Four Vanderbilt inventions earn patent protection in December 2013

Four Vanderbilt technologies earned patent protection from the USPTO in December, bringing the total number of patents assigned to Vanderbilt to 23 for the first half of FY14.

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Year in Review: 2013's top stories from Vanderbilt tech transfer

The year 2013 has been an eventful one for CTTC. From an Entrepreneur Boot Camp to an SBIR/STTR workshop, participation in the NSF Innovation Corps program to agreements with new industry partners, we had a lot to blog about. Here’s a look back at the 13 most read posts from 2013:  

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Webinar on FDA Guidelines for Mobile Medical Apps

Michael Best presents 2014 Live Sciences and Chemical Webinar Series

Michael Best and Freidrich, LLP, will host a free webinar to discuss new FDA guidelines and their scope of enforcement discretion on medical software applications designed for mobile devices.

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Three Vanderbilt technologies receive patent protection in November

Three Vanderbilt technologies received US patent protection in the month of November. One invention includes a compound that targets positive allosteric modulation of the mGlu5 receptor for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. It was developed at Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery which is led by Vanderbilt neuroscientist P.

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Success! Vanderbilt startup InvisionHeart hits milestone

InvisionHeart, a young Vanderbilt startup, has secured funding and, this week, signed a license agreement with Vanderbilt University regarding the technology that underlies the company’s business.  That is what we like to call a great success!

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Dec. 9 - 13 Events: Entrepreneurship for Physicians, Risk Reduction Discussion, & Symposium for Surgery and Engineering

The week of Dec. 9 - 13 will be a busy one for Vanderbilt innovators and entrepreneurs with talks on entrepreneurial opportunities for physicians, risk reduction in life sciences companies, and a symposium on surgery and engineering. 

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ViSE grant builds prototypes, encourages innovation

What if there was a program that connected surgeons, physicians, nursing staff, and other medical care providers with a team of the nation’s top engineers? What if that program enabled the transfer of innovative ideas to working prototypes – financially and developmentally?

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VIDEO: Seminar examines FDA guidelines for medical software, apps, devices

Seth Mailhot, J.D., of Michael Best and Friedrich, LLP, visited Vanderbilt University earlier this week and shared understanding of the newly released FDA guidelines on medical software, apps, and devices. The seminar was well-attended and quite engaging, with dozens of engineers, medical researchers, students, and other staff bringing great questions to the conversation.

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Vanderbilt research efforts focus on the problem of premature birth

November 17 is designated World Prematurity Day, and is intended to bring light to a stubborn global problem.  Premature birth is the leading cause of neonatal death worldwide, with an estimated 15 million babies born premature.

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CTTC Seminar: FDA Guidance on Medical Software, Apps and Devices

Tuesday, Nov. 19, CTTC will host a special seminar, "When Does a Medical Software/APP Become a Medical Device: Practical Considerations and FDA Guidance”. Leading the seminar will be Seth Mailhot, J.D., attorney at Michael Best and Friedrich, LLP. 

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New Venture News: InvisionHeart presents at Global South Summit

They may not have walked away with the million dollar award, but the founders of InvisionHeart gained irreplaceable knowledge and experience from the 2013 Global Food and Health Innovation Challenge. CEO and co-founder Josh Nickols, Ph.D., took the stage to tell a panel of judges why they should invest the innovation award in his company's wireless EKG system.

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Three patents issued in October

The month of October ended with three Vanderbilt technologies earning patent protection from the USPTO. The most recent patent awarded was for a compound that may help treat major depressive disorder and other neurological disorders. It was developed at the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery by VCNDD Director P.

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New Venture News: InvisionHeart named a finalist in Global Food and Health Innovation Challenge

Less than a year into its existence, InvisionHeart, LLC is making a name for itself in the entrepreneurial and health care community.

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New Ventures seminar dissects IP and new venture valuation

Dozens of faculty members, students, entrepreneurs and innovators from the Middle Tennessee region convened at the Cool Springs Life Sciences Center for a two-hour session on intellectual property valuation and new venture valuation.  While having broader applicability, the presentations focused on life sciences technologies and businesses.

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New Venture News: FemtoScience, Inc., licenses VU technology

Today International FemtoScience, Inc., a Vanderbilt startup, signed a patent license agreement with Vanderbilt and TVA. The technology involved is that of nanodiamond additives to transformer oil for improved cooling performance.

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“Driving Innovation in Breast Cancer”, new startup challenge centers on breast cancer innovation

Three national organizations have teamed up to help bring breast cancer technologies to market. October 1, 2013, Avon Foundation for Women, in partnership with the National Cancer Institute and the Center for Advancing Innovation, kicked off a nationwide start-up challenge.

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Breast Cancer Innovations: The power of information

Cancer can grow anywhere in the human body, but we often hear of certain types that are more likely to metastasize, or spread. Breast cancer is one of those, and the reason lies in the proximity to the body’s lymph nodes. If breast cancer metastasizes, it can easily and quickly spread. This is why early and frequent screenings are critical in helping women stave off the disease.

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New Venture News: CTTC teams presents REDCap at Venture Pitch Forum

REDCap, a prospective Vanderbilt startup based on a comprehensive electronic data capture (EDC) solution, was one of  Read more

2013 ADDC Conference draws big crowd, encourages academic drug discovery

Hundreds from academia and industry convened in Music City to discuss the growing trend, and need, in academic drug discovery.

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October is CTTC's Breast Cancer Innovation Month!

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women worldwide.

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From the Tennessean: Q&A with Sam Lynch, leader in the region's Life Sciences Industry

Much is underway in Tennessee to promote and support the life sciences industry including its underlying sources of support:  research, scientists and entrepreneurship. Life Science Tennessee, a statewide trade group, is helping to lead the charge by connecting companies, academia, research institutions, government and economic development, and other industry associations.

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Meet our new Faculty Advisory Committee

A team of more than two dozen Vanderbilt faculty have graciously agreed to serve on the 2013-14 CTTC Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC).

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New patents issued in September

One quarter into the new fiscal year, more than a dozen Vanderbilt technologies have been awarded patent protection by the USPTO. The four newest, which were issued throughout the month of September, include: 

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The "next generation" of insect repellents

"Buzz off: Creative new mosquito repellents are coming, scientists say" reads the headline of a recent article published by the Seattle Times.

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