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Author: Mark Miller


Source: RedandBlack.com


Interest: The UGARF, in turn, uses the money to help fund new research. The revenue from Restasis will be difficult to replace. However, the University’s large and diverse patents will keep it’s licensing revenues well above their levels ten years ago. “We have no products that have generated revenue on the scale of Restasis, yet,” said Lee. “However, UGA has a very successful technology commercialization operation, in fact one of the best university-based programs in the country....


Link: http://redandblack.com/2011/10/23/some-university-professors-build-research-around-potential-patent-licensing/

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Author: Laura Baverman


Source: The Columbus Dispatch


Interest: Coastal venture-capital firms are starting to learn of Ohio’s strengths in health care, information technology, logistics and consumer marketing, Mark Kvamme told readers of The Cincinnati Enquirer in an online chat last week.


Link: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2011/10/23/ohio-needs-to-attract-venture-capitalists.html

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Author: SPARC


Source: SPARC


Interest: Open Access Week, the annual event celebrating the global movement towards Open Access (OA) to research and scholarship, kicks off for the fifth time on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Coordinated by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and organized by more than 2,000 advocates in countries around the world, the event provides an opportunity to learn about the benefits of Open Access, share new ideas and strategies, and inspire wider participation in establishing Open Access


Link: http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/Digest/Open-Access-Week--Opens-October--78431.asp

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Author: Dustin Walsh


Source: Crain's Detroit Business


Interest: TechTown is home to more than 250 startups and has set its financial roots under Charlton. Smith is set to expand its commercialization efforts when she takes over Nov. 1. "We're going to continue to refine what we do but also focus on launching programs to attract more high-tech, high-growth companies," Smith said.


Link: http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111023/SUB01/310239983/techtown-leadership-change-is-real-life-lesson-for-startups#

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Author: Peter Delevett


Source: MercuryNews.com


Interest: Venture capital firms raised less money last quarter than at any point in the past eight years, according to the National Venture Capital Association in Arlington, Va. Wall Street's cool climate for initial public offerings of stock has made it tougher for venture firms to post the hefty returns they need to coax university endowments, pension funds and other so-called "limited partners" into ponying up for new investment funds.


Link: http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_19177118?nclick_check=1

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Author: Marni Jameson


Source: Orlando Sentinel


Interest: Just since May, Daniell's projects have attracted grants totaling $7 million from such diverse groups as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Juvenile Diabetes and Research Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.


Link: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/health/os-ucf-henry-daniell-20111022,0,1943044.story

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Author: Kristine Porter


Source: Bethlehem Patch


Interest: Ben Franklin Technology Partners hasn’t chosen the new tenants yet, because the budding companies have to show that they have a solid business plan and ideas that could succeed.


Link: http://bethlehem.patch.com/articles/ben-franklin-technology-partners-opens-new-addition-for-business

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Author: Robert Weisman


Source: Boston.com


Interest: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., the fast-growing Cambridge company, is leading the way. In May it won Food and Drug Administration approval to market a new tablet to treat hepatitis C. And last week the company, which is building a new headquarters on the South Boston Waterfront, filed an application with the FDA for a cystic fibrosis drug.


Link: http://articles.boston.com/2011-10-23/business/30313898_1_cystic-fibrosis-drug-new-drug-hepatitis-c-drug

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Author: The Chronicle with Bloomberg


Source: SF Gate


Interest: $8.4 billion That's how much venture capital was invested in startup companies, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. The total climbed 29 percent as funds raised by consumer Internet companies more than doubled from a year earlier.


Link: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/22/BUHG1LKNEB.DTL&type=business

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Author: Tom Still


Source: JS Online


Interest: Venture and angel capital has created entire new industries, such as semiconductors, microprocessors and biotechnology, and sparked the formation of companies that have grown into the corporate giants of our time, such as Microsoft, Apple, Google, Genentech, FedEx, Amazon, Amgen, Starbucks, Twitter, Cisco, Intel, eBay, Costco, Medtronic, Staples and Home Depot. Venture-backed companies also grow faster and they tend to weather economic storms more effectively.


Link: http://www.jsonline.com/business/stateleveraged-venture-fund-worth-the-money-132383378.html

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Author: JENNIFER GOLLAN


Source: http://www.nytimes.com


Interest: A dispute at the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center, a prominent coalition of biology labs that is led by the University of California, Berkeley, illustrates the potentially dangerous consequences of the research.


Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/us/synberc-fight-raises-national-security-issues.html?_r=1

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Author: Marni Jameson


Source: http://www.orlandosentinel.com


Interest: Tinkering in his million-dollar greenhouse at the University of Central Florida, microbiologist Henry Daniell is at work on preventing infectious diseases that kill 15 million people worldwide each year.


Link: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/health/os-ucf-henry-daniell-20111022,0,1943044.story

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Author: http://www.smartgridnews.com


Source: http://www.smartgridnews.com


Interest: A research report from the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of Advocacy says small businesses are heading up the country's charge toward green technology innovation.


Link: http://www.smartgridnews.com/artman/publish/Business_Markets_Pricing/Smart-grid-innovation-Small-businesses-in-the-lead-4104.html

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Author: Scott Merville


Source: http://www.eurekalert.org


Interest: Two previously unassociated proteins known to be overly active in a variety of cancers bind together to ignite and sustain malignant brain tumors, a research team led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports this week in the journal Cancer Cell.


Link: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-10/uotm-rfc102111.php

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Author: Hembree Brandon


Source: http://deltafarmpress.com


Interest: Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, speaking at Mississippi State University, outlined a commitment by the Navy and Marine Corps to obtain 50 percent of their energy needs from sources other than fossil fuels by 2020. He says it’s the logical next step in the move to more efficient, renewable energy sources to replace a diminishing and unstable oil supply.


Link: http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/military-may-play-key-role-toward-making-biofuels-commercially-viable

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Author: http://www.bizjournals.com


Source: http://www.bizjournals.com


Interest: Dr. Charles Adler has spent more than 20 years tracking a thief called Parkinson’s disease. He blames the degenerative neurological disorder for stealing his grandfather from him when Adler was 13 years old.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/print-edition/2011/10/21/grants-funding-studies-quest-for.html

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Author: http://www.huffingtonpost.com


Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com


Interest: While Congress has averted a government default, any deficit deals Congress comes up with will undoubtedly slash "discretionary" programs including education, medical research and health care for the poor and disabled.


Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-soumerai/dont-cut-research-use-it-_b_1023989.html

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Author: Cheryl Roland


Source: http://www.wmich.edu


Interest: KALAMAZOO--Grants to Western Michigan University soared past $4.5 million during July and August. July awards amounted to a little more than $2.2 million, while August grants came in at slightly more than $2.3 million.


Link: http://www.wmich.edu/wmu/news/2011/10/067.html

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Author: Michelle A. Monroe


Source: http://azstarnet.com


Interest: Luceome Biotechnologies, a University of Arizona spinoff company, received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to commercialize its drug research technology.


Link: http://azstarnet.com/business/local/luceome-receives-nih-grant-to-put-technology-on-market/article_fa0a3f73-0889-5b02-8954-43925f76064d.html

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Author: http://www.cisionwire.com


Source: http://www.cisionwire.com


Interest: COLLEGE PARK, Md. - An innovative Maryland technology transfer program - the first of its kind in the United States to partner federal labs and public universities - has received an award honoring its success.


Link: http://www.cisionwire.com/university-of-maryland--college-park/r/maryland-innovation-partnership-recognized-as-national-model,c9173327

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