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Inside Tech Connect: Entrepreneurship, Commercialization Roundtable series
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Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Roundtable Series
Nashville-based law firm Baker Donelson, Life Science Tennessee and Launch Tennessee are hosting a state-wide roundtable series and survey on the state of life science entrepreneurship and technology advancement in Tennessee. The series will land in Nashville, Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Cool Springs Life Sciences Center, 389 Nichol Mill Lane, Franklin. The 90-minute session will begin at 7:30 a.m., and will cover topics including: 
  • Access to services and capital
  • Obstacles to growth
  • Networking and mentorship
  • Success stories
Weekly interactions: 
CTTC staff members work diligently to manage all disclosures and requests in a timely manner. Below is a sampling of the activity that has taken place in our office over the past few weeks:
Held preliminary discussions with a medical device company regarding the licensing and collaboration of Vanderbilt’s Sterile blood culture collection kit technology developed by Dr.  Wesley H. Self from Department of Emergency Medicine.
Hosted attorneys from Michael Best & Friedrich, LLC, who led a session on current trends involving non-patenting entities (NPEs or "patent trolls").
Held a call with an early-stage venture capital firm to market the drug development and diagnostic assay capabilities at Vanderbilt as well as the BioVU genetic database.
Presented a webinar about the therapeutic uses of phospholipase D inhibitor compounds for cancer and infectious disease to a pharmaceutical company. These compounds are under development by H. Alex Brown and Craig W. Lindsley from the Department of Pharmacology and the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, respectively.
Hosted Rahn Huber from the Walker library for a session on efficient search strategies using their databases.
Presented a webinar to a national audience of technology transfer professionals regarding MTAShare, Vanderbilt's automated system for managing the transfer of research materials.
Featured in VUMC's Reporter for record number of licensing deals in FY14.
FY 2015 Statistics
Year-to-Date
Agreements administered by CTTC 
 
Licenses*/Options
Material Transfer
152
Confidentiality
8
IP-related activities 
 
Invention Disclosures 
15
U.S. Patents Issued
9
*includes end-user license agreements
Vanderbilt team to pitch at Jumpstart Foundry Investor Day
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Since mid May, the CTTC New Ventures team has been helping to mentor the Jumpstart Foundry (JSF) 2014 cohort, including Vanderbilt postdoc Will Hedgecock and the precision GPS tool he helped develop under the direction of Vanderbilt engineering professor Akos Ledeczi. Hedgecock and the other teams have spent the summer in JSF's intense accelerator, learning from some of the region's top experts in technology and entrepreneurship.
Thursday, Aug. 21, the teams will pitch their products to a panel of judges at JSF Investor Day. The event will be held at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville and is free to the public. The program will begin at 2 p.m.
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