roads. Wireless devices will allow the vehicles to send signals to each other, warning their drivers of potential dangers such as stopped traffic or cars that might be blowing through a red light. They can even get traffic lights to turn green if no cars are coming the other way. The U.S. Department of Transportation and the University of Michigan are hoping the year-long, $25 million project generates data that show the devices can cut down on traffic crashes. Officials say eventually this could lead to the devices going in every car. About 500 vehicles with the devices are now on the roads. That will rise to 2,800 in about six weeks, officials said Tuesday. "This is a big day for safety," Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said at an event at the university formally kicking off the experiment. "We'll use this information to decide if vehicle technology can be applied to daily lives." More

New Public-Private Partnership Aims to Help Revitalize Manufacturing
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Penn State University will be part of a new public-private partnership aimed at revitalizing American manufacturing and encouraging companies to invest in the United States. The new partnership, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), is a consortium of research universities, community colleges and non-profit organizations from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, and manufacturing firms nationwide. The consortium, selected through a competitive process led by the Department of Defense, will receive an initial $30 million in federal funding, matched by $40 million from consortium members. In March, the Obama administration called on Congress to approve a plan to invest $1 billion to catalyze a national network of up to 15 manufacturing innovation institutes around the country that would serve as regional hubs of manufacturing excellence. The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, which also received the support of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, is a pilot institute to serve as a proof-of concept of that plan. More

Patent Could Help Virginia Commonwealth University Breathe Easier
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An invention developed at Virginia Commonwealth University is making its way to the private sector. VCU last week announced a licensing agreement with a New Jersey pharmaceutical company that will look to take a medication developed by a VCU professor to market, which could mean a windfall for the school. As part of the deal, Nostrum Pharmaceuticals gets the rights to a patent application submitted by VCU for an inhaled medication that might someday be used to treat respiratory diseases. In exchange, the school would get milestone payments and royalties, should the medicine make it to commercial production. Bruce Rubin, a professor and chair of pediatrics at the VCU Medical Center, patented a process to show that a medication called dapsone, in an inhaled form, can clear lung inflammation. Dapsone is an antibiotic that is typically used to treat leprosy, according to VCU. More

Saint Mary's Seeking School's First Patent for Device That Can Detect Counterfeit Drugs
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Saint Mary's College's first U.S. patent could result in a very meaningful product for Third World countries. With the aid of researchers at Notre Dame, a Saint Mary's professor, a Saint Mary's student and a recent alum, the college has developed a paper-based tool that can screen for counterfeit medications. The tool, known as a paper analytical device or PAD, is the size of a business card. And Saint Mary's chemistry professor Toni Barstis said she believes it could be especially useful in developing countries where the World Health Organization estimates 10 to 30 percent of the drug supply consists of counterfeit medicines causing hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. Barstis and two other team members presented their findings at the 244th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia on Sunday. More

New Technology to Transform Blood Processing
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A pioneering surgical blood salvage technology developed at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, is set to transform the way major surgery is carried out by reducing blood loss in patients. HemoSep is set to revolutionize the health care sector after gaining the CE mark and receiving Canadian national approval, following highly successful clinical trials in the world leading University of Kirikkale University Hospital in Ankara, Turkey. The device is designed to recover blood spilled during open-heart and major trauma surgery and concentrate the blood cells for transfusion back to the patient. This process, known as autotransfusion, reduces the volume of donor blood required and the problems associated with transfusion reaction. Professor Terry Gourlay, who led the development of the technology at the University's Department of Biomedical Engineering, said: "This is a fantastic example of real collaboration between the University of Strathclyde and the medical device industry to take this device from concept to clinical delivery. More

Taiwan University Develops Nano-Carbon Material For Light Source
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A research team at Taiwan's National Defense University has recently been using nano-carbon materials to develop lightbulbs and tubes that are more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly than currently available products. Ger Ming-der, a professor at the university's Department of Chemical and Material Engineering at Chung Cheng Institute of Technology, said he and his team have received a local patent for their invention. "We're seeking more cooperative opportunities with private businesses to improve our invention so that it can be mass produced," Ger told CNA. Unlike LED lighting products, the team's invention boasts nano-carbon materials that can be used to develop a light source in a mercury-free manufacturing process, he noted. The technology also has a simple structure and features a high degree of luminous efficiency, as well as better color rendering, Ger added. More

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AUTM 2012 Eastern Region Meeting: Register Now
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The AUTM 2012 Eastern Region Meeting, Revolutionary Ideas and Liberating Collaborations, will take place Sept. 12 - 14 in Philadelphia, PA USA, at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing. Today is the last day to register in advance.

Judge Randall Rader to Participate in AUTM 2013 Fireside Chat
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The AUTM 2013 Annual Meeting will take place Feb. 27 – March 2 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. Judge Randall Rader, Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, will speak about recent court decisions and the potential impact of the America Invents Act on technology transfer, among other issues, at our Fireside Chat on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6 – 7 p.m.

Grant to Fund Research Into Cancer-Fighting Technology
(Penn State University)

Could FastStitch Device, Invented by Undergrads, Be the Future of Suture?
(Johns Hopkins University)

MIT-Developed ‘Microthrusters’ Could Propel Small Satellites

Texas Tech Creates Early Warning System for Fall-Risk Patients
(Texas Tech University)


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