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




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

September 02, 2016
FirstFridays @ OIP
Topic:  "What's next for LA's Innovation Initiative?"
  Chris Rico, Director of Innovation, LAEDC

More Events


Bone Biologics Logo

Startup Enters into Agreement to License UCLA Nell-1 IP
Bone Biologics, an orthobiologic company focused on regenerative medicine, announced the signing of an option agreement with UCLA, for an opportunity to exclusively license the use of the revolutionary bone growth factor Nell-1 in the treatment of osteoporosis.  
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Orchard Therapeutics logo

Curing 'Bubble Baby' Disease:  From UCLA Lab to Clinic
In the  May issue of UCLA INVENTS, we announce the formation of Orchard Therapeutics to commercialize UCLA stem cell gene therapy for the treatment of "bubble baby" disease. In this issue, we hear from UCLA's Donald Kohn, M.D. about the progression of his research from the laboratory to the clinic.  
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Sofie Biosciences Logo

UCLA Licensee Sofie Biosciences Raises $3.7 Million
Sofie Biosciences, a diagnostics company developing technologies for PET in vivo molecular imaging, recently announced the completion of a $3.7 million financing, representing an oversubscription of nearly $1 million. Positron emission tomography (PET), is a non-invasive, translational imaging technology that quantitatively and safely measures the biology of disease.  
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Kite Pharma Logo

UCLA Licensee Opens 43.5K sqft Facility in Los Angeles
The 43,500-square-foot manufacturing plant next to Los Angeles International Airport will support production of engineered CAR and TCR cancer immunotherapies preparations on track to launch lead product candidate KTE-C19 in 2017. Kite Pharma is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of novel cancer immunotherapy products.  
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UC Logo

UC Venture Model Gets $22M Funding Boost from State
Each of the UC campuses, plus Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will receive $2 million a year to help spin out companies and products, according to a bill recently approved by California legislators. The initiative is aimed at helping push companies, technologies and products out of academia into the local economies.  
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Intellectual Property Announcements

New U.S. Patents Awarded

  • 9,386,674 - Mechanoluminescent x-ray generator  
    S. Putterman, et al.
  • 9,369,318 - Scalable serial/de-serial i/o for chip-to-chip connection based on multi-frequency QAM scheme  
    F. Chang, et al.
  • 9,364,831 - Pulsed laser triggered high speed microfluidic switch and applications in fluorescent activated cell sorting  
    P.Y. Chiou, et al.
  • 9,364,674 - Pulse generator for carnial nerve stimulation  
    I. Cook, et al.
  • 9,358,249 - Use of pateamine A for the treatment of age-related muscle wasting  
    J. Huang, et al.
  • 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.


New UCLA Technologies Available for Licensing



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  • Faculty Share Startup Stories at OIP 'Pathways' Event
  • Students Team Up with Chancellor Block to Build an App
  • Leica Biosystems, UCLA Form Digital Pathology Collaboration
  • UCLA Startup C3 Jian Recognized for Commitment to NMI
  • Storytelling for Startups - Perfecting Your Startup Pitch
  • New UCLA Technologies Available for Licensing
  • UCLA Research in the News
  • UCLA Patents Awarded
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