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Ploughshare Innovations, the technology-transfer outfit charged with commercializing discoveries made at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory of the UK's Ministry of Defence, is seeking licensees for a one-step method for recovering trace amounts of DNA from tiny surface

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – If the US wants to maintain its place as the global leader in scientific innovation then the longstanding tradition of partnership between federal and state governments, research universities, and technology-based businesses needs to be reinvigorated with more stable g

By Justin Petrone
The National Institutes of Health is looking for a partner to commercialize a new tissue microarrayer that its inventor claims could cost one-tenth the price of similar instruments on the market.

The licensing of technology by universities to companies added as much as $187 billion to the US gross national product and $457 billion to US gross industrial output, and created nearly 300,000 new jobs from 1996 to 2007, according to the report.

A report from Deloitte Consulting also said the Council must help life-sci businesses find capital, equipment discounts, legal advice, trained workers, and clout with state and federal officials.

The Sloan School of Management study so far suggests that a greater degree of interdisciplinary collaboration within universities may lead to more entrepreneurship and technology transfer — but only to an extent.

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ISU names James Reecy director of Office of Biotechnology; Forma Therapeutics adds three to SAB; BIO's Brent Erickson to advise Energy Biosciences Institute

Looking to support local industry and nurture Ireland's economic recovery, University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin will combine their existing programs in tech transfer, enterprise development, industry relations, and post-graduate entrepreneurial education, largely in the area of life sciences.

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Unico measures 'knowledge transfer' in new report; TEDCO awards tech-development funding; University of Maryland Biotech Institute under microscope; Virginia passes biosciences eco-dev bill

The first repealed rule required that officials from the Oregon DOJ review any business deal worth more than $100,000 between schools in the Oregon university system schools and private entities; while the second required a DOJ review of any deal between Oregon state schools and those from other state systems.

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An analysis of UK Biobank data finds hemochromatosis to be more prevalent than thought, according to the BBC.

An analysis finds that female biomedical researchers receive fewer prizes than male ones, and when they do win prizes, they are less prestigious.

In Nature this week: improved genomic analysis using a graph genome reference, tumor mutational burden could predict clinical response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more.

Federal researchers tell the Los Angeles Times that the shutdown is causing missed research opportunities as they try to keep their experiments going.