“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

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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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Academic Drug Discovery Conference headed to Music City

Over the past several years, we’ve observed shifting times within the biotech and

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REDCap selected for Life Science TN Venture Pitch

REDCap, a prospective Vanderbilt startup based on a comprehensive electronic data capture (EDC) solution, is one of just five new ventures selected to compete in this year's Life Science TN Venture Pitch Forum.

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New Venture News: EndoInSight wins NSF I-Corps Grant

For Byron Smith, his graduate-level research was personal. After losing his father to cancer, he was eager to explore ways to make colonoscopy less dreaded and increase the number of people who get screened for Colorectal Cancer each year. As his collaborator and former professor Pietro Valdastri quickly pointed out, early screening is key to saving lives.

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2013 Inventor Satisfaction Survey

Vanderbilt Inventors, we need your help! 

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August brings in four new patents

Four new patents protecting Vanderbilt intellectual property were assigned during the month of August. The technologies represent fields such as neuroscience, cellular biology, molecular biology, cancer therapy, and diagnostics. They are: 

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Patent Alert: July activities

Five Vanderbilt inventions received patent protection from the USPTO in July. The technologies represent a variety of fields, including cell biology, molecular biology, cancer therapy, neuroscience, and vaccine production, among others. 

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New Venture News: 100-Day Workout, KaiNexus drive big savings at Vanderbilt

Some powerful work is going on behind the walls of Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Outpatient Center. The Center embarked on a 100-Day Workout to identify ways they could improve internal processes.

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New Venture News: InvisionHeart makes strong pitch at DEMO Day

InvisionHeart CEO Josh Nickols, PhD, had entrepreneurs and investors talking after

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LaunchTN offers help in writing SBIR and STTR grants

Help is here for researchers and entrepreneurs interested in applying for an SBIR or STTR grant (Small Business Innovative Research and Small Business Technology Transfer, respectively).

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VU commercialization efforts are strong in comparison to national trends

The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) recently released their Highlights of the latest Annual

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Sign up now for the New Venture Valuation Seminar

UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled for Nov. 1! Keep reading for details.

CTTC will host a New Ventures Valuation seminar in conjunction with the Cool Springs Life Sciences Center. If you have developed valuable technology that you believe might be the basis of a startup and want to understand how they are valued, make plans now to join us and learn more about the valuation process. 

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Glenn Perdue talks valuation vs. price

Earlier this week, a crowd of roughly 40 business men and women, researchers, and entrepreneurs - including a handful from CTTC - listened intently as Glenn Perdue, managing member of Kraft Analytics, LLC and certified valuation analyst, shared insight into the intellectual property and new venture valuation process.

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VU@EC: Engineering student grabs first seat

At just 20 years old, Vanderbilt engineering student Ben Whittle has become the first candidate accepted into the VU@EC program. Whittle and a business partner are developing a new online collaboration platform that will enable groups to brainstorm and share ideas via instant messaging or group video chats, investigate problems, and visualize solutions.  

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New Venture valuation seminar set for July 23

Understanding the valuation of early-stage businesses and related intellectual property is critical for new business ventures.  This information helps determine business strategy, financial modeling and the overall potential for a business.

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KIYATEC signs deal, will explore potential of Vanderbilt technology

Vanderbilt University signed an option and limited license agreement with KIYATEC, a company dedicated to commercializing 3D cell culture technologies.

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What we’ve learned from sequestration

When the sequester hit a few months ago, it hit. Academia and the healthcare industry both took significant punches. U.S. academic medical institutions are collectively facing reductions up to $1 billion, prompting large scale layoffs and implementation of creative cost-saving strategies.

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