University of Iowa Research Foundation

The University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) - a 501C3 corporation - commercializes University of Iowa developed technologies and inventions through licensing and new venture formation, and manages the subsequent revenue stream.

UIRF’s relationship with the University of Iowa is directed by the University of Iowa Intellectual Property Policy.

The UIRF’s primary functions are:

  • Licensing - finding suitable partners for commercializing UI technologies and inventions
  • New Ventures - identifying and developing new high growth UI technology spinout companies suitable for venture capital financing
  • Intellectual property services - which include protecting UI inventions through patents and copyrights, advising on intellectual property terms for Clinical Trials and Sponsored Research, and executing out-going material transfers

Our Mission

The UIRF’s mission is to:

  • Champion the commercialization of selected UI inventions for public benefit and for return on investment
  • Catalyze economic development and an entrepreneurial culture in Iowa
  • Build the vitality and sustainability of the University and the community through technology commercialization
  • Serve the research mission for continued innovation

Our Vision

The UIRF aspires to maximize public benefit through commercial use of UI technologies, excellence in commercialization, and long term sustainability.

Recently Issued Patents

US 9,169,483

RNA Interference Suppression of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Methods of Use Thereof

US 9,168,307

Mitochondrial-targeted Cationic Nanoparticles Comprising CaMKII Inhibitors and Uses Thereof for Treating and Preventing Diseases and Disorders Associated with CaMKII Activity

US 9,139,835

Nucleic Acid Aptamers

US 9,125,967

Fluorapatite Glass-ceramics