The latest in technology transfer news from Columbia University prepared by Columbia Technology Ventures
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VOL. 2, NO. 4, DECEMBER 2013 |
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Thanks for another wonderful year!


Dear Colleagues,

As we return from the Thanksgiving holiday, we wanted to express our gratitude to the tremendously innovative Columbia researcher community. It is your creativity that drives innovation across a broad range of markets and industries, delivering impact locally and around the globe. As you can see from the charts below, CTV has been hard at work transferring your inventions from the lab to the marketplace: since 2008, inventions have increased by 24%, licensing and options by 68%, and start-ups by 60%. Companies are now actively developing new products based on Columbia technologies in fields such as cancer diagnostics, surgical robotics, enterprise data storage, energy-efficient buildings, semiconductors, Alzheimer therapies, and more. All of this is possible because of you.

We wish you all a very happy holiday season and look forward to many more world-changing inventions in the years to come!


Orin Herskowitz
Executive Director, CTV
VP for Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

1st Pitch Life Science: "Eavesdropping on investors' closed door discussions" Meeting Announcement

DECEMBER 4 | 5:30-8:30PM | 1375 BROADWAY, NY, NY
1st Pitch Life Science is organized to encourage and educate aspiring life science entrepreneurs the opportunity to practice their pitch and to receive constructive criticism from experienced and knowledgeable professionals
CVC Demo Night Featuring CTV-CES Startups

DECEMBER 4 | 6:00-8:00PM | 1221 6TH AVE, NY, NY
Join CVC for the upcoming Demo night, featuring four Columbia Startups. This is a sneak peak of the massive presence we'll have at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Don't miss it!
USPTO Office Hours

If you are a Columbia inventor or entrepreneur, we encourage you to sign up for USPTO Office Hours @ Columbia, featuring Dr. Mindy Bickel, the USPTO’s Innovation and Outreach Coordinator.
Tech and the City

Please join SIPA and Engineering for a special fireside chat with a global expert on technology strategy and regulation.
Intro to Tech Transfer

CTV Executive Director Orin Herskowitz will provide an introduction to technology transfer, and put Columbia's tech transfer program in context with the rest of the world. .
Patents 101

As part of the Columbia Technology Ventures Educational Event Series, Dr. Jeff Sears, Columbia's Chief Patent Counsel, will be addressing members of the Columbia community.
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Latest News

Human Stem Cells Converted to Functional Lung Cells

BY CUMC NEWS Possibility of generating lung tissue for transplant using a patient’s own cells
Columbia Engineers Make World’s Smallest FM Radio Transmitter

BY COLUMBIA ENGINEERING A team of Columbia Engineering researchers has taken advantage of graphene’s special properties—its mechanical strength and electrical conduction—and created a nano-mechanical system that can create FM signals.
New Link Between Obesity and Diabetes Found

BY CUMC NEWS Targeting a single enzyme that raises both sugar and insulin levels in the obese could prevent and treat diabetes

Available Technologies

Methods for Photopatterning and Functionalizing Polymer Surfaces and Nanoparticles via Photolithography, Click Chemistry, and Layer-by-Layer Assembly | Learn more

Parathyroid Hormone Derivative for Treatment of Osteoporosis | Learn more

Machine Vision Algorithms for Real-Time Tracking of Marker-Less Robotic Surgical Tools in Minimally Invasive Surgeries | Learn more

A Narrow-Spectrum Ultraviolet Lamp for the Safe and Effective Prevention of Surgical Site Infections | Learn more

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Recently Issued US Patents

US 8,569,155 | Flash lamp annealing crystallization for large area thin films | James Im

US 8,582,972 | Systems and methods for storing optical data | Keren Bergman, et al

US 8,571,332 | Methods, systems, and media for automatically classifying face images | Shree Nayar, et al

US 8,565,384 | Systems, methods, and media for connecting emergency communications | Henning Schulzrinne et al

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