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    EVENT Aug 30: Entrepreneur Rob Arnold Shares “the Roadmap from Innovation to Start-up”

    Join us on Aug 30 for a talk on navigating the road to start-up. Sure, inspiration and hard work are essential ingredients of a successful start-up, but so is a proven roadmap for getting from point A to B. In C4C’s upcoming talk, Rob Arnold, former President and CEO of Geospiza, Inc. and current C4C entrepreneur-in-residence, walks us through the stages to transform your promisingView More

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    UW/Nortis Bio Among 17 Recipients of $132M Tissue Chip Project Awards

    A Seattle team of UW researchers in partnership with biotech start-up company Nortis, are among 17 research projects funded to improve methods for predicting whether newly developed drugs will be safe in humans by creating human tissues on a chip. NIH, DARPA and the FDA plan to contribute $132 million over the next five years to fund this initiative. The goal is to develop humanView More

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    Seattle Times: UW ITHS received its second five-year, $65 million grant from NIH to fund translational science

    UW’s Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS), a partnership between the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital and other regional institutions along with community and tribal groups, has received its second five-year $65 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The money will fund the translation of researchers’ discoveries into useful medical products, and in the process returnView More

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    Three Early Stage UW Start-ups win LSDF’s inaugural corporate grants

    July 23, 2012 – The Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) today announced nearly $570,000 in awards in its inaugural corporate grant program to support commercialization of new health and health-care products by four early-stage Washington-based companies. Three of the four awards were granted to UW start-ups: EchoGuide Medical – producing small, handheld, single-use echolocation devices to guide the insertion of catheters into the brain; ViketView More

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    June 9: C4C Presents Two Talks from Charles Valauskas on Mobile Devices & Medical Applications

    C4C is fortunate to have Charles Valauskas (Valauskas Corder-Chicago) offer insights gathered from his work with national medical association, device and telecommunication manufacturers and venture capital/angel and institutional investors on these topics of direct relevance to the UW community and Seattle area entrepreneurs. DATE: July 9, 2012 LOCATION UW Center for Commercialization (C4C) 4th Floor, 4311 11th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98105 REGISTRATION: No FeeView More

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    UW Spin-out Zplasma featured in Xconomy & UW Today

    UW spin-out company Zplasma, co-founded by UW professors Uri Shumlak, Aeronautics & Astronautics, and Brian Nelson, Electrical Engineering, are featured in the Xconomy story: “New UW Spinout Zplasma Aims to Keep Moore’s Law Humming” and UW Today story: “Plasma startup creates high-energy light to make smaller microchips.” Shumlak and Nelson have developed a method for producing the high-powered light used to turn pieces of silicon intoView More

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    11 University of Washington Professors Recognized for Successful Commercialization

    University of Washington President Michael Young today announced the appointment of 11 new members to the university’s prestigious Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows (EFFs) program. This year’s appointees, who will join seven continuing Faculty Fellows, have been selected for their success in translating their research into products and therapies, initiating groundbreaking programs for translation, or collaborating with industry, as well as their ability and motivation toView More