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UI Professor earns prize for device that improves bladder monitoring at home

Christopher Cooper, professor of urology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, was awarded the Pediatric Urology Device Prize from the Southwest National Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium for a home-based pediatric cystomanometer. The device allows for more accessible and frequent bladder pressure monitoring at home.

UIRF and Ximbio will host webinar about research tool commercialization

The University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) is partnering with Ximbio, the world’s largest non-profit dedicated to life science research reagents, to offer a webinar for the UI community about commercializing research tools. The free webinar will be held January 25, 4:00pm. Register via Zoom. Research tools are valuable assets to the global scientific community. As a result, University of...
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Webinar series will explore how to create better university-industry research partnerships

Partnerships between university researchers and industry representatives are attractive for people on both sides, but forming effective partnerships—and taking into account sometimes differing values and interests—can make them tricky to manage. A seven-part webinar series offered by the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership will explore how to explore better research partnerships.
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UIRF hires new licensing associate

The University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) recently hired Kenneth Karanja as a new licensing associate to help faculty, staff, and students evaluate innovations developed in the lab for potential intellectual property rights (IP) and to commercialize new technologies and inventions.
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Virtual Systems Engineering ready to connect the circuit board industry

University of Iowa spinout company Virtual Systems Engineering (VSE) will soon be working with the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) and the Electric Power and Research Institute (EPRI).
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UI Partners employees develop portable tradeshow display

Tradeshow marketing can be a hassle. Traditional banners are common, boring, and can’t be easily updated; projectors require space and have poor image quality; and large screens are expensive and difficult to transport.

UI awards $625,000 to UI faculty through commercialization gap fund

The University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) has awarded $625,000 in gap funding to 10 faculty researchers whose projects have a strong potential for commercialization. These include proposals for a light-driven desalination unit, a device for detecting delirium in patients, and a news aggregator than can assess the political bias of news articles and aggregate content according to users’...