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




June 22, 2016
Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) presents The 8th Annual FIRST LOOK LA event at UCLA

August 05, 2016
FirstFridays @ OIP
Topic:  "Understanding Your Customer Base"
  Mel Bulu-Taciroglu, NSF I-Corps Instructor

More Events


Pathways to Commercialization

Faculty Share Startup Stories at OIP 'Pathways' Event
Much of the entrepreneurial and startup activity from universities starts in a research lab. The faculty in charge of those labs often play a big role in the process of creating new startups. UCLA’s OIP held its 3rd Annual Pathways to Commercialization event this week to allow several faculty entrepreneurs to shed light on their approach to commercializing academic research.  [ more]
UCLA's Chancellor Block

Students Team Up with the Chancellor to Build an App
As part of the Code for the Mission app competition, three UCLA students will team up to try to turn Chancellor Block's idea for a phone app to improve productivity by tracking participants’ input at meetings — or even class seminars — into reality by Aug. 31.  [ more]
Leica,UCLA Collaboration

Leica, UCLA Form Digital Pathology Collaboration
Leica Biosystems and UCLA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine announce a collaboration that will accelerate innovation and the adoption of digital pathology.  [ more]
C3J Logo

UCLA Startup Recognized for Commitment to NMI
C3 Jian, Inc., a private clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics aimed at reengineering the human microbiome, announced their participation in the official launch of the National Microbiome Initiative (NMI). C3J is recognized for new efforts to support microbiome science.  [ more]
Storytelling for startups

Storytelling for Startups - Perfecting Your Startup Pitch
For those eager engineers convinced they want to create a startup to profit from their new technology, they need to ditch their familiar style of academic presentations. Gone are the lengthy backgrounds that last for the first half of the talk. Gone are the twelve slides explaining the inner-workings of your masterpiece. Start your story with tension – with a pain point – a very real problem that persists and needs to be solved.  [ more]

Intellectual Property Announcements

New U.S. Patents Awarded

  • 9,356,582 - Low jitter tunable voltage control oscillator with self calibration circuits to reduce chip fabrication process variation  
    F. Chang, et al.
  • 9,355,764 - Magnetoelectric control of superparamagnetism  
    G. Carman, et al.
  • 9,351,490 - Selectively targeted antimicrobial peptides and the use thereof  
    W. Shi, et al.
  • 9,343,658 - Magnetic memory bits with perpendicular magnetization switched by current-induced spin-orbit torques 
    K. Wang, et al.
  • 9,341,710 - Sub-carrier successive approximation millimeter wave radar for high-accuracy 3D imaging  
    F. Chang, et al.
  • 9,333,510 - Devices and methods for shape-based particle separation  
    D. Di Carlo, et al.
  • 9,333,237 - Bone morphogenic protein binding peptide  
    S. Murray, et al.


New UCLA Technologies Available for Licensing



Featured Funding Opportunity
  • Proof of Concept Commercialization Pilot Program - Innovation Corps @ DoD The I Corps @ DoD program is designed to support the acceleration of innovation by providing PIs with training, mentorship and funding. The purpose of funding under this Broad Agency Announcement is to accelerate the commercialization of basic research innovations from qualifying institutions. Deadline:  Sept. 15, 2016
What to Read about UCLA Research 
UCLA Invents - Previous Issue
  • UCLA Licensee Orchard Therapeutics Raises $33M Series A
  • UCLA Startup BBI, LLC Seeks FDA Approval for Med Device
  • Growth of the UCLA Startup Ecosystem
  • UCLA TechTransfer Roundup: Startup and Licensing Highlights
  • New UCLA Technologies Available for Licensing
  • UCLA Research in the News
  • UCLA Patents Awarded
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UCLA Invents Newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 10

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