Drone tech company that received Innovate Indiana Fund investment announces partnership

PrecisionHawk, which received an investment from the Innovate Indiana Fund, has more great news! The company has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime® MC Series embedded modules to enable global LTE connectivity for its Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety (LATAS) platform, which enables safe drone operation on a broad scale. Congratulations to PrecisionHawk! You can read a news release here.

CEO of company that licenses IU cancer pharmaceutical research scheduled to speak in Philadelphia

Steve Carchedi, President and CEO of Apexian Pharmaceuticals, is scheduled to speak March 1 at Drexel University’s Healthcare Guest Lecture Series in Philadelphia. “Drexel has a wonderful history of developing leaders in the healthcare industry,” Carchedi said. “We are honored to partner with faculty at Drexel to attract talent to pursue development of life-saving medicines, like our… Read more »

From BioCrossroads: $63B economic impact of statewide life sciences sector

BioCrossroads, the state of Indiana’s initiative to grow the life sciences, reports that the life sciences sector had a $63 billion economic impact on the state according to the most recent data available. “For the biotech sector, national and even global forces drive constant change for business models, product approvals and investments, and ultimately, innovation, but… Read more »

Please welcome Dan McNerny, the newest IURTC technology manager!

Dan McNerny, previously a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering and co-director at Photo Affinity LLC, has been hired as a technology manager at Indiana University Research and Technology Corp.! “IURTC has an excellent team in place, led by CEO Tony Armstrong and Marie Kerbeshian. Everyone is highly… Read more »

Spotlight Innovation, which licenses IU tech, moves forward on testing

Spotlight Innovation Inc. is advancing preclinical testing on a potential treatment for spinal muscular atrophy. The treatment was developed by Dr. Elliot Androphy of the Indiana University School of Medicine, and licensed to Spotlight Innovation by the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. A news release about Spotlight Innovation’s engagement of a contract research organization and the… Read more »

IURTC CEO Tony Armstrong reports on strong year to Board of Trustees

2016 was a strong year in technology commercialization and economic development at Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., according to a report by IURTC CEO Tony Armstrong to the Indiana University Board of Trustees last week. Some highlights from the past year include: Licenses: 46, up 84 percent from 25 in FY 2015 Licensing revenue: $7.03… Read more »

Using software to improve quality of care for young patients

The quality of care for pediatric patients will be improved by software developed at IU School of Medicine and commercialized by a startup company. Digital Health Solutions was launched by Dr. Stephen Downs and Tammy Dugan to commercialize software called CHICA, or Child Health Improvement through Computer Automation. Over the past 12 years, CHICA has been used for… Read more »

ASK THE TECH MANAGER: Bill Brizzard discusses how inventors can help IURTC commercialize inventions (Part 1 of 2)

Q: How can I help with the commercialization of my work? A: You’ve submitted an invention disclosure and a patent application has been filed. Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation will market your invention to prospective commercial partners. However, it is a challenge to find the right one. You can help by identifying potential commercial… Read more »

The Bee Corp. begins R&D on its commercial beehive sensors

Remember The Bee Corp., the startup launched by then-IU students that won the BEST Competition? The company is growing! Wyatt Wells, the company CMO, explained that the company has begun research and development on its agriculture technology: sensors that detect what the environment of a commercial beehive is like. You can read more about the… Read more »

JCITR sets April 17 deadline to apply for Translational Research Pilot Grants

Indiana University Bloomington researchers have until April 17 to apply for grants from the Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research. Contact Johanna E. Salazar, Assistant Director, at (812) 855-3133 or jsalazar@indiana.edu for more information, and read the Crimson Catalyst blog closer to the deadline. Since the competition’s inception in 2015, JCITR has awarded more… Read more »