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 »

As 1 of 5 Readiness Challenge Grant winners, Indianapolis – along with key university, government and business partners – stands poised to boost innovation, inclusion and investment

Indianapolis is one of five cities recently awarded Readiness Challenge Grants from the Smart Cities Council — a development that paves the way for each city to use smart technologies to boost local innovation, inclusion and investment activities. The Circle City joins Austin, Miami, Orlando and Philadelphia as grant winners, emerging from a pool of… Read more »

B-Start participant shares benefits, lessons taken from pre-accelerator geared toward student-run businesses

A recent participant in the B-Start pre-accelerator for student-run businesses, IU entrepreneurship and international business major Wes Wagner, wrote an article outlining key lessons he took from four-month mentorship program offered by the Bloomington Economic Development Corp. Among the topics he addressed were time management, coping with “burnout,” using motivation to complete more work and… 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 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 »

IU SoIC, NSWC Crane sign ‘smart tech’ research and development agreement

Wednesday marked another red-letter day in terms of collaboration between Indiana University and Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane, as a “smart tech” R&D agreement was signed between the facility and IU’s School of Informatics and Computing. Research conducted under the pact will help integrate modern “smart” technology into current systems vital to the nation’s defense…. Read more »

IU Bloomington researchers have until Feb. 24 to submit abstracts for Bloomington Innovation Conference

If you’re an IU Bloomington researcher and you want your recently completed work or work-in-progress highlighted in the 3rd annual Bloomington Innovation Conference, you’ve got until January 24 to submit an abstract. Here are the details: The abstract must be no more than 500 words. The submission must include the researcher’s name, university affiliation, email… Read more »