UCLA Invents Newsletter
Newsletter published by:  UCLA OIP-ISR January 2016




February 05, 2016
FirstFridays @OIP-ISR
Topic:  "UCLA Engineering and Entrepreneurship"
  Bill Kisliuk, Director of Media Relations and Marketing, UCLA HSSEAS

January 21, 2016
Lunch-N-Learn for UCLA Faculty and Postdoc Entrepreneurs

More Events


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UCLA Startup Bruin Biometrics Raises $9M Series A
Bruin Biometrics, LLC, a developer of innovative sensor-based diagnostic products, announced this month the closing of a $9 million financing. The round was financed by new and existing investors. Proceeds from the financing will be used to accelerate the commercialization of the SEM Scanner, a hand-held device for detecting early-stage pressure ulcers. [ more]
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UCLA Startup Neural Analytics Raises $10M Series A
Neural Analytics Inc., a medical device company focused on developing devices and services to measure, diagnose and track brain health, announced that it has secured $10 million in Series A financing. This brings the total investment amount in Neural Analytics to $13 million including the initial $3 million Series Seed financing. [ more]
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Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Leads UC Startup Fund
Silicon Valley entrepreneur Vivek Ranadivé, a pioneer in the realm of big data and real-time technology, will lead a $250 Million fund and build a team to invest in innovation opportunities emerging from the University of California. There are at least 30 incubators and accelerators throughout the UC system. More than 800 startup companies with UC patents have been founded since 1980. [ more]
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Developing a Wearable BioSensor:  A Doctor's Story
UCLA startup, GI Logic, recently received FDA approval for a novel device that noninvasively monitors the digestive system after patients have surgery. Dr. Brennan Spiegel shares his journey while at UCLA to bring a wearable biosensor from concept to clinic. In the interview, he discusses how an idea for a sensor “was borne out of an unmet clinical need, prototyped, tested, and subjected to clinical research, and how it was finally FDA approved.”  [ more]

Intellectual Property Announcements

New U.S. Patents Awarded

  • 9,220,455 - SEM scanner sensing apparatus system and methodology for early detection of ulcers  
    B. Bates-Jensen, et al.
  • 9,211,520 - Modular radiochemistry synthesis system  
    J. Barrio, et al.
  • 9,209,340 - Polarizing photovoltaic devices and applications in LCD displays and tandem solar cells  
    Y. Yang, et al.
  • 9,187,774 - Composition and methods for the production of l-homoalanine  
    J. Liao, et al.
  • 9,202,835 - Microscopy method and system incorporating nanofeatures  
    A. Ozcan
  • 9,200,288 - Production of 1,4-butanediol by recombinant microorganisms  
    J. Liao, et al.
  • 9,196,426 - Electrodes incorporating nanostructured polymer films for electrochemical ion storage
    R. Kaner, et al.
  • 9,194,851 - Methods and materials for the detection of melamine  
    F. Wei, et al.


New UCLA Technologies Available for Licensing



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4th Annual UCLA Medical Device Partnering Conference
Industry leaders, investors and faculty inventors converge at UCLA on March 8, 2016 for the opportunity to establish new relationships to further medical device innovation. The conference will feature industry and venture capital panels, and showcase recent developments from some of Southern California's leading research institutions, as well as provide ample time for networking. Registration is FREE.  [ more]
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