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    Q & A with Linden Rhoads in PSBJ

    Puget Sound Business Journal reporter Emily Parkhurst interviewed UW Vice Provost for Commercialization Linden Rhoads to discuss what it means to spin out a company from the university and how commercialization has become a selling point for attracting top researchers. [Excerpt] Parkhurst: So can commercialization efforts actually become a selling point for attracting researchers to the university? Rhoads: That is not well understood by theView More

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    Gearing up for next week’s 2013 UW Environmental Innovation Challenge

    Once a year, students from UW and other Washington and Oregon colleges come together to offer up their creative solutions to some of our most pressing environmental problems at the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge, hosted by the UW Foster School of Business. Each team of students have been working this past year to define an environmental problem, design and develop a solution, and produce aView More

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    Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow Rodney Ho Awarded “2013 Research Achievement Award in Biotechnology”

    Rodney Ho, Professor of Pharmaceutics and UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow, has been selected by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) as the recipient of the 2013 Research Achievement Award in Biotechnology. AAPS is a professional, scientific organization of 11,000 scientists dedicated to the discovery, development, and manufacture of pharmaceutical products and therapies through advances in science and technology. Professor Ho was chosen fromView More

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    UW start-up EnVitrum turns trash glass into bricks; wins Phase II NSF SBIR of $500K to scale production

    UW start-up EnVitrum has been awarded a phase II NSF SBIR of $500k for two years to perform development related to scaling up their environmentally friendly process for making ceramic products from waste glass. UW graduate students Grant Marchelli and Renuka Prabhakar paired up in a Mechanical Engineering lab about three years ago to pursue a shared interest in environmental sustainability. They decided to makeView More

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    Start-up company Lamprogen to join C4C Incubator

    UW biomedical spin-out Lamprogen, founded by UW Professor of Chemistry Daniel Chiu, has joined the C4C New Ventures Facility (NVF). The NVF at Fluke Hall is a business incubator that provides dedicated space and facilities for translational research and for early-stage business development of technologies en route to commercialization. Lamprogen’s mission is to bring new products to market that address the needs of the biomedicalView More

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    UW Spin-out Impel Neuropharma Named a Top “Innovation in Medical Devices” by Seattle Business Magazine

    UW Spin-out Impel Neuropharma, which has developed a unique nasal delivery device that utilizes direct “nose-to-brain” transport to improve drug delivery, was honored with a Silver Award in the category of “Innovation in Medical Devices” at Seattle Business magazine’s fifth celebration of extraordinary achievement in health care. Impel NeuroPharma’s Pressurized Olfactory Delivery (POD) device delivers aerosolized drugs to the upper nasal cavity where they areView More

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    Japanese drugmaker Takeda secures rights to lupus drugs from UW spinout Resolve Therapeutics in $255M deal

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and Resolve Therapeutics today jointly announced that they have entered into a partnership to develop compounds for the treatment of lupus and other autoimmune diseases. The lead compound, RSLV-132, a novel nuclease protein, will begin clinical development later this year. Resolve Therapeutics is a spinout of the University of Washington, where it was developed in the labs of rheumatologist Keith Elkon andView More

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    Join us on March 26 for a conversation with 8 leading start-up service providers

    Every successful start-up needs competent service providers—from legal counsel and accounting to insurance and real estate professionals. Join us to learn about the types of services available to fledgling companies. Eight of the region’s top services providers, who specialize in working with start-ups, will come together for a conversation about often overlooked or misunderstood aspects of forming your company. Vice Provost for Commercialization Linden RhoadsView More