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Author: Alex Philippidis


Source: http://www.nsba.biz


Interest: Return of companies majority-owned by venture capital firms, hedge funds, or private equity firms among key amendments.


Link: http://www.nsba.biz/docs/sbir_gen_eng_news_10_4_11.pdf

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Author: http://news.rutgers.edu


Source: http://news.rutgers.edu


Interest: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is awarding up to $35 million to a pharmaceutical technology institute working to advance drug manufacturing.


Link: http://news.rutgers.edu/medrel/special-content/fall-2011/fda-awards-10-univer-20111006

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Author: http://ns.umich.edu


Source: http://ns.umich.edu


Interest: ANN ARBOR, Mich.—In a rare move for a university, the University of Michigan will for the first time directly invest in its own startup businesses, President Mary Sue Coleman announced today.


Link: http://ns.umich.edu/htdocs/releases/story.php?id=8594

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Author: Andy Henion


Source: http://news.msu.edu


Interest: EAST LANSING, Mich. — As Michigan attempts to transform its manufacturing-based economy, Michigan State University will create a pioneering economic development center that focuses on new ways of generating businesses and jobs.


Link: http://news.msu.edu/story/9872/

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Author: Mary Maxon and Mike Stebbins


Source: http://www.whitehouse.gov


Interest: On September 16, President Obama announced that his Administration will develop a National Bioeconomy Blueprint detailing Administration-wide steps to harness biological research innovations to address national challenges in health, food, energy, and the environment. Biological research underpins the foundation of a significant portion of the Nation’s economy.


Link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/10/12/building-bioeconomy

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Author: http://www.technologytransfertactics.com


Source: http://www.technologytransfertactics.com


Interest: Farther south, Arizona State University’s Venture Catalyst, in collaboration with ASU’s technology transfer arm, Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE), is launching a program aimed at creating start-up activity among postdoctoral researchers and graduate students.


Link: http://www.technologytransfertactics.com/content/2011/10/12/asu-launches-rapid-start-up-school-for-postdocs-grad-students/

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Author: Kristen Bole


Source: http://www.ucsf.edu


Interest: Biophysicist Adam Abate, PhD, showed up seven months late to his new faculty position at UCSF with an unusual excuse: he was busy setting up the technology for a new company based on one of the 10 patents he had received as a postdoctoral scholar at Harvard University.


Link: http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2011/09/10686/qb3-startup-box-helps-uc-entrepreneurs-launch-companies

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Author: http://www.politico.com


Source: http://www.politico.com


Interest: If you want to see how American communities can reinvent themselves to compete in today’s global economy, just walk through downtown Pittsburgh. Once abandoned steel plants now house a thriving cluster of innovative robotics companies.


Link: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/65636.html

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Author: http://www.theitem.com


Source: http://www.theitem.com


Interest: Shawn Youngstedt , an exercise science professor, is sharing a $3.7 million National Institutes of Health grant with researchers at three other universities to find out how much sleep -- or how little -- older people need to remain healthy.


Link: http://www.theitem.com/business/article_85585388-f64a-11e0-9238-001cc4c002e0.html

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Author: http://www.newswise.com


Source: http://www.newswise.com


Interest: Newswise — The National Science Foundation has awarded a $3 million grant to a team lead by University of Virginia computer scientist David Evans for a project to develop privacy-preserving technologies


Link: http://www.newswise.com/articles/u-va-team-awarded-3-million-nsf-secure-computation-grant

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Author: Lori Valigra


Source: http://www.masshightech.com


Interest: The grant is a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) II grant that will help fund the development of an automated, high-throughput, high-pressure system, including instruments and consumables, for safe and accurate processing of pathogenic organisms such as viruses and bacteria.


Link: http://www.masshightech.com/stories/2011/10/10/daily56-DOD-awards-grant-to-Pressure-BioSciences.html

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Author: Kent Hoover


Source: http://www.bizjournals.com


Interest: Angel investors provided $8.9 billion in funding to 26,300 entrepreneurial ventures in the first half of 2011, according to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/print-edition/2011/10/14/angel-investments-startup-capital.html

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Author: Rosibel Ochoa, Geert Schmid-Schonbein & John Rodenrys


Source: http://www.signonsandiego.com


Interest: Would you be surprised if a researcher at a top U.S. university discovered a breakthrough for a medical problem that kills 215,000 people a year but couldn’t find funding to commercialize the discovery? You wouldn’t if you’d ever heard of the “Valley of Death.”


Link: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/oct/14/one-road-out-valley-death/

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Author: http://www.massdevice.com


Source: http://www.massdevice.com


Interest: Venture capital investment is on the wane, but angel investment is increasing, according to a pair of recent reports.


Link: http://www.massdevice.com/news/early-stage-angel-investment-rises-early-stage-vc-funding-falls

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Author: Chris Rauber


Source: http://www.bizjournals.com


Interest: UC San Francisco has won two big NIH grants, totaling nearly $12 million.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2011/10/14/ucsf-gets-12m-from-nih-grants.html

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Author: http://www.globalsecuritynewswire.org


Source: http://www.globalsecuritynewswire.org


Interest: The U.S. National Institutes of Health on Thursday said it had awarded millions of dollars in grant funding for four research projects aimed at developing medical countermeasures that could each be used against multiple potential biowarfare agents


Link: http://www.globalsecuritynewswire.org/gsn/nw_20111014_5568.php

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Author: Val Osowski


Source: http://news.msu.edu


Interest: EAST LANSING, Mich. — Three researchers from Michigan State University landed federal grants totaling more than $5 million, funds that will be used to enhance research designed to boost specialty crop production in the United States.


Link: http://news.msu.edu/story/9896

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Author: Hannah Furfaro


Source: http://www.amestrib.com


Interest: A research project at Iowa State University that is developing biomass plastics for potting plants received nearly $2 million in funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Friday.


Link: http://www.amestrib.com/articles/2011/10/14/ames_tribune/news/doc4e98dae931b03513401564.txt

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Author: MEGAN ALLEN


Source: http://www.usustatesman.com


Interest: USU professors and researchers have until Saturday, Oct. 15 to apply for the opportunity to further their research and teaching through university-funded seed grants, distributed by the Office of the Vice President for Research.


Link: http://www.usustatesman.com/grant-money-will-further-professors-research-1.2652585#.TppsYVYTD2g

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Author: Urvaksh Karkaria


Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle


Interest: Georgia Tech, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University and Saint Joseph’s Translational Research Institute have received a $1.8 million grant to develop medical devices focused on the special needs of children.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/blog/atlantech/2011/10/georgia-tech-others-get-18m-for.html

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