By Ben Butkus

The number of inventions and patent applications claimed by researchers at Ireland's University College Dublin has increased over the past three years, according to statistics released last week by NovaUCD, the school's tech-transfer arm.

NovaUCD attributes the increases on its effort in recent years to ramp up tech-transfer activity at the university — about 60 percent of which is in the life science category.

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