Posts Tagged ‘TTBD’

TTBD Industry Spotlight: GE Healthcare and OHSU

OHSU continues to collaborate with industry giants, pushing the boundaries of medicine and health care forward. In 2013, OHSU partnered with Intel to create computer architectures for sequencing cancer genomes and personalizing cancer care. In 2015, OHSU joined with Apple, Inc. to create a technology that detects the warning signs of melanoma through photographs taken with an iPhone. This year, OHSU and GE Healthcare are finalizing collaborations on numerous health care projects, including cardiovascular research, … Read More

2016 OHSU Startup Symposium draws regional attention to life science innovation

“You are never too old or too big to think like a startup.” Thinking like a startup can mean different things to different people, though most would agree that successful startups are idealistic, persistent, and have a goal in mind that they relentlessly strive to achieve. However, as time passes and companies grow, they can lose that startup mentality. This advice was one of many compelling points made by John L. Flannery, president and CEO … Read More

Learning the business of science: internship deadline Apr. 29

Practicing science is not just something one does in the lab–in fact, you can use your science a variety of careers. Technology transfer and business development are one path–and OHSU has an internship program to help you navigate it. Interns in Technology Transfer and Business Development are important contributors to OHSU: they assist with transferring discoveries into the public space. In return, interns gain valuable knowledge and skills that can be applied in a wide range … Read More

TTBD Startup Spotlight: ReelDx, Inc.

ReelDx, Inc. is an OHSU startup company developing secure, HIPAA-compliant medical video platforms for educational and clinical use. Launched in 2013, the company’s initial goal was to improve medical instruction by creating ReelDx Education, a video library of case studies to broaden medical student’s experiences in real-world health care settings. The company has since expanded to incorporate an additional video platform, called medvid.io. This video platform is aimed at improving the patient and physician relationship … Read More

OHSU’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Q&A: Richard Rylander

OHSU’s entrepreneur-in-residence program was established in September 2015 to help identify technologies with commercial promise and provide OHSU researchers with advice and real-world insights about the commercialization process. The entrepreneurs in residence also provide their business world expertise and experience to OHSU’s existing startup companies and work closely with Technology Transfer and Business Development in their broader commercialization efforts. OHSU entrepreneur-in-residence Richard Rylander, Jr., M.B.A.,  helps to accomplish these goals by developing and improving upon … Read More

OCTRI Biomedical Innovation Program, funding for drug discovery

The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) and the Office of Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD) are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity to support drug discovery and therapeutic technology development efforts at OHSU. The Biomedical Innovation Program (BIP) Drug Discovery/Therapeutic Track is a funding mechanism that aims to accelerate creative, trans-disciplinary drug discovery, and therapeutic development research. Examples of responsive projects may include (but are not limited to) research involving target validation, development … Read More

TTBD Innovator Spotlight: Xiangshu Xiao, PhD

Xiangshu Xiao, Ph.D., associate professor of physiology and pharmacology in OHSU’s School of Medicine, has been at the forefront in the field of cancer chemical biology. The goal of his research is to develop novel cancer therapeutics, using a combination of chemistry and biology, to create new compounds that target deregulated proteins in cancer cells. In his two main cancer-related projects, Dr. Xiao has developed first-in-class compounds that show significant anti-cancer effects in various preclinical … Read More

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

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