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Regional USPTO director highlights crucial role of patents

Patents play an important role in protecting the ideas behind technological breakthroughs.

That was the message Christal Sheppard, Ph.D., director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s satellite office in Detroit, used to kick off the second day of the 2015 Design of Medical Devices Conference at the University of Minnesota with a keynote address on the role of patents in medical technology. 567 more words

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Startup Profile: The Actives Factory

The Actives Factory prepares the natural chemicals found in birch tree bark for use in environmentally friendly cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and more. The company is based on scientific discoveries by Pavel Krasutsky, director of the Chemical Extractives Laboratory at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Natural Resources Research Institute. 558 more words

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Patent roll call, spring 2015

Patents play an important role in bringing cutting-edge research to the market. By protecting intellectual property, patents allow research breakthroughs to thrive in the market and become solutions to real-world problems. 298 more words

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Industry, university deal moves novel cancer treatment forward

What happens when you put two great biomedical discoveries together? An innovative approach to fighting a major disease.

The University of Minnesota has combined its own patented gene delivery technology with cancer therapies discovered by the University of Texas’  197 more words

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Startup Profile: MesoFlow

MesoFlow manufactures a device that prepare biological cells for use in medical procedures like bone marrow transplants and to treat disease like sickle cell anemia. The company is based on scientific discoveries by the University of Minnesota’s Allison Hubel, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering with the College of Science and Engineering. 651 more words

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Nature Biotech ranks U in top 5 for life sciences tech transfer

Across the country, top universities are finding innovative ways to put their weight behind tech transfer, working to push cutting-edge research from the lab to the market. 248 more words

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Startup Profile: Ninja Metrics

Ninja Metrics Inc. provides a social analytics tool that can measure how players in online games influence each other and assess the monetary worth of that influence. 680 more words

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