January 2019 Innovation Gateway Highlights

  • Innovation Gateway executed an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Very Good Puzzle for microscopy images produced by the following: Stefan Eberhard, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center; Erico Formo, Georgia Electron Microsopy; Muthugapatti Kandasamy, Biomedical Microscopy Core; and Darrah Johnson-McDaniel, UGA chemistry. The Athens-based company will produce puzzles based on these images from UGA’s research program.
  • The second of four events in Innovation Gateway’s annual Technology Transfer Educational Series featured Michael Fisher, director of product development at the Global Center for Medical Innovation. The third event will be held Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Pharmacy South room 101.
  • Innovation Gateway executed a license agreement for a pecan cultivar developed by Patrick Conner, UGA horticulture, and for four ornamental grass cultivars developed by Wayne Hanna, UGA crop and soil sciences.
  • Lectenz® Bio, a biotech startup company developing novel technologies in glycoscience, is seeking a research associate and a business assistant to join their team in Athens.
  • Innovation Gateway executed multiple testing and option agreements for various ornamental plant selections developed by Carol Robacker and John Ruter, UGA horticulture.
  • The Innovation Gateway Lunch & Learn seminar series featured RadonPRO Monitors owner, and UGA alum, T. Stanley Gregory, who discussed his experience in developing a product based on a market need.
  • Innovation Gateway executed two license agreements for blueberry cultivars developed by Scott NeSmith, UGA horticulture.
  • An Innovation Gateway staff member participated in a career panel on intellectual property law at the UGA School of Law.
  • Innovation Gateway executed two license agreements for two wheat cultivars developed by Jerry Johnson and Mohamed Mergoum, UGA crop and soil sciences.
  • Members of Innovation Gateway, Industry Engagement and Public Service and Outreach represented UGA at the University Economic Development Association’s annual meeting in Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Innovation Gateway and the UGA Office of STEM Education are soliciting submissions for the 2019 “Art of STEM” competition. Current UGA undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit photographic or illustrative images that relate to their research in STEM.
  • An article published in the December 2018 issue of the Life Sciences Voice featured an interview with Robert J. Woods, president and co-founder of Lectenz® Bio.
  • The Red and Black published articles featuring Scott NeSmith and the rise of blueberry production in Georgia, Wayne Hanna and the UGA Turfgrass breeding program, as well as a story featuring UGA research, innovation and entrepreneurship.