Tag: Technology Transfer

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 »

NY Times: Indianapolis emerging as a technology hub; IU among state universities supplying tech talent

A recent New York Times article offered the nation, in fact the world, an overview of something that Hoosiers have known for several years now — that Indianapolis is more than a manufacturing center and is taking its place as a technology center. Just a few examples cited in the story included: The expansion of… Read more »

B-Start Demo Day set for Thursday at IU’s Cyberinfrastructure Building

B-Start, a pre-accelerator and mentorship program for startup companies founded and operated by students from Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College, will hold a Demo Day for its nine participating teams Thursday (Jan. 11) at IU’s Cyberinfrastructure Building at 2709 E. Tenth St. in Bloomington. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and will feature… Read more »

IU Northwest professor part of an NIH-funded study into myelin degeneration, which is a key contributor to multiple sclerosis

Through a portion of a National Institutes of Health grant shared with an Ohio colleague, IU Northwest assistant professor of chemistry Tia Walker is seeking new clues about the causes and mechanisms that result in multiple sclerosis — better known as MS. Through a $45,000 portion of the $469,000 award, IU Northwest will be able… Read more »

In Room 127 at IU East’s Hayes Hall, innovation and creativity abound

Take a visit to Room 127 in Hayes Hall on the IU East campus in Richmond and one will encounter an absolute treasure trove of high-tech gadgetry. Think of it as an innovation station — a place for students to gain inspiration into research or a new business idea. Want to try on a pair… Read more »

CARLEY: UEDA summit demonstrates that economic development success comes to universities that build deep, long-term ties with external partners

As regular Crimson Catalyst readers will know, IU was well-represented at the recent University Economic Development Association Annual Summit in Roanoke, Va. Having attended nearly all the Awards of Excellence finalist presentations, I thought I might pass along a few takeaways from those – plus some other key themes of the summit. One consistent theme… Read more »