Technology Commercialization Office

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jeffrey Patrick, PharmD, has been named director of the Drug Development Institute (DDI) at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), effective Feb. 13, 2017. Created by the OSUCCC – James and with the help of seven Ohio State colleges and the university’s technology commercialization office, the DDI helps accelerate cancer drug

One of Ohio State University’s most prolific inventors, with six active commercial licenses from her work in livestock vaccines, believes bringing innovation to the market is part of her job as a scientist. Linda Saif, a Wooster-based professor in both OSU’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and its College of Veterinary Medicine, has isolated strains of viruses and antibodies that counteract them, contributing to a safer and more

Ohio State University spinoff Simple-Fill Inc., working toward developing production models of low-cost, low-maintenance natural gas compressors, has raised $420,000 of a potential $450,000 round, according to a regulatory filing. CEO Rob Underhill said he could not comment on the still-open round. Founders typically do not comment until a private round is closed to avoid incurring extra Securities and Exchange Commission requirements of a public offering. There are six investors

  DECEMBER 20, 2016     COLUMBUS, Ohio, December 19, 2016 – Wireless power innovator, Nikola Labs won best pitch at Plug and Plays’ Winter Summit, held this past week at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, California. The Summit marked the end of the 12-week internet of things (IoT) business accelerator program run by Plug and Play. Past Plug and Play accelerator companies include PayPal, DropBox and LendingClub. (The

Written by: Carrie Ghose Staff Reporter Columbus Business First Ohio State University doesn’t quite have one-tenth the technology licensing income of perennial state leader Cleveland Clinic – but the school beats the hospital giant in an important measure of future success. Ohio State had 11 spinoff companies in fiscal 2015 (and five that shut down) that led to a total of 46 operating spinoffs, just beating Cleveland Clinic’s 44 for

Written by: Carrie Ghose Staff reporter Columbus Business First The Big Ten has a new technology licensing champion. Diehard Ohio State University fans aren’t gonna like it. The University of Michigan reported $78.8 million in fiscal 2015 royalties and other income from licensing technology from its researchers, more than quadrupling the prior year’s income. It sold up-front royalties on a drug for a genetic disease for $65.6 million in November 2014, a few months

Dr. Dipanjan “DJ” Nag has joined Ohio State as associate vice president of technology commercialization; in this role he will work with researchers across the university to translate academic discoveries into commercial products.  Nag is part of the Corporate Engagement Office, the university arm that facilitates technology commercialization, corporate engagement, and economic development. Dr. Nag has been a leader in technology transfer for both universities and in the private sector.

By Trisha Gura at Science Magazine May 10, 2016 , 12:15 PM Original Article It started with a diagnosis. In 2011, chemical and biochemical engineer Jessica Winter learned that she had breast cancer—ironically just 3 months after she had begun breast tumor studies in her lab at Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus. “These are the moments where you sit down and think about your life,” she says. “Have you gotten to

By: Emily Keeler Original Article: Two College of Pharmacy outreach programs at The Ohio State University have been named recipients of the 2016 Outreach & Engagement Awards from The Ohio State University. Pharmacy’s Partner for Promotion was named recipient of the Distinguished Service-Learning Award ; the OSU-South Africa Partnership was honored with the Emerging International Engagement Award. Created and run by Jennifer Rodis, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA, Partner for Promotion (PFP) is a one-year

By BENEDICT CAREY Five years ago, a college freshman named Ian Burkhart dived into a wave at a beach off the Outer Banks in North Carolina and, in a freakish accident, broke his neck on the sandy floor, permanently losing the feeling in his hands and legs. On Wednesday, doctors reported that Mr. Burkhart, 24, had regained control over his right hand and fingers, using technology that transmits his thoughts