Hepatitis B drug developed by Assembly Biosciences advances through early safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetic evaluation

Assembly Biosciences Inc., a Carmel-based biotech company with numerous ties to Indiana University and the Hoosier State — has successfully completed part of a Phase I study for a lead drug being developed to treat chronic cases of hepatitis B. The opening half of the study evaluated the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics (studies of how… Read more »

Several companies with IU ties among nominees for 18th annual Mira Awards

Nominees for TechPoint’s 18th annual Mira Awards were recently revealed, with half of the 180 applications received advancing in this year’s competition. The Miras honor the “Best of Tech” throughout Indiana and many of the nominees — as one might well imagine — have Indiana University ties. One such company, nominated for Innovation of the… 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 »

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 »

Positioning for Success: IU Bloomington team develops technology with JCITR grant

In May 2016, the Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research (JCITR) awarded more than $160,000 in grants to seven projects at Indiana University Bloomington through the Translational Research Pilot Grant program. One of those projects is “Indoor Positioning System,” led by Kylie Peppler and Joshua Danish, School of Education; and Armin Moczek, Department of… Read more »

IU scientists’ math learning software gets boost from campus commercialization group

By Kevin Fryling, IU Newsroom If it’s true that overnight success is a decade in the making, then it’s fitting that the first step of David Landy’s journey into the world of software startups began 10 years ago — and in the middle of the night. An assistant professor in the IU Bloomington College of… Read more »

Innovate Indiana Fund invests in life sciences startup based on IU research

Congratulations to Allinaire, whose novel therapeutics for pulmonary diseases are based on research by Dr. Matthias Clauss of the Indiana University School of Medicine! Allinaire recently received new investments from BioCrossroads’ Indiana Seed Fund II; BioMotiv, a biomedical accelerator affiliated with the Harrington Project for Discovery & Development; and the Innovate Indiana Fund to advance the… Read more »