Technology Commercialization

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »