Posts Tagged ‘TTBD’

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 Brendan Rauw, … 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

2015 BioScience Innovation Program Awardees

Several years ago, Oregon Health & Science University, with support from the OHSU Foundation, developed the BioScience Innovation Program  to fund proof of concept, technology development and testing of early-stage OHSU technologies. This program, administered by Technology Transfer & Business Development, leverages funds raised through the University Venture Development Fund, an Oregon tax credit program that facilitates the commercialization of university research, entrepreneurial education, and technology transfer initiatives. Together, these funds help fill a critical gap in … Read More

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

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