The Office of Technology Management’s Women in Innovation & Technology program brings together WashU’s women academic researchers to celebrate their achievements in technology commercialization and showcase successful role models. This year’s annual luncheon on November 8th, hosted by the Office of Technology Management and sponsored by McKelvey School of Engineering, featured keynote speaker, Lan Yang, […]
FDA grants WashU-based technology ‘Breakthrough Device’ designation
Shu “Joy” Jiang, PhD, MSc recently received an award from the Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) Gap Fund. The award will enable Jiang and her collaborator, Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH to perform translational work to de-risk and mature technology they developed for identifying pathologic characteristics in histopathology images. “Pathology has become fundamental to modern medicine […]
Shripad Bhagwat, PhD, a drug development expert with decades of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, has been named the inaugural senior director of the Needleman Program for Innovation and Commercialization (NPIC) at Washington University in St. Louis.
The Office of Technology Management aims to create an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment around patenting, commercialization, and entrepreneurship by offering programming, targeted outreach, and resources accessible to all. A key component of OTM’s DEI efforts is a dedicated staff position charged with launching programming focused on increasing entrepreneurial awareness, education, and action among underrepresented […]
Washington University Office of Technology Management staff attended AUTM University in Kansas City October 4-6, 2023 to learn best practices and new strategies from seasoned technology transfer experts. As a professional development opportunity for technology transfer professionals, AUTM University is offered through AUTM, a non-profit organization that supports and advances technology transfer worldwide. Gina Smutz, […]
Membership is one of highest U.S. honors in health and medicine
One of 3 researchers honored for their research on how microbiomes function
Washington University in St. Louis recently launched a fund to facilitate the commercialization of technologies created by its researchers. The Gap Fund, operated by the Office of Technology Management (OTM), has made its first two awards to WashU researchers to support the advancement and commercialization of technologies to improve maternity outcomes and treat diabetes. “The Washington […]
The Ann W. and Spencer T. Olin-Chancellor’s Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis will host the 2023 “She Leads Symposium @ WashU” from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20 in Knight Hall’s Emerson Auditorium.
Sonobiopsies generate genetic, molecular data to inform treatment decisions for brain diseases
Researchers will analyze materials from six disease study sites across US
National Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized annually from September 15–October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. Here we profile two Washington University faculty members and how their Hispanic and Latino backgrounds have helped shape their academic careers and approach to innovation. Jonathan Silva, PhD: Professor, Department of Biomedical […]
How do you tell the story of a company? 50 companies? 100? For the Washington University Office of Technology Management (OTM), one way of sharing the story of WashU innovation is commemorating every WashU startup company with a custom logo sign affixed to the walls of OTM’s office lobby in the Cortex Innovation District. The […]
Christine O’Brien was awarded both the People’s Choice and Judges Award at the 2023 Equalize Pitch Competition
Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a breath test that quickly identifies those who are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. The device requires only one or two breaths and provides results in less than a minute.
Proof-of-concept device could also monitor for flu, RSV, other respiratory viruses
Gina Smutz, Compliance Manager, Office of Technology Management was recently featured in the AUTM Insight newsletter’s Big Reveal, a recurring section that profiles AUTM members. Read the full article here.
Gut microbiome pioneer receives one of highest honors in Spanish-speaking world
A WashU-based life sciences startup that patented a groundbreaking bloodstream marker that flags potential cardiovascular disease recently won a $250,000 investment prize in a major national pitch competition.
Scientists, engineers receive small-business development grant
Washington University Office of Technology Management’s Gina Duncan Smutz was awarded the University Operations Award for 2023. The award recognizes a Central Fiscal Unit (CFU) employee who provides exceptional customer service to the University’s employees, students and community members and who demonstrates extraordinary contributions to WashU missions of education, research and patient care. In her […]
On May 11, 2023, the Office of Technology Management hosted the sixth annual Celebration of Inventors, an event to honor and recognize Washington University inventors, researchers and faculty entrepreneurs. Honorees included 2022 United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awardees and the National Academy of Inventors fellows and senior member. This year’s event also recognized […]
Energized by St. Louis startup scene, Duncan will work for a bioscience firm with WashU roots
Researchers ID shortcomings in stem cell-derived beta cells, paving way to improved diabetes treatments
Award will help advance neuroscience technologies aimed at improving cognitive wellness
Up to $4 million in funding available to pursue ‘investigational new drug’ status
Recommendations include tracking progress, policy changes, increased public awareness
Lan Yang, the Edwin H. & Florence G. Skinner Professor in the Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has been elected a senior member of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis scientists Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, and Sean Whelan, PhD, lead a team working to minimize the risk of another devastating coronavirus pandemic by designing a vaccine that reduces sickness and death caused by all potentially deadly coronaviruses, including ones that have not yet affected people. The research is supported by an $8 million grant from the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Tools and techniques of engineering can be applied to diagnosis, treatment and prevention in women’s health
Noninvasive technique could shed light on preterm birth
When Srikanth Singamaneni and Guy Genin, both professors of mechanical engineering and materials science at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, established a new collaboration with researchers from the School of Medicine in late 2019, they didn’t know the landscape of infectious disease research was about to shift dramatically. In a conference room […]
Research flourishes despite the immense challenges of the pandemic
‘Father of the field’ honored for gut microbiome research
Christine O’Brien, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, and her team have received a $20,000 prize from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Technology for Maternal Health Challenge.
Faculty members honored for ‘facilitating outstanding inventions’
The world’s first nasal vaccine for COVID-19 was approved Tuesday, Sept. 6, in India for emergency use. The vaccine, called iNCOVACC, is based on technology licensed from Washington University in St. Louis and developed in collaboration with Bharat Biotech International Limited in India.