April 2018 Innovation Gateway Highlights

  • The Office of Research Industry Engagement team, led by Innovation Gateway, launched the Industry Express program to streamline the processes for companies licensing and sponsoring research at UGA.
  • UGA and Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health co-hosted the first-ever Georgia Animal Health Hackathon to explore new ideas and technologies for improving the care of pets and livestock.
  • Innovation Gateway executed multiple testing and option agreements for various experimental plant selections including pecan trees, developed by Patrick Conner, department of horticulture; and ornamental plants, developed by John Ruter, Donglin Zhang and Matthew Dirr, department of horticulture.
  • Innovation Gateway and UGA startup Lectenz® Bio are excited to announce the issuance of their jointly owned U.S. Patent 9,926,612 for the Lectenz® platform technology, which will pave the way for more R&D for both Lectenz® and GlycoSense™ products.
  • Innovation Gateway and Ximbio, a division of Cancer Research Technologies, Ltd (UK)., entered into a non-exclusive license agreement for the production and worldwide sales of Anti- C. elegans Cyclin E (CYE-1) monoclonal antibodies developed by Edward T. Kipreos, department of cellular biology.
  • Reservoir, a UGA startup company engineering wireless irrigation technologies, closed a round of private seed funding with Macon, Ga.-based Central Piedmont Investment Group.
  • The National Institutes of Health awarded a $10 million grant to UGA and George Washington University to build a glycoscience informatics portal that will advance basic and translational glycobiology research.
  • Innovation Gateway hosted a delegation of visiting research scholars from South Korea who learned about entrepreneurship and innovation at UGA.
  • UGA startup ArunA Biomedical became the first company to demonstrate proof-of-concept of the therapeutic potential of extracellular vesicles in two divergent animal species and two stroke types.
  • UGA plant science faculty hosted a representative from Monsanto who met with an Innovation Gateway staff member.
  • Innovation Gateway student worker Grant Dawson was selected as one of the top UGA Student Employees of the Year.
  • For Entrepreneurs! Emory’s Office of Technology Transfer, along with the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance, are offering the Kauffman FastTrac TechVenture entrepreneur training course.
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