Technology Commercialization Office

Ohio-based Venture Therapeutics Named Industry Partner COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan have signed an exclusive worldwide agreement with Ohio-based Venture Therapeutics, Inc., to form a new company to develop and commercialize a pharmaceutical technology targeted for the treatment of precancerous oral lesions. These lesions are currently managed by invasive surgery and approximately a third of these lesions will reoccur after surgery. Previously published

COLUMBUS, Ohio, and MIAMI, Florida–The Ohio State University, through the Ohio State Innovation Foundation, has signed an exclusive world-wide licensing agreement with MedVax Technologies, Inc., for the licensing of groundbreaking cancer peptide vaccine technologies. The anticancer vaccine technologies are designed for the treatment and prevention of cancers associated with the HER2 protein. These include breast, ovarian, lung, colon and pancreatic cancers, and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. The commitment by MedVax will allow

Ohio State Partners with Signet Accel LLC to Accelerate Health Care Data Sharing Worldwide Agreement includes largest up-front licensing fee  COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University today announced the signing of an exclusive worldwide agreement with a new company formed by Signet Enterprises: Signet Accel LLC. The new company will license a portfolio of cutting-edge Ohio State-developed software technologies for health care data sharing and advanced analytics through the

$1 Million Evergreen Fund to Commercialize Ohio State Technology Columbus, OH (December 19, 2013) Innovations with ties to The Ohio State University will get a financial boost from the new Technology Concept Fund, LLC. The million-dollar fund includes investments from Ohio State and Ohio Third Frontier. The Technology Concept Fund will be managed by TechColumbus. “The Technology Concept Fund will provide critical investment capital at the earliest stage and is

Group includes executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences COLUMBUS, Ohio – Six Ohio State University faculty specializing in disciplines ranging from cancer treatment to number theory have been elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), honored by their peers as significant contributors to the scientific community. In all, 388 association members have been elected Fellows this year in recognition of their

Commercialization for Researchers VETBIOS 8855                  2 CREDIT HRS                   SPRING There is a new Graduate course now offered at The Ohio State University for researchers who are interested in learning more about Commercialization! One of the missions of the Research University is to discover and transfer knowledge for the betterment of society. Commercialization of faculty or student inventions is one recognized method for the transfer of knowledge to improve lives. Commercialization

Ohio State’s student movers and shakers gathered together last night at the Technology Commercialization Office to see who would take the top prize at the BOSS Competition. The finale of Ohio State’s BOSS program kicked off at 5:00 pm in front of an audience comprised of University and Central Ohio Community members to compete for top prizes, additional startup services, and recognition for their startup companies. BOSS is a semester

As Ohio State continues to expand its role in the commercialization of research, it is important that we create an environment that facilitates and rewards research creativity and entrepreneurship. To support and stimulate entrepreneurial activity among our researchers, three university-wide awards were presented on November 6, 2013, to our most successful faculty, staff, and student entrepreneurs. Read full story at

Ohio State was one of 16 schools to earn the inaugural designation of  “Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities,” by the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. The new designation acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development through a variety of activities, including innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development and community development. — > Read more:

Starting in Fall 2014, the Ohio State Scholars Program will welcome it’s 16th program: Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Scholars. The program believes in challenging norms, reinventing the status quo, and is designed to harness passion for innovation and creativity. The inaugural class will include around 40 students and is open to students from all majors and backgrounds. According to Krystal Geyer, one of the program coordinators for the ICE