Posts Tagged ‘TTBD’

OHSU inventors collaborate with local community to make life better for transplant patients

Monitoring medication levels for transplant patients is tricky–for one thing, it requires patients to visit laboratories for blood draws monthly, or even weekly. Amira Al-Uzri, M.D., Pediatric Nephrology, and her team, which includes Dennis Koop, PhD, Physiology & Pharmacology, and Andy Chitty, MBA, University Shared Resources, wanted to see if they could make life easier for these patients. They have developed a user-friendly dried blood spot collection device that can be applied in-home to obtain … Read More

INVENT talk: From inventor to innovator in 5 (painful) steps, Apr. 22

Join INVENT at OHSU’s South Waterfront Campus for a presentation from Kenton Gregory, M.D., director of the OHSU Center for Regenerative Medicine. An internationally accomplished physician-bioengineer, Gregory will discuss how to “transform an inventor into an innovator in five (painful) steps.” Gregory holds more than 20 domestic and international patents, has served as Principal Investigator on five FDA-sponsored clinical trials, and has received more than $50 million in grants. Among his many accomplishments, Gregory has launched … Read More

TTBD Lunch & Learn: Patentable subject matter, Apr. 2

Recent Supreme Court cases have reshaped the landscape of what is and is not patentable subject matter in the United States – particularly in the fields of natural products, diagnostic testing, and software. C. Rachal Winger, of the law firm Lee & Hayes in Seattle, will discuss some of the recent changes. Winger and Jeff Jackson, senior patent associate at OHSU, will then have an informal discussion and answer audience questions about these changes and … Read More

TTBD Lunch & Learn: Licensing case study presentation, Feb. 26

Are you curious about the licensing and commercialization process at OHSU? Would you like to hear from an inventor who has gone through the process to provide some insight? Join us for a TTBD Lunch & Learn presentation on “An OHSU Licensing Case Study: Discovering New Human MR Imaging Biomarkers.” Professor and MRI co-inventor Charles Springer, Jr., Ph.D., and TTBD Technology Development Manager, Arvin Paranjpe, M.S., J.D., will walk through an OHSU intellectual property licensing … Read More

Commercialization of an MRI breast cancer detection technology

In 2000, OHSU Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC) scientists developed the Shutter-Speed Model (“SSM”) for analysis of Dynamic-Contrast-Enhanced (“DCE-MRI”) data. Later, they realized SSM is not just another pharmacokinetic “model,” but actually a new paradigm (“SSP”). The SSP enables more accurate MRI measure of, among other parameters, Ktrans, the rate constant for contrast agent molecule movement between capillaries and extravascular tissue. The researchers determined that systematic errors in the standard tracer pharmacokinetic paradigm “SP” Ktrans … Read More

OHSU Startup Spotlight: Najit Technologies, Inc.

Like most academic scientists, Mark Slifka wears many hats – principle investigator, grant writer, manuscript editor, manager, and administrator, to name a few. Perhaps less common is his entrepreneurial “hat.” Dr. Slifka is the president and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of Najít Technologies, Inc., a clinical stage startup company based on a platform vaccine technology that he developed at OHSU’s West Campus. Najít’s platform uses a novel, patented approach to inactivate viruses while still maintaining … Read More

What happened at the OHSU Startup Symposium?

For the third consecutive year, TTBD hosted OHSU’s Annual Startup Symposium on Thursday, Nov. 6, for more than 200 participants in the OHSU Auditorium. The theme and focus of this year’s event “Changing Investment Landscape for Life Science Companies & Early Stage Technologies” brought local business experts and leaders as well as industry representatives and investors from out of state to connect and meet one-to-one with OHSU faculty and startup companies. This symposium provided an … Read More

TTBD Lunch & Learn: Basics of Starting a Company, Dec. 16

The office of Technology Transfer & Business Development presents: The basics of starting a company in an academic setting: Things you should know, follow or avoid Are you interested in starting a company based on your invention? The Director of Business Development, Jit Banerjee, and the Startup Development Associate, Daphne Emerson, will take you through the basic steps to starting a company based on your technology, including: IP protection and assessment Option or license negotiation … Read More

TTBD Industry Spotlight: Pitching to industry

Building partnerships between academic and corporate institutions is a mutually beneficial endeavor. These types of alliances have the potential to innovate and solve many medical, scientific, and health-related issues. Universities can bring a wealth of knowledge and research expertise, while partnering corporations provide the resources and connections necessary to help that research flourish. Although the paths to these partnerships can vary by institution, scientific alignment is the foundation of prosperous relationships. The pharmaceutical, medical device, … Read More

TTBD aims to bring together inventors, investors and industry

The OHSU Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD) office is trying to send a clear message: We’ve got some really cool inventions at OHSU, and we’re open for business. Two new articles from the Portland Business Journal have focused on the TTBD office and the importance of commercializing innovations coming out of universities. The first article titled “OHSU conferences aim to bring together inventors, investors and industry,” discussed the office’s efforts to give investors and industry … Read More

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