IURTC Spin Up company Auricyte LLC won the Best Pre-Venture category Oct. 14 at the BioCrossroads New Venture competition in Indianapolis, while Arrhythmotech LLC -- another Spin Up company -- placed second overall.
During the 2015 fiscal year, IU set a school record with 183 U.S. and foreign patents issued. In a recent interview with "Inside Indiana Business" host Gerry Dick, IU Research and Technology Corp. President Tony Armstrong and IU Vice President for Research Fred H. Cate discussed IU's success.
A research team led by IUPUI biology professor Bonnie Blazer-Yost and Dr. Sharon Moe, chief of nephrology at the IU School of Medicine, is conducting human trials on an innovative drug that may stop or drastically inhibit polycystic kidney disease.
IU's Bill Stephan and David Gard, along with IU Kokomo's Susan Sciame-Giesecke, recently helped establish frameworks that define the roles colleges and universities serve in modern economic development.
Through a licensing agreement with IURTC, Seattle-based Cyrus Biotechnology will incorporate SparksX, a molecular modeling-and-design software package developed by IU School of Informatics and Computing researchers, into its product pipeline.
Luddy Hall, the $39.8 million, 124,000-square-foot new home for IU Bloomington's School of Informatics and Computing set for completion by December 2017, is designed to encourage a culture of collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Launched by the Bloomington Economic Development Corp. and supported in part by Innovate Indiana, B-Start recently chose its first cohort of nine student-run startup companies to receive mentorship and coaching sessions, plus other assistance.