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    UW technology LumiSands receives $150K NSF proof-of-concept grant

    The National Science Foundation has granted a UW technology project LumiSands an award of $150 thousand to demonstrate the commercial viability of its silicone nanoparticles. Phosphors are crucial to modern society, especially in the lighting and display industries, where the majority of phosphors used are derived from rare-earth elements. The extraction and processing of rare-earths are, however, a health and environmental hazard, and its supplyView More

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    UW Spin-out JointMetrix Medical Presents Novel Joint Monitoring Technology

    JointMetrix Medical has developed novel remote monitoring technology for use in conjunction with joint replacement surgery. An abstract describing use of the system was presented today at the 2013 Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society in San Antonio, TX. The system was developed by JointMetrix Medical in collaboration with a team of clinicians and researchers at University of Washington’s Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.View 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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    Stillaguamish Tribe to Invest $5 Million in UW Spin-out MicroGREEN Polymers

    MicroGREEN Polymers, Inc. announced that the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians has made a strategic investment of $5 million in MicroGREEN. This round of funding, the first closing in a $20 million round, will enable MicroGREEN to expand its commercial production capabilities to produce a wide range of environmentally responsible cups and trays for consumer use. The Stillaguamish Tribe will also use MicroGREEN’s cups in theirView 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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    Medical Software Company PatientStream Attracts $500,000 Venture Investment From the W Fund

    Developed at UW Harborview Medical Center, PatientStream’s Technology Modernizes How Surgery Teams Communicate PatientStream, a new company that has developed an innovative electronic patient tracking system for hospitals, has garnered $500,000 in funding from the W Fund and its partners. The service is currently being used in more than 50 departments across the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care AllianceView 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