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Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization Archives

New program provides support to faculty for grant proposals and funding opportunities

Nov. 3, 2017—The new Leveraged Proposal Organization and Development program — L-POD — supports faculty as they pursue grants and funding opportunities to bolster the university's competitiveness in research funding.

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Three teams take top prizes at inaugural innovation challenge

Jun. 8, 2017—Last week, Vanderbilt’s Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences hosted the inaugural RadX Innovation Challenge Pitch Event.

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Calling all Vanderbilt startups: Flash Pitch competition is Dec. 1

Nov. 7, 2016—Vanderbilt's Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization and the Wond’ry are hosting a Flash Pitch competition for students. Similar to the popular television show "Shark Tank," participants will have 90 seconds to present their winning ideas to a panel of investors and entrepreneurship experts.

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VU-invented wireless ECG system receives FDA approval

Oct. 22, 2015—A wireless electrocardiogram (ECG) system invented at Vanderbilt University and marketed by a Nashville company, InvisionHeart, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval.

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Collaboration seeks to develop new therapies for bone, other diseases

Oct. 1, 2015—La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co. and Vanderbilt University have signed a research and license agreement covering Vanderbilt’s research program and intellectual property rights related to compounds that block bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) type-I receptors. The compounds have therapeutic potential in a broad range of diseases, including rare genetic disorders.

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‘Challenge’ puts technology transfer ingenuity on display

Apr. 16, 2015—A strategy for commercializing a potential new test for colon cancer that can make tumor cells “glow” won top honors at last week’s TechVenture Challenge.

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Video: What is technology transfer?

Oct. 17, 2014—The professionals at Vanderbilt's Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization are often asked, "What exactly is technology transfer?" A new video sums up what tech transfer does and why it matters.

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VU’s technology transfer efforts gain steam

Jul. 24, 2014—Vanderbilt University signed 101 licensing agreements with industry partners in fiscal year 2014, nearly 20 more than the record total set last year.

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Team OMEDS wins 2014 Tech Venture Challenge

Apr. 14, 2014—The goal of the competition is three-fold: it serves as an educational and networking opportunity for students, it assists inventors in moving technologies forward with commercialization plans, and it spotlights some of Vanderbilt’s leading technologies.

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New system helps speed transfer of research materials

Mar. 20, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has launched an automated system for processing and managing Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), which govern the transfer of biological materials, chemicals, human tissue samples and other materials between institutions to facilitate academic research.

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ViSE grant builds prototypes, encourages innovation

Dec. 12, 2013—What if there was a program that connected surgeons, physicians, nursing staff and other medical care providers with a team of the nation’s top engineers? What if that program enabled the transfer of innovative ideas to working prototypes – financially and developmentally? Fortunately for the Vanderbilt community, there is. Established in the fall of 2012,...

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Seminar on understanding new FDA guidelines for medical software, apps and devices Nov. 19

Nov. 14, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization will host a special seminar, “When Does a Medical Software/App Become a Medical Device?: Practical Considerations and FDA Guidance,” from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.  Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium, 134 Featheringill Hall. Seth Mailhot, an attorney with Michael Best and Friedrich, LLP, will lead...

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