New product added to VU e-Innovations

Recently featured at Research News @ Vanderbilt was the Parent Stress Intervention Program, the newest product to be offered through

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PinPtr selected to NSF I-Corps program

It’s a technology that was first pitched in April when it won CTTC’s Flash Pitch competition, and now, the brains behind PinPtr will participate in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program.

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CTTC reaches milestone, eclipses 100 deals

It’s not often that a service-oriented unit is able to celebrate audacious achievement, but Vanderbilt’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization is doing just that. The Center ended fiscal year 2014 with 101 transactions with industry partners, nearly 20 more than the record total, which was set in fiscal year 2013. 

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Vanderbilt licenses first technology of new fiscal year to startup

Vanderbilt has licensed its first technology for fiscal year 2015 - software and a device that speeds the acquisition of data and improves the quality of data for high throughput screening.

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CTTC, Memphis Bioworks team up to support academic innovation

Vanderbilt University and Memphis Bioworks Foundation are teaming up to accelerate business and product ideas from the university into the marketplace.

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Five technologies earn patent protection in June

Five Vanderbilt technologies were awarded U.S. patent protection in June. They are: 

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2014 Global Action Challenge now accepting submissions

The 2014 Global Action Challenge, a million-dollar competition seeking breakthrough technologies, startups, or prototypes that could have significant impact in the world's health and food sectors, is now accepting applications. Applications are due Aug. 29, 2014.

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CNBC Squawk Box discusses the changing face of drug discovery

The pharmaceutical industry is in the midst of great change, and major opportunity, according to Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter.

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One Vanderbilt technology earns patent protection in May

One Vanderbilt technology earned U.S. patent protection in May:

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Two Vanderbilt startups selected for Memphis BioWorks Zeroto510

Two startup companies based on Vanderbilt technologies will participate in Memphis Bioworks 2014 ZeroTo510 medical device accelerator program.

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A Mix and Mingle with the Department of Medicine

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine's Department of Medicine hosted a Mix and Mingle Poster Session last night. CTTC attended and enjoyed conversations with a number of investigators about current research efforts - from obesity-related illness to HIV and cancer studies.  

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Nine patents awarded to Vanderbilt technologies in April

Nine Vanderbilt technologies were awarded U.S. patent protection in April. The technologies range from new therapeutic compounds to a heat transfer fluid.

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MTAShare enters external testing, prepares for phase II

A month after its official launch, MTAShare has been utilized in the transfer of dozens of research tools developed at Vanderbilt to researchers at other not-for-profit institutions.

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CTTC and Launch TN host an SBIR/STTR Workshop

Tuesday, April 15, our office and leaders at Launch Tennessee hosted a three-hour SBIR/STTR workshop for Vanderbilt researchers, faculty and staff.

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Jumpstart Foundry, Vanderbilt CTTC work to strengthen entrepreneurial programs

Vanderbilt University’s entrepreneurial community will have greater access to Jumpstart Foundry’s (JSF) proven program for education, mentorship and networking through a new collaboration with Vanderbilt’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization (CTTC).

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Vanderbilt researchers explore eco-friendly technologies

One of the leading academic research institutions in the U.S., Vanderbilt is known for its cutting-edge research in areas like cancer, space and defense, mechanical and biomedical engineering, and education, to name a few. But there is another area of research happening inside our walls that could have global impact.

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Students deliver at Flash Pitch ’14

Wednesday, April 9, a half dozen Vanderbilt students packed into CTTC’s conference room to mingle with some of the areas top investors and entrepreneurs.

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And the winners of the 2014 Tech Venture Challenge are...

After a night of stellar commercialization plan presentations, the title of 2014 Tech Venture Challenge champs goes to Team OMEDS. The student team consisted of Diksyha Bastakoty, Barbara Natalizio, Meghan McGill, Miroslav Remec, and Ryad Ceddia.

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Team Filtergraph selected for NSF Innovation Corps

Vanderbilt’s Team Filtergraph is headed to Michigan to participate in the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Program. Filtergraph is a dynamic, web-based portal that allows users to sort and manage large data sets. Key features include:

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Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery & Engineering (ViSE) promotes collaboration

In the Fall of 2011, a team of engineers and surgeons came together to formalize collaborative efforts between their fields, to inspire innovative thinking in surgery and healthcare, and to clear the roadblocks for future colleagues. In a little more than two years, that team has done just that, and more.

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InvisionHeart pitches at Google Demo Day, leaves with $100K

InvisionHeart, LLC, a startup company based on a 12-lead wireless ECG developed at Vanderbilt, was one of 10 companies nationwide selected to pitch at the inaugural Google Demo Day.

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March patents issued to Vanderbilt

The month of March brought one new patent to Vanderbilt technology, the immunoisolation patch system for cellular transplantation developed by Taylor Wang, emeritus professor of engineering. This becomes the ninth issued patent for Vanderbilt technologies throughout the first quarter of 2014.

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Flash Pitch '14 draws strong startup ideas

Nine Vanderbilt students will pitch their startup ideas before a panel of judges, Wednesday, April 9. The students were selected through Flash Pitch '14, a student startup idea challenge hosted by CTTC. The students selected to pitch are: 

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Vanderbilt technology brings real world experience to VU students

The primary role of CTTC is to transfer innovative products and technology out of the university. We want the public to benefit from the brilliant work happening inside Vanderbilt's labs and research centers.

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