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OTM presents 'Copyright Lunch N' Learn' April 25th, 2014

Come and learn about Copyright & Commercialization on Friday, April 25th, 2014! The event is free to UTHealth faculty, but space is limited and a reservation is required. 


To learn more, including how to register, click here.

 


Early studies show microspheres could be key in preventing bone infections after joint replacement

January 30, 2014-- Catherine Ambrose, Ph.D, Terry Clyburn, M.D. and colleagues recently completed a study showing that porous metal implants coated with the UTHealth patented antibiotic microspheres prevented infection in 100 percent of the 11 specimens tested.

To read the press release, click here.

For more information on the technology used in this study and its availability for licensing, click here.

 

NCET2 Course: Understanding Patents and the Patent Application Process for Engineers and Scientists

STARTS ON NOVEMBER 5, 2013; 8:30PM ET


A patent is a grant issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) giving inventors the right to exclude all others from making, using, or selling their inventions within the United States, its territories, and possessions for up to 20 years. Every inventor, entrepreneur, researcher, engineer, doctor, student and creative individual needs to know about patents and how you can benefit and be protected by a patent grant. Applying for a patent requires careful planning. Understanding the patent application, prosecution, and litigation process (both U.S. and internationally) is often critical to the commercialization of any technology and/or start-up company.

To learn more, including fees and registration information, click here.

 

UTHealth and UTMB Faculty Collaborative Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program

Workshop 2: Licensing Technologies: University and Industry Perspectives

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, noon to 3 pm.


Faculty are invited to a series of workshops on commercialization featuring presentations by experts in innovation, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology transfer, licensing, collaborations with industry, and start-ups. There is no charge to attend, but an RSVP is required, as lunch will be provided and limited seats are available. RSVP by May 1, 2013 to innovate@uth.tmc.edu or 713-500-3533.

Workshop 2:
Licensing Technologies: University and Industry Perspectives

This workshop will explore various aspects of license terms, agreements and technology transfer.

• Dr. Bruce Butler, from UTHealth, will talk about Technology Transfer.
• Natalie Wright Curley, JD, from UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, will provide an overview of Licensing Agreements.
• A Panel, composed of start-up CEOs, will provide their perspectives on licensing university Intellectual Property.


Where: UTHealth at the Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS
University Life Center, (South Campus) 7440 Cambridge Street, Houston, TX 77054

Who should attend? UTHealth, UTMB Health and MDACC Faculty interested in understanding licensing agreements and learning about what the industry is looking for.

Future Workshops to include: 3) Collaborations with Industry; and 4) Start-Ups

The Workshop series is presented by The Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS); UTHealth Office of Technology Management; UTMB Health Office of Technology Transfer. This program is supported by a grant from The University of Texas System to UTHealth and UTMB Health CTSAs.

 

More information about this and other innovation workshops for UTHealth and UTMB Faculty can be found at http://www.uthouston.edu/innovate/

 

 

Winning SBIR/STTR Awards Workshop - Houston

When: April 10, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Houston Technology Center Conference Center
             410 Pierce, Houston, Texas 77002


The Texas Foundation for Innovative Communities (TFIC) is partnering with dozens of organizations across the State of Texas (research universities, incubators, research parks) in an effort to triple the State’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) attainment with efforts that target the population and quality of Texas proposals to federal agencies.

Our effort consists of regional workshops, such as the Houston event on Wednesday, April 10th, and a statewide summit in June with federal SBIR program managers, investors, peer mentor companies and prime contractors, and an ongoing effort to work with prospective SBIR/STTR (and ARPA-e) applicants to boost award prospects.

To learn more visit:

http://txfic.org/ or HTC's Website

Cost: $50.00

Includes meeting materials, event and lunch/snacks.

Pre-Registration is required to attend this event. No walkup registrations for this event.

