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.
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.
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:
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.
UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled for Nov. 1! Keep reading for details.
CTTC will host a New Ventures Valuation seminarin 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.