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June 03, 2016
FirstFridays @OIP-ISR
Topic:  "Perfecting Your Startup Pitch"
  Barbara Seymour Giordano

June 07, 2016
Pathways to Commercialization: How UCLA Startups Found Success

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UCLA Licensee Orchard Therapeutics Raises $33M
Orchard Therapeutics recently launched with operations in London and the U.S. with a $33.4 million series A financing round led by F-Prime Capital. As part of its launch, the company also announced formal partnerships with UCLA and other institutions for the development of transformative gene therapies for serious and life-threatening orphan diseases. [ more]
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UCLA Startup BBI Seeks FDA Approval for Med Device
BBI, LLC, a developer of sensor-based diagnostic products, recently announced the initiation of a multi-center, pivotal clinical trial to evaluate performance of the SEM Scanner in detecting early-stage pressure ulcers. The start of the study brings BBI closer to an FDA review of the handheld scanner, which BBI expects to launch in the United States early in 2017.  [ more]
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Growth of the UCLA Startup Ecosystem
The LA startup ecosystem has grown tremendously over the last 5 years. We’ve seen an expansion of entrepreneurs, a growth in funding, and a multitude of incubators emerge throughout the region. An integral part of this growth, UCLA has worked in stride by nurturing an entrepreneurial spirit among its faculty, staff and student population. Bruins now have a wealth of support for starting a new venture. [ more]

Roundup:  UCLA Startup & IP Licensing News Highlights

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2016 UCLA App Competition - Call for Entries
UCLA faculty, staff and students are invited to enter the third annual “Code for the Mission’ competition to develop mobile applications promoting UCLA’s mission of education, research and service. Winners will earn placement of their app in UCLA’s App Store and a $5,000 prize in each of this year's three categories: Promoting Women in STEM; mHealth; and Community Engagement.   [ more]

Intellectual Property Announcements

New U.S. Patents Awarded

  • 9,330,342 - On-bed monitoring system for range of motion exercises with a pressure sensitive bed sheet  
    M. Sarrafzadeh, et al.
  • 9,328,140 - Modified mini-hepcidin peptides and methods of using thereof  
    T. Ganz, et al.
  • 9,324,403 - Voltage-controlled magnetic anisotropy (VCMA) switch and magneto-electric memory (MERAM)  
    K. Wang, et al.
  • 9,322,010 - Fusion molecule based on novel TAA variant  
    A. Belldegrun, et al.
  • 9,321,866 - Polymer monoliths for solvent exchange in continuous flow microfluidic device  
    P.Y. Keng, et al.
  • 9,314,818 - Method and device for restoring and maintaining superhydrophobicity under liquid 
    C.J. Kim, et al.
  • 9,301,976 - Compositions comprising perivascular stem cells and nell-1 protein  
    K. Ting, et al.


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