Posts Tagged ‘TTBD’

MedTech Alliance one-year anniversary attracts largest crowd to date

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, OHSU hosted its third MedTech Alliance program meeting and marked the one-year anniversary of the program launch. The meeting attracted over 150 attendees, including representatives from industry and investor groups, OHSU faculty and staff, and the Portland business and startup communities. The MedTech Alliance program allows investors, industry representatives, and community partners to stay up to date on early-stage collaboration and investment opportunities at OHSU. The goal of the MedTech Alliance … Read More

TTBD Innovator Spotlight: Yali Jia, Ph.D.

Yali Jia, Ph.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology at OHSU’s School of Medicine, has been making great strides to create breakthrough optical imaging technologies that may transform the way clinicians diagnose and care for patients. As a study investigator in Center for Ophthalmic Optics and Lasers (COOL) lab of Casey Eye Institute, Jia has spent the last several years helping develop the split-spectrum amplitude-decorrelation angiography (SSADA) algorithm, which is most efficient within current available optical coherence … Read More

TTBD Startup Spotlight: NeuraMedica LLC

Watertight closure of the dura mater – the membrane covering the brain and spinal cord – is a difficult and time-consuming procedure. It is typically performed using fine suture down narrow working channels using minimally-invasive surgical techniques. Repeatedly experiencing the complexity of this procedure firsthand, neurosurgeon Neil Roundy, M.D., saw an opportunity to address the problem. Roundy developed an innovative bio-absorbable clip used to close durotomy incisions during spinal surgery. But he needed support to … Read More

OHSU launches new Entrepreneur-in-Residence program

The office of Technology Transfer and Business Development (TTBD) has recently implemented an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program that provides support to inventor teams and to new companies that form when they license technology intellectual property from OHSU. These EIR members are veteran industry and business experts that will join the TTBD team for a 12-month time span. During this period, they will aid in identifying technologies with commercial promise, and provide OHSU researchers with real-world insights … Read More

MedTech Alliance one-year anniversary showcase, Nov. 4

OHSU will be hosting its third MedTech Alliance program meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 4, marking the one-year anniversary of the program’s launch. The meeting will include highlighted inventor and partner speakers as well as a poster session. The MedTech Alliance program is a platform for investors, industry representatives, and community partners to stay up to date on early-stage collaboration and investment opportunities at OHSU. The goal of the MedTech Alliance is to facilitate collaborations and … Read More

TTBD industry spotlight: Welch Allyn engineering rounds

Updated on 9/15 to reflect the origins of the program. The Welch Allyn-OHSU engineering rounds is a new platform at OHSU that allows medical equipment design engineers the chance to engage with doctors and patients. The long-term goal of this platform is to translate medical needs into focused innovations and eventually products. This platform was designed to allow both parties to utilize their respective expertise. OHSU offers the clinical expertise necessary to identify patient care … Read More

Register now for the 2015 TTBD awards, Oct. 19

The office of Technology Transfer & Business Development invites the OHSU community to attend the 2015 TTBD Awards Ceremony. Awards will be presented to OHSU community members for their collaborations and efforts in licensing, sponsored research, patenting, and entrepreneurship. In addition, top honors will be awarded in the categories of New Inventor of the Year, Business Development Partnership, Technology Transfer Achievement, and TTBD Appreciation. Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 5 to 8 p.m. Collaborative Life Sciences Building,  room 3A001 … Read More

Save the date: MedTech Alliance fall meeting, Nov. 4

The MedTech Alliance is a platform for investor, industry, and community partners to stay up to date on early-stage collaboration and investment opportunities at OHSU. Mark your calendars for the MedTech Alliance fall 2015 meeting. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 5 to 7:30 p.m. Collaborative Life Sciences Building 3A001 Register now. This event will be an evening of networking and learning to mark the one-year anniversary of the launch of OHSU’s MedTech Alliance program. The meeting … Read More

Three-session inventor workshop, Sept. 9, 16, 23

Do you have an invention, but don’t know where to start? Senior Patent Associate, Jeff Jackson, M.S., J.D., will lead this three-session, interactive workshop that will teach you how to identify, define, and set apart your intellectual property. Session 1: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 4 to 5 p.m., Center for Health & Healing, 6052 The first session of this workshop will help inventors in writing an initial description of their own invention. Participants will learn how … Read More

OHSU Startup Spotlight: Nzumbe, Inc.

Launched in 2013, Nzumbe, Inc., is an OHSU startup company providing research services to accelerate the development of breakthrough therapies in challenging diseases, such as cancer. Nzumbe focuses on a root cause of cancer known as gene silencing. When critical genes, known as tumor suppressor genes, are silenced, a cancer cell can arise and grow to form a tumor that may spread throughout the body. Mitch Turker, Ph.D., J.D., whose lab resides in the Oregon … Read More

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