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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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Vanderbilt-powered startup wins NewME Accelerator PopUp event

BioNanovations, a startup company based on technology developed at Vanderbilt, claimed first place at the NewME Accelerator PopUp event held in Memphis June 28-30.

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Apply NOW! 2013 Life Science Tennessee Venture Forum

A good opportunity for new ventures in the life sciences industry opened today. The second annual Life Science Tennessee Venture Forum is now accepting applications for the 2013 competition.

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Vanderbilt opens space at Entrepreneur Center

Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students with innovative ideas and entrepreneurial aspirations will have additional support during the 2013-14 academic year.

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Collaboration between Vanderbilt and startup Femtometrix leads to exclusive deal

An innovative wafer inspection tool developed by a team of Vanderbilt professors and engineers has been licensed exclusively to startup company Femtometrix. The semiconductor wafer-inspection technology based on laser optics was invented by Norman Tolk, Ph.D., professor of physics, Michael Alles, engineer for Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering, and Ron Schrimpf, Ph.D., professor of electrical engineering.

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Technology News: Lab on a Chip

The Wall Street Journal recently featured “organs on a chip”, an innovative practice that is helping researchers around the globe dive into a new world of drug discovery.

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Millions of patients now able to benefit from Medicare approved test

Congratulations to a Vanderbilt research collaborator on receiving Medicare approval of a diagnostic test for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

 

Biodesix, the molecular diagnostic company that owns VeriStrat, shared the news via press release:

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Supreme Court rules human genes are not patentable, synthetic are

 "Supreme Court Says Human Genes Aren’t Patentable,” reads a June 13 headline on the

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The crack down on "patent trolls"

Last week, the Obama Administration announced a string of executive actions and legislative recommendations in an attempt to “protect innovators from frivolous litigation and ensure the highest-quality patents in our system,” as stated in the on

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My Cancer Genome unveils mobile app

The My Cancer Genome mobile app is now available on iTunes! MCG DrugList brings the benefits of the nation’s first online information, personalized cancer decision support tool right to your mobile device. Listed features include:

  • Information about new drugs.
  • Up-to-date lists of anti-cancer drug classes and drug targets.
  • Search for specific drugs or groups of drugs.
  • The ability to save favorite searches and drugs of interest.

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New legislation could impact biotech industry

Life Sciences Tennessee released a press release earlier this week about new legislation that many hope will have a positive impact on the biotech industry and the local economy.

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DiaTech Oncology raises $18 million, looks to expand

DiaTech Oncology, a Brentwood-based clinical pathology lab that licensed technology from Vanderbilt in 2009, is popping up in local and national publications after announcing it has secured $18 million in venture financing from investors.

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New Patents: May wraps up with 5 newly issued patents

May proved to be rewarding month for Vanderbilt inventors with five patents issued. The list of newly patented technologies include technologies from a variety of fields such as engineering, healthcare IT  and drug discovery. The technologies do everything from detecting shooter locations from an aircraft to screening for anaphylaxis. Learn more about these technolgoies and other recently patented innovations by clicking on the links below.

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Tips from CTTC: How to publish AND patent

Recently, a question was posed to CTTC about the timing of publishing research and disclosing an invention. Knowing other researchers might have the same question, we decided to share the answer here.

 

Question:  I’ve developed a novel device that helped with a project I am working on.

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National expert leads workshop on SBIR/STTR programs

It’s not every day you get the opportunity to learn the dos and don’ts of Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) grant writing from a nationally renowned expert in the field. On Tuesday, May 21, 60+ researchers from Vanderbilt, TSU, MTSU, Lipscomb University, Tennessee Tech, and other Nashville area institutions and businesses got just that.

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New Venture News: InvisionHeart selected to Jumpstart Foundry class of 2013

InvisionHeart, a Vanderbilt spinoff based on a wireless ECG system, has been selected for the Jumpstart Foundry Class of 2013. InvisionHeart will be led by Josh Nickols, Ph.D., MBA and will participate in a 14-week, startup accelerator program.  

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The Power of Collaboration

Collaboration is one of those words you hear daily in a professional setting. Collaboration allows us to bring in different perspectives, to see things from someone else's vantage point. Collaboration encourages the sharing and reforming of ideas so that the best outcome is reached.

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"Wearable Robot" developed at VU garners national attention

NBC, CBSThe Associated Press, numerous local affiliates and various online news outlets were running stories all week about a new “wearable robot” named IndegoTM. The mechanical suit, currently being developed into a commercial version by Parker Hannifin Corporation, is earning favorable reviews for its portability and light weight. IndegoTM weighs a mere 27 pounds, the lightest of all such powered exoskeletons, and can be broken down and transported in a backpack.

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Pharma Pipeline: Compounds, Core Capabilities, Collaboration

Right now, at Vanderbilt University there are dozens of researchers studying small and large molecules and their effects on various diseases, searching for clues that will lead to the next big drug discovery.

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Venture Match 2013 connects entrepreneurs, inventors and investors

Dozens of inventors, entrepreneurs and investors had a chance to "speed date" Tuesday night, thanks to Launch Tennessee and the inaugural Venture Match. The two-hour event gave participants a chance to meet, mingle, explain their technologies or interests, and learn from Vanderbilt professor and entrepreneur Benoit Dawant.

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