Posts Tagged ‘TTBD’

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

Meet the TTBD interns; application deadline is Aug. 21

Interns with Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD) are important members of the OHSU team. They assist with technology development and the transition of technology from laboratory to market for the benefit of the public. In return, interns gain valuable knowledge and skills that can be applied in a wide range of professions. The TTBD office currently has three interns, with varying educational and professional backgrounds. Uchenna Emechebe, Ph.D. received his Ph.D. in neurobiology and … Read More

TTBD innovator spotlight: Carmem Pfeifer, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Carmem Pfeifer, D.D.S., Ph.D., assistant professor of biomaterials and biomechanics for the OHSU School of Dentistry, became an inventor without intending to. “When you get removed from your everyday problems, sometimes you can have an idea completely out of the blue,” she said. In 2009, with a suggestion from her postdoc supervisor, Pfeifer attended a UVA/UVB conference to showcase what they were doing in his lab to industries other than dental. During a session on … Read More

Brendan Rauw named vice president of technology transfer and business development

Brendan Rauw, MBA, has joined OHSU as vice president, technology transfer and business development, a division of OHSU’s research mission that supports technology commercialization, industry collaboration, and entrepreneurship. Rauw comes to OHSU from UCLA, where he served as associate vice chancellor and executive director of entrepreneurship. In this role at UCLA, he was responsible for leading a variety of programs designed to advance innovation, entrepreneurship, and the transfer of intellectual property into real-world applications. He … Read More

Save the date: 2015 TTBD awards, Oct. 19

The Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD) awards ceremony is an annual celebration that recognizes OHSU community members for their efforts in licensing, sponsored research, patenting, and entrepreneurship. Mark your calendars for the 2015 TTBD awards ceremony. Save the date! Monday, Oct. 19 5 to 8 p.m. Collaborative Life Sciences Building This event will include: Awards and recognition for OHSU innovation and entrepreneurship Reception with complimentary refreshments Remarks from: Daniel Dorsa, senior vice president for research Jeanette Mladenovic, … Read More

TTBD Lunch & Learn: Industry-Sponsored Research, Jul. 21

If you’re interested in working with industry, this workshop can give you important insights into what you need to know for success. Panelists will discuss the life cycle of a successful industry-sponsored research agreement. Evan Lind, Ph.D., will discuss industry-sponsored research obligations from the investigator’s perspective, including how to build a successful collaboration, develop a budget, and troubleshoot. Other panelists will discuss topics such as the typical agreement negotiation process, how business development associates can help … Read More

TTBD Industry Spotlight: Michael Cohen and Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Whether it’s finding an effective vaccine approach to protect against human pathogens, or developing a technology that allows physicians to detect blood vessel abnormalities in the eye, researchers are constantly pushing the boundaries of science to create new, innovative solutions to problems. In the case of Michael Cohen, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology and pharmacology at OHSU, he is currently working to develop a method to profile new protein synthesis in a cell-specific manner in … Read More

TTBD Innovator Spotlight: Perry Gliessman

Perry Gliessman has a long, innovative history at OHSU. For over 20 years, he developed technologies for medical research and data acquisition at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC). His inventions ranged from unique patient monitoring systems and surgical instruments to multi-channel neurotransmitter infusion and sampling systems designed for neuroendocrine research. He also designed and drove the implementation of the first fiber optic network for the OHSU West Campus. Then, during his seven-year tenure … Read More

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