 

 

 

 

Texas Life Science Venture Forum

When: Thursday, February 21, 2013
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
McNair Hall, Rice University
6100 Main Street, Shell Auditorium

*** Early registration rate ends Monday, February 11, 2013 at 5:00 PM

BioHouston and Rice Alliance have joined forces and combined our conferences to create the Texas Life Science Venture Forum, the state’s largest life science event! This conference is the most comprehensive showcase of cutting edge research and innovative entrepreneurs in the state. With hundreds of national and local venture capitalists in attendance, this conference serves as a vehicle for increasing funding to our community and raise awareness for all that Texas biotech has to offer.

The Texas Life Science Venture Forum will showcase new life science technology companies and allow attendees to hear from nationally recognized luminaries. Approximately 50 promising life science companies have been hand-picked to present their ventures to an announce of about 500 investors, entrepreneurs, mentors, researchers, service providers and other members of the entrepreneurship community.

To view presenting companies, agenda and to register VIEW THIS
WEBSITE: www.txlifescienceventureforum.org

 

 


NCET2.org Workshop: Applying to the NIH SBIR Phase I Program for First-Time Applicants

When: January 29 and 30, 2013 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT


Now on its fifth run, the NIH SBIR Phase I Program for First-Time Applicants is a very practical step-by-step, four-hour online "How-To" workshop over two evenings to help researchers, faculty members, graduate students, post-docs and entrepreneurs create a SBIR company and apply to the NIH SBIR program in April of 2013. This workshop includes a post-course review of the applicant's proposed SBIR application by our experts before submission to the NIH. As an added benefit, your SBIR companies will be included on NCET2's newsletters that is sent out to VCs, angel investors, Global 1000 companies, and government funders. To learn more and/or register, click here.

 

 

 

 

UTHealth and UTMB Faculty Collaborative Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program

When: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm


Faculty are invited to a series of workshops on commercialization featuring presentations by experts in innovation, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology transfer, licensing, collaborations with industry, and start-ups. There is no charge to attend, but an RSVP is required, as lunch will be provided and limited seats are available. RSVP by Jan. 7, 2013 to innovate@uth.tmc.edu or 713-500-3533.

Workshop 1:
Getting Started In Commercialization: Innovation & Intellectual Property

This first workshop is designed to provide an overview of Intellectual Property.
Topics include:
• Intellectual Property Overview
• Patents
• Software and APPS
• Copyright
• Trademarks/ Trade Secrets
• Technology Rights

Download Workshop 1 Flyer

More information about this and other innovation workshops for UTHealth and UTMB Faculty can be found at http://www.uthouston.edu/innovate/

 

 

Rice Entrepreneurship Workshop - Spring 2013

Posted December 19, 2012-- The 2013 Rice Entrepreneurship Workshop is designed for both new entrepreneurs who are interested in starting a new venture or existing entrepreneurship are working to expand their existing start-up. Open to entrepreneurs with ANY type of business.

Event Dates: Eight Thursdays from January 31 - March 28, 2013, 4-6 pm
Event Location: Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University
Lead Faculty Instructor: Dr. Al Napier, Professor of Management, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University

Register Now: Click Here
Registration Deadline: Monday, January 21, 2013
For more information: Click Here


 

 

FDA 510(k) Submissions Webcast – Contents, Process, Pitfalls

Posted June 5, 2012-- FDA requires a 510(k) premarket notification submission for most Class II medical devices, some Class I devices, and even for a few Class III devices – it’s by far the most common type of medical device premarket submission. This webcast presented by Biopractice presents an overview of 510(k) submissions – when to submit, what kind of 510(k) to use and when, contents of each 510(k) type, the 510(k) review process, and pitfalls to avoid with your submissionTo register and learn more...

 

 

NCET2 Course on Applying to the NIH SBIR Phase I Program for First-Time Applicants

Posted May 1, 2012-- A very practical step-by-step, four-hour online "How-To" workshop over two evenings to help researchers, faculty members, graduate students, post-docs and entrepreneurs create a SBIR company and apply to the NIH SBIR program in August of 2012. This workshop includes a post-course review of the applicant's proposed SBIR application by our experts before submission to the NIH. As an added benefit, your SBIR companies will be included on NCET2's newsletters that is sent out to VCs, angel investors, Global 1000 companies, and government funders. To register and learn more...

