October 2018 Innovation Gateway Highlights

  • The first of four events in Innovation Gateway’s annual Technology Transfer Educational Series, Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Industry, kicked off last month. The second event will be held Nov. 7 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Pharmacy South room 201.
  • UGA startup company Reprotox Biotech was awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the NIH to develop its innovative three-dimensional testicular cell co-culture models for reproductive toxicity screening.
  • UGA startup company ArunA Bio secured $5.3 million to further the development of its neural exosome therapeutic platform and manufacturing processes for a broad range of neurological disorders.
  • Innovation Gateway executed a license agreement for a pecan cultivar developed by Patrick Conner, UGA horticulture, and for an ornamental grass cultivar developed by Wayne Hanna, UGA crop and soil sciences.
  • The Georgia Research Alliance’s “September 2018 Notes” featured UGA’s efforts in optimizing indoor farm lighting.
  • Innovation Gateway executed multiple testing and option agreements for new blueberry selections developed by Scott NeSmith and for various ornamental plant selections developed by Donglin Zhang, Matthew Dirr and John Ruter. All inventors work in UGA Horticulture.
  • Innovation Gateway sponsored and participated in the annual Georgia Peanut Tour.
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