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WARF: A Model of Technology Transfer Partnership

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is the oldest technology transfer office in the United States, founded to manage a University of Wisconsin-Madison discovery that eventually eliminated the childhood disease rickets. WARF works with business and industry to transform university research into real products benefiting society at large—the Wisconsin Idea in action (see “Wisconsin Thrives“). Over the years, the foundation has developed a model of technology transfer based on partnership with the UW-Madison and industry, an approach that Read More >

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BIO Survey on Technology Transfer Shows Complexity of University-Industry Relationships

I sat down with Cartier Esham, Director, Emerging Company Health and Regulatory Affairs at BIO, to discuss BIO’s new survey on licensing trends between universities and companies, part of a larger process of technology transfer. BIO will release the survey at this year’s BIO Investor Forum Technology Transfer Symposium, October 28, 2009. You can learn more about by visiting www.bio.org/ip/techtransfer.

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Race to Develop H1N1 Vaccine

Execs from Inovio Biomedical Corporation and Novavax will be speaking at BIF about their experience in the race to develop a vaccine for H1N1. Below are a couple recent developments from these companies: Novavax Inc (NVAX.O) recently reported that its seasonal flu vaccine candidate, which uses virus-like particles, induced an immune response against H3N2, H1N1 and B and was well-tolerated in a mid-stage trial. Read the release. Inovio Biomedical Corp. (INO) said it will team up Read More >

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GAO Report on Bayh-Dole: Leverage to Promote Commercialization of Federally-Funded Inventions

The General Accountability Office submitted its report to Congress today on the administration of the regulations found under the Bayh-Dole Act, the foundation of all federally-funded research in the United States and one of the key factors in the creation (and boom) of biotechnology as both a research field and industry in the 1980s. A little background on Bayh-Dole: Technological innovation is widely seen as responsible for much of the economic growth and increased standard Read More >

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For July 4: Let’s Thank the Inventors

My hope for America this July 4? I hope, in 100 years, the response time to human and environmental suffering will be immediate. Until that day arrives (thanks to scientific breakthroughs funded by individual citizens) — let’s thank our scientists, investors, and inventors who work and play around us.

Finally, let’s also thank the founding fathers for knowing America’s innovative potential without seeing it for themselves.

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