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    UW Music Professor’s Invention Featured on KUOW Interview with Dave Beck

    Award-winning KUOW producer Dave Beck produced a story on UW Professor Michael Brockman‘s invention called the Broctave Key, a new piston-style, push-button vent designed to improve the intonation of the saxaphone and other woodwinds. The story aired on KUOW’s Morning Edition on April 10, 2013. Read the story or listen to the audio recording here: “Seattle Inventor Finds Key to Solving Saxophone Discord” Brockman isView 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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    Congrats to PolyDrop, Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 Environmental Innovation Challenge!

    Twenty student teams from Washington pitched their innovations at the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge yesterday afternoon, addressing today’s energy, urban agriculture, recycling, built environment and water-related problems with novel solutions. Now in its fifth year, the EIC focuses on the development of prototypes that solve today’s biggest environmental problems and have market potential. Congratulations to the 2013 winners! $10,000 Grand Prize (sponsored by the UWView 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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    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