 

 

UT Horizon Fund Student Investment Competition seeks proposals

March 5, 2012 -- The UT Horizon Fund Student Investment Competition seeks proposal for promising technology-based enterprise opportunities led by students from across all 15 University of Texas System Institutions. The top prize is $50,000 in seed investment funding to start the new enterprise and implement the business plan, with additional co-investment opportunities available through the UT Horizon Fund New Ventures Program.

Key Dates
• March 13, 2012 – Webinar (check UT System OTC homepage)
• April 9, 2012 – Executive Summaries due
• April 16, 2012 – Finalists selected
• May 8, 2012 – Finalists present to Horizon Fund External Advisory Committee (EAC); Award event, winners announced

View full RFP

 

 

Research Commercialization Introductory Course Starting Septmebr 20, 2011 by NCET2

FREE COURSE offered by National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) starting on September 20th

The Research Commercialization Introductory Course is a very popular online course designed to help science and engineering researchers better understand how research commercialization works. Generally over 4000 researchers from across the US take the course each time it is offered.

Research commercialization involves taking articles, documentation, know-how, patents, and copyrights, which are created during research activities and getting them to users and patients for real societal impacts.

In some cases, commercialization involved taking patents based on the research and licensing them to a company. This usually involves also having the researchers consult to the company. In other cases, commercialization involves forming or creating a startup and applying to federally funded commercialization programs. In all cases, though, research commercialization typically involves defining the nature of the research being commercialized (e.g., in a patent or intellectual property agreement), establishing a commercial relationship with another party (e.g., employment, a sale or license), and negotiating a contract (e.g., compensation). To register and learn more...

 

UTHealth Startup Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for HypothermX™

HOUSTON - (May 26, 2011) /PRNewswire/ -- EMIT Corporation announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance to market the HypothermX™ HX100 device.  The HypothermX™ HX100 device is a patent protected portable fluid warming device designed to warm intravenous fluids, blood or blood products infused into a patient to prevent or treat trauma, environmental, procedure related, or induced hypothermia.  Heating is accomplished via a flameless hydrocarbon combustion process.  Read full press release here

 

Workshop: Applying to the NIH SBIR Phase I Program for First-time Applicants

NEW COURSE offered by National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) on June 15th & 16th; cost: $995

A very practical step-by-step, four-hour online "How-To" workshop over two evenings to help researchers, faculty members, graduate students, post-docs and entrepreneurs create a SBIR company and apply to the NIH SBIR program in August or December of 2011. This workshop includes a post-course review of the applicant's proposed SBIR application by our experts before submission to the NIH. [We will be doing a similar "How-To" workshop for NSF SBIR submissions in the near future if your research is not NIH related].

Not sure if the SBIR program can work for you? If you are working or have worked on a NIH or NSF funded research grant, you most likely are eligible for the SBIR program. However, please feel free to send us an email at support@ncet2.org and we'll help you understand the program better and decide if it is right for you.

For more information and to register, click here.

Research Commercialization Introductory Course by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2)

NEW COURSE : starting April 15, 2011

The Research Commercialization Introductory Online Course is designed to help researchers better understand what research commercialization really is and how it works. This is a very popular online course with generally over 1000 researchers taking it each time it is offered. It is taught by government and industry experts.

Each lecture is a live 90-minute online class with Q&A. For more information and to register, click here.

 

UTHealth, BioHouston Sign Collaborative Agreement

HOUSTON - (Oct. 21, 2010) - The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and BioHouston, Inc. today announced a new agreement to boost services to biomedical entrepreneurs and new bio-tech start-ups in Houston. | Read more...

 

$33,000 CCTS Pilot Project Awards for Clinical and Translational Research

HOUSTON - (July 15, 2010) - The Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) is now accepting applications for its Pilot Project Awards. The pilot funding is for new, hypothesis-driven clinical or translational research by instructors or assistant professors at The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC-H) or The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. | Read more...

 

UTHealth biotech incubator nears capacity

Eight Texas-based startups now call TMC home

HOUSTON - (July 2, 2010) - The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) announced that its Biotechnology Commercialization Center (BCC) has leased more than three-quarters of its available space to eight Texas-based startups in less than a year. The center’s focus is to assist biotech entrepreneurs and small companies with the translation of discoveries into innovative health solutions. Read more...

 

UTHealth takes big step in developing cutting-edge medical imaging system

HOUSTON - (June 30, 2010) - The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has reached an agreement with other institutions that will allow it to take the next step in commercially developing an innovative medical imaging system that uses night vision technology to tackle a common side effect of cancer treatment.

Officials in the Office of Technology Management at UTHealth have consolidated all patents and patent applications to the radiation-free system developed by UTHealth research scientist Eva Sevick, Ph.D., and collaborators.   Read more...

 

Texas Ignition Fund Grants Program
University of Texas System

UPDATED: Thank you for your September 15, 2009 submissions! We will let you know if another TIF Grant application round opens in the future! Check back here for updated information.

Sponsored by the UTHSC-Houston Office of Technology Management

The Texas Ignition Fund (TIF), a $2.0M University of Texas System grant program sponsored by the UT System Board of Regents is designed to stimulate commercialization of research discoveries at the 15 UT institutions. The TIF Program is designed to support research by providing early-stage grants for the development and maturation of discoveries into commercializable intellectual property (IP). These grants are designed to help bridge the gap between lab and market. Read more...

 

New smartphone technology could improve
health care in developing nations

HOUSTON – (July 15, 2009) – New smartphone technology developed at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston could play a role in advancing the quality of health care in developing nations where medical services can be scarce. Read more...

 

Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program

Sponsored by the UTHSC-Houston Office of Technology Management

An Entrepreneurs -in-Residence (EIR) Program has been launched at UTHSC-H through the Office of Technology Management (OTM) to facilitate new venture activity based on technologies developed by UTHSC-H faculty, staff and employees. Read more...

 

The Pioneer Fund Now Accepting Applications

Sponsored by the UTHSC-Houston Office of Technology Management

The Pioneer Fund was established to provide seed funding for proof of concept studies, toxicology, formulation or chemical compounding, or prototype development. Read more...

 

Texas Invests Record $3.5 Million in Startup Cofounded by UT's Mauro Ferrari

HOUSTON - (Nov. 21, 2008) - NanoMedical Systems Inc., (NMS), an Austin-based startup cofounded by Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHSC-Houston), to improve the effectiveness of anti-cancer agents and other medications, has received a record $3.5 million Commercialization Award through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (ETF). Read more...

 

UT Researchers Decoding Saliva’s Secrets,
“Spit Test” to Detect Breast Cancer Underway

HOUSTON – (Jan. 10, 2008) – Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston can identify and quantify specific protein markers in human saliva to provide an early, non-invasive diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a study published in today’s issue of the journal Cancer Investigation. Read more...

 

UT-Houston Start-up Will Develop Nanostructured CT Contrast Agents

HOUSTON – (Sept. 11, 2007) – Marval Biosciences, Inc., a University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston portfolio start-up company, has obtained a worldwide license to intellectual property covering nanostructured computed tomography (CT) contrast agents which were co-developed by Ananth Annapragada, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston. Read more...

 

Elastography technology jumps to national market:
Technique to minimize unnecessary biopsies

HOUSTON – (May 17, 2007) – What if physicians could see more than an ultrasound examination currently allows? What if they could look into a tumor to determine its consistency, thereby determining noninvasively if it is cancerous or benign?. Read more...

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