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Leveling the Playing Field for Organizational Defenders

6/12/2019
Hacks. Phishing expeditions. Malware. Distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks. Whatever form it takes, cybercrime is a constant threat to organizations of every size, in every sector–from the smallest nonprofit to Fortune 100 corporations–and to society as a whole. That threat is growing at an unprecedented pace. In 2017, the...

Increasing the Safety and Efficacy of Precision Medicine

6/12/2019
Increasing the Safety and Efficacy of Precision Medicine through Next-Generation Clinical Decision Support Tools Every year, millions of people in the US suffer drug side effects, from serious to life threatening, caused by treatment with inappropriate prescription medications. Even the most commonly used drugs can cause adverse reactions resulting in...

Mingyan Liu, Peter and Evelyn Fuss Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering

5/23/2019
Mingyan Liu – Researcher, Teacher, Entrepreneur When asked to describe her research interests, Professor Mingyan Liu notes that she has always been drawn to projects “that are intellectually stimulating and have the potential for clear social impact.” Her diverse career bears that out. Since joining the U-M College of Engineering...

Outstanding Service Award 2019

5/7/2019
Drew Bennett, Associate Director of Licensing, Software, Mobile and Digital Technologies, is the inaugural recipient of U-M Innovation Partnerships’s Jessica Soulliere Outstanding Service Award. This award is named for our colleague, Jessica Soulliere, who was a trusted and valued colleague with an exceptional work ethic and a strong commitment to...

Developing a Breakthrough Cancer Vaccine

6/12/2018
“A transformational opportunity,” is how entrepreneur and business development specialist William Brinkerhoff describes EVOQ’s potential impact on cancer vaccine technology. He goes on to explain that, although cancer vaccines have made substantial progress, especially in the area of personalized vaccines, there remains a fundamental need for better vaccine delivery. “A...

Improving Diagnostics and Treatment for Functional Bowel Disease

6/12/2018
According to recent statistics, at least 1 in every 4 Americans suffers from some form of functional gastrointestinal disease (FGID). These debilitating disorders range from dyspepsia to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In some instances, the more devastating chronic inflammatory disorder called Crohn’s Disease can present in the early stages like...

Innovation Partnerships Profile: Dave Repp

12/21/2017
Dave Repp, Assistant Director, Venture Center, focuses on the creation of life science start-up companies and business opportunities based on technologies discovered and developed at the University of Michigan. He has over 15 years of experience in research commercialization, new venture creation, and business consulting in the life sciences and...

Kelly Sexton to Head U-M Innovation Partnerships

12/8/2017
Kelly Sexton, an assistant vice chancellor at North Carolina State University, has been named associate vice president for research — technology transfer and innovation partnerships at the University of Michigan. Her appointment was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents and is effective Jan. 16, 2018. Sexton will provide leadership...

Using Sound to Hack Critical Vehicle Sensors

7/14/2017
Having demonstrated that sound waves can be used to hack sensors in everything from cars to smartphones, a University of Michigan team led by Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Kevin Fu, has developed  software that can effectively detect and prevent malicious acoustic interference. This is of particular interest...

ONL Secures Series A Funding

7/14/2017
University of Michigan startup ONL Therapeutics, Inc. recently announced the closing of a $4.25 million Series A funding round. According to the company, which is developing novel therapeutics for preserving sight in a range of retinal diseases, these funds, along with a recently awarded $1 million grant from the National...

Innovation Partnerships Profile: Ed Pagani

7/14/2017
Ed Pagani, Associate Director for Health Technologies at U-M Innovation Partnerships, joined the Innovation Partnerships team in 2014, after an impressive early career working for such well-known healthcare companies as Pfizer, Sterling Winthrop and Beckman Coulter. Ed is responsible for the assessment, protection, marketing and licensing of promising medical technologies...

IP Best Practices Forum Meets at U-M Innovation Partnerships

7/14/2017
In 1998 representatives from approximately 15 of the most well-respected, technology-driven global corporations came together to create the Intellectual Property Best Practices Forum to exchange best practices related to the commercialization of intellectual property. While membership in the organization has evolved over the past 20 years, the mission has remained...
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