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    Propelling ideas from lab to marketplace: Local reporters tour NVF

    Story by Clare LaFond Photos & video by Conrado Tapado C4C recently hosted an inter-active tour for journalists at our New Ventures Facility, where they got a first-hand look at the latest technologies moving from lab to market. Watch the KING 5 story, read more in Puget Sound Business Journal, and check out photos from the event below. C4C is helping researchers from across UWView More

  • UW start-up MicroGREEN is taking off

    Innovative MicroGreen Polymers has secured deals with several airlines to provide in-flight hot beverage cups that are environmentally friendly: cups made from plastic that can be recycled repeatedly. Read more in the Herald Business Journal.

  • Taking hearing loss research into the real world

    UW start-up Oricula Therapeutics has raised cash to commercialize medicine that can help prevent hearing loss. Read more in PSBJ and GeekWire.

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    UW delegation heads to Taiwan for AUTM Asia 2014

    By Clare LaFond UW Center for Commercialization From new discoveries and innovations to forming successful start-up companies, opportunities abound for Asia’s emerging markets. It’s a topic that will be explored in depth this week when a University of Washington delegation travels to Taipei, Taiwan for the annual AUTM Asia conference April 9-11. AUTM Asia is the international version of the Association of University Technology ManagersView More

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    WCTA Clean Technology Showcase

    The Washington Clean Technology Alliance presents the inaugural Clean Technology Showcase, a one day event to network, learn and invest. The Showcase will feature the latest clean tech innovations from Northwest companies and research institutions. Expert speakers and break-out sessions will further highlight over 20 companies focused on sustainability and new technologies. Enjoy table-top presentations, poster sessions and business development opportunities. Full-day registration includes breakfast,View More

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    BluHaptics: Underwater robotics with a human touch

    Story by Clare LaFond Photos & video by Conrado Tapado (except where noted) It should be just as easy to use a robotic arm as it is to use your own hand. That’s the thinking behind UW start-up BluHaptics, which is taking telerobotics — controlling robots from a distance — to a new level: underwater. Using technology developed by Dr. Howard Chizeck’s lab in theView More

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    Marine Construction Technologies: Creating an acoustic barrier to save marine wildlife

    Story by Clare LaFond Photos & video by Conrado Tapado (except where noted) As the second largest estuary in the U.S., the Puget Sound is home to a variety of marine wildlife, including orcas, sea lions and harbor seals. Its glacier-carved channels fed by rivers and streams flow into the bays of the Sound, where more than 200 species of fish flourish. The region isView More

  • TEAMcare: Treating the whole patient with the whole team

    Story by Clare LaFond Photos & video by Conrado Tapado One of the most challenging and costly patient groups to care for is the growing number of people with multiple chronic illnesses – both physical and mental. Patients with diabetes and heart disease often suffer from depression, which can make them feel helpless and hopeless about managing their chronic disease. And that, in turn, canView More

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    SNUPI Technologies gets $7.5M for in-home hazard sensor services

    SNUPI Technologies, an in-home sensor and services company, has raised $7.5 million in its first round of funding. The UW start-up’s Wally smartphone app will alert homeowners if their WallyHome sensing network detects a potential hazard. Read the PSBJ story.

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    Rolling Stones

    UW researchers use new low-level ultrasound technology to get smaller kidney stones moving. The team is working with C4C and says the device could help patients and substantially cut health care costs. Watch the KING 5 story.