Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Tedco, Frederick County, NCI, UMass Dartmouth, Biotechnology Industry Organization

Tedco, Frederick County Ink Tech-Transfer Deal with NCI
The Maryland Technology Development Corporation announced last week that it has signed a Partnership Intermediary Agreement with the Frederick County Board of County Commissioners via the Frederick County Office of Economic Development and National Cancer Institute.
According to a statement from Tedco, the goals of the arrangement are to foster cooperative research activities and enhance awareness about technology transfer opportunities between NCI, small businesses, and universities throughout the state of Maryland.
Specifically, NCI will identify to Tedco and Frederick County OED its technological inventions that are available for licensing. In response, Tedco and Frederick County OED will locate local businesses, entrepreneurs, and universities that would be interested in licensing NCI technologies.
NCI will also highlight research and development activities in which small businesses and universities, identified by Tedco and Frederick County OED, can submit proposals describing how their technologies can contribute to NCI’s work. Together, NCI, Frederick County, and Tedco will cooperate in planning and presenting various technology marketing programs and showcases that feature NCI technology and research and development areas of interest, Tedco said.

UMass Dartmouth Opens Research Facility to House National Botulinum Research Center, Additional Labs
UMass Dartmouth last week opened a 22,000-square-foot research building that will focus on science critical to economic development in the region and Massachusetts.
The new facility will be the home of the National Botulinum Research Center and other laboratories focusing on biotechnology, UMass Dartmouth said.
The building strengthens an “innovation triangle” in southeastern Massachusetts that includes major research and development centers in New Bedford and Fall River, UMass Dartmouth said.
The National Botulium Research Center will occupy 50 percent of the new building and includes a BSL 3 laboratory. The center is collaborating with the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control, Department of Energy, and private industry.

BIO Establishes New Headquarters
The Biotechnology Industry Organization last week said that it has relocated its headquarters to Southwest Washington, DC.
BIO’s headquarters are now located at 1201 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC, 20024. Phone numbers for individual staff have not changed, BIO said.

The Scan

International Team Proposes Checklist for Returning Genomic Research Results

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics present a checklist to guide the return of genomic research results to study participants.

Study Presents New Insights Into How Cancer Cells Overcome Telomere Shortening

Researchers report in Nucleic Acids Research that ATRX-deficient cancer cells have increased activity of the alternative lengthening of telomeres pathway.

Researchers Link Telomere Length With Alzheimer's Disease

Within UK Biobank participants, longer leukocyte telomere length is associated with a reduced risk of dementia, according to a new study in PLOS One.

Nucleotide Base Detected on Near-Earth Asteroid

Among other intriguing compounds, researchers find the nucleotide uracil, a component of RNA sequences, in samples collected from the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu, as they report in Nature Communications.