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IP Roundup: University of California, Drexel University, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation


Title: Semiconductor nanocrystal probes for biological applications and process for making and using such probes.
Patent Number: 8,639,449
Filed: April 29, 2011
Lead Inventor: Shimon Weiss, University of California

Title: Method and apparatus for computer-aided tissue engineering for modeling, design, and freeform fabrication of tissue scaffolds, constructs, and devices.
Patent Number: 8,639,484
Filed: June 23, 2005
Lead Inventor: Wei Sun, Drexel University

Title: Defined surfaces of self-assembled monolayers and stem cells.
Patent Number: 8,642,337
Filed: Nov. 8, 2011
Lead Inventor: Laura Kiessling, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing

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