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    Kongsberg Underwater Technology, Inc. signs agreement to produce UW’s Seaglider™ technology.

    Seaglider™ is an innovative underwater robot developed at UW’s School of Oceanography and Applied Physics Laboratory that has revolutionized ocean data collection. The UW first began production of the Seaglider for customers seven years ago in its own UW Seaglider Fabrication Center. In 2008, UW licensed the technology to iRobot based in Massachussetts to take over production for external customers, while continuing to produce theView More

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    Join us for a C4C Event, June 13: Navigating the Roadmap from Idea to Commercialization

    Last year, UW researchers reported 462 innovations, filed for 409 patents, and spun out 9 companies (with 16 projected this year) based on UW research! Moving your idea from the lab to the commercial sphere is a worthy, exciting, and daunting endeavor. Whether you’ve worked with us in the past or not, the road from idea conception to commercialization isn’t always obvious, and it’s notView More

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    UW Medicine’s interactive training arms physicians with knowledge to curb prescription drug abuse

    Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Idaho now form the newest hub for the highest rates of painkiller abuse, according to data released earlier this year by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). “We have been confronting this epidemic of opioid abuse by broadening the scope of our educational content about best practice care of chronic pain and extending our outreach by making ourView More

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    UW’s Burke Museum Herbarium Launches New Wildflower App

    The UW Herbarium at the Burke Museum, the authors of Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest, and High Country Apps have partnered to produce the new Washington Wildflowers wildflower identification app for iOS and Android mobile devices. The app provides images, species descriptions, range maps, bloom period, and technical descriptions for more than 870 common wildflowers, shrubs, and vines that occur in Washington and adjacent areasView More

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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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    At one year anniversary, New Ventures Facility nears capacity

    UW launched it’s start-up incubator, the New Ventures Facility at Fluke Hall, one year ago on February 8, 2012, to provide start-up businesses access to critical lab and office space near the UW campus. Today, it is near capacity with a host of promising, early-stage companies in life sciences, clean tech, and advanced materials. They include: Kitotech Medical is a medical device company, which isView More

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    For the Second Year in a Row, C4C Tops UW Departments for Combined Fund Giving

    For the second year in a row, the UW Center for Commercialization (C4C) had the highest participation rate for the UW Combined Fund Drive, part of the state’s workplace giving campaign, which raised nearly $2.12 million, making it the most successful year in the program’s 28-year history. 83 percent of the C4C staff donated to the fund this year. The campaign ran October 10 toView More

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    Eight New Companies Have Spun Out of the University of Washington in the Past Six Months

    UW on track to double the number of spin-outs this fiscal year over the past five year average SEATTLE — The University of Washington Center for Commercialization (C4C) announced today that eight start-ups have spun out from the research work and innovations of faculty and students in the past six months. The university-generated companies are founded around a broad range of technologies from medical devicesView More

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    C4C’s Training Xchange Featured in UW Medicine Consult

    C4C’s Training Xchange, a program that bridges the gap between UW researchers and health care practitioners, is featured in the Winter edition of UW Medicine Consult. Consult is a a quarterly UW Medicine publication that goes out to practitioners in the northwest (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Oregon). The program, founded in 2009 by UW’s Dr. Paul Ciechanowski and Allison Waddell, converts research resultsView More

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    UW Researchers Demonstrate Mild Brain Cooling After Head Injury Prevents Epileptic Seizures in Lab Study

    [Excerpted from UW Today] According to an animal study reported this month in the Annals of Neurology, mild cooling of the brain after a head injury prevents the later development of epileptic seizures. “These findings demonstrate for the first time that prevention of epileptic seizures after traumatic brain brain injury is possible, and that epilepsy prophylaxis in patients could be achieved more easily than previouslyView More