Students deliver at Flash Pitch ’14

Wednesday, April 9, a half dozen Vanderbilt students packed into CTTC’s conference room to mingle with some of the areas top investors and entrepreneurs.

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And the winners of the 2014 Tech Venture Challenge are...

After a night of stellar commercialization plan presentations, the title of 2014 Tech Venture Challenge champs goes to Team OMEDS. The student team consisted of Diksyha Bastakoty, Barbara Natalizio, Meghan McGill, Miroslav Remec, and Ryad Ceddia.

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Team Filtergraph selected for NSF Innovation Corps

Vanderbilt’s Team Filtergraph is headed to Michigan to participate in the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Program. Filtergraph is a dynamic, web-based portal that allows users to sort and manage large data sets. Key features include:

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Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery & Engineering (ViSE) promotes collaboration

In the Fall of 2011, a team of engineers and surgeons came together to formalize collaborative efforts between their fields, to inspire innovative thinking in surgery and healthcare, and to clear the roadblocks for future colleagues. In a little more than two years, that team has done just that, and more.

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InvisionHeart pitches at Google Demo Day, leaves with $100K

InvisionHeart, LLC, a startup company based on a 12-lead wireless ECG developed at Vanderbilt, was one of 10 companies nationwide selected to pitch at the inaugural Google Demo Day.

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March patents issued to Vanderbilt

The month of March brought one new patent to Vanderbilt technology, the immunoisolation patch system for cellular transplantation developed by Taylor Wang, emeritus professor of engineering. This becomes the ninth issued patent for Vanderbilt technologies throughout the first quarter of 2014.

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Flash Pitch '14 draws strong startup ideas

Nine Vanderbilt students will pitch their startup ideas before a panel of judges, Wednesday, April 9. The students were selected through Flash Pitch '14, a student startup idea challenge hosted by CTTC. The students selected to pitch are: 

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Vanderbilt technology brings real world experience to VU students

The primary role of CTTC is to transfer innovative products and technology out of the university. We want the public to benefit from the brilliant work happening inside Vanderbilt's labs and research centers.

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Featured Technology: The Adventures of Jasper Woodbury help students conquer math

The Adventures of Jasper Woodbury is a software-based learning tool that helpsstudents conquer mathematical problem solving skills through project-based learning -- a teaching method that asks students to identify and solve real-world problems. The Jasper series was developed by researchers at Vanderbilt University Peabody College of Education and Human Development and is the culmination of several years of effort to create enriched learning environments that foster the development of mathematics problem-solving skills. Watch the short video below to learn more. Click here if you are interested in purchasing the software.

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The second installment of Driving Innovation Forward is here!

The second installment of Driving Innovation Forward, CTTC's newsletter is out. This issue includes a video of featured inventor Paul Harris, information about an upcoming SBIR/STTR workshop, and details about Vanderbilt's new automated system for transferring and processing Material Transfer Agreements. Check it out below.

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Four technologies earn U.S. patent protection in February

Four Vanderbilt technologies earned U.S. patent protection in February. They are:

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VUCast highlights goes inside the Zwiebel Lab

Vanderbilt University's popular VUCast recently took a tour inside The Zwiebel Lab, led by Vanderbilt Professor Dr. Larry Zwiebel. The major focus of The Zwiebel Lab is to characterize specific genes and their products that control important behavioral processes in the life cycle of insects known to transmit diseases to humans. 

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Vanderbilt startup, InvisionHeart, to pitch at Google Demo Day

InvisionHeart, LLC, a startup based on a wireless ECG system developed at Vanderbilt, has been selected as one of 10 startups nationwide to participate in Google's inaugural

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What we learned at #AUTM2014

Each year, thousands of technology transfer officers convene with professionals from a variety of industries to discuss new technologies, trends in commercialization, best practices, and lessons learned at the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) annual conference.

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Heart Month: Featured technology uses ultrasound method to assess right ventricular function

Fifty years ago, the month of February was declared National Heart Month by then-president Lyndon B. Johnson. As recently shared in VUMC’s Reporter, the progress made in diagnosing and treating heart disease is remarkable.

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Four Vanderbilt technologies earn patent protection in January

Four Vanderbilt technologies earned patent protection in January. These include:

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2014 Tech Venture Challenge kicks off with five strong technology pitches

Tuesday, Feb. 4, roughly 50 Vanderbilt University graduate and professional students - from the engineering, medical, law and business schools - convened at the Owen Graduate School of Management to hear pitches for five new Vanderbilt inventions that will be the focus of the 2014 Tech Venture Challenge. At the kickoff event, students listened to descriptions of the five Vanderbilt technologies:

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Targeting cancer: Vanderbilt inventions aid in the fight against cancer

“Despite exciting advances, this Report shows that cannot treat our way out of the cancer problem,” said Dr. Christopher Wild, Director of International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and co-editor of the World Cancer Report 2014, in a news release issued by the World Health Organization. “More commitment to prevention and early detection is desperately needed in order to complement improved treatments and address the alarming rise in cancer burden globally.”

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MyVU: Nine faculty honored with endowed chairs

As posted recently in MyVU News, nine Vanderbilt University faculty members, two of whom are active inventors, were honored for their academic achievements, including their recent naming to endowed chairs.  Congratulations to the following: 

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Nashville venture capital investments grow in 2013

"Nashville venture capital investments surge 28% in 2013" read the headline of a Nashville Business Journal article late last week. According to The MoneyTree Report, venture capitalists invested $93.4 milion in 42 deals, $14.5 million more than the preceding year.

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Vanderbilt infant health technologies now available

Vanderbilt University researchers, and students, have developed a number of technologies that provide needed care or services for our youngest population.

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VU inventor named to 'Forbes' 30 Under 30 list

Congratulations are in order for Vanderbilt University inventor Ryan Farris.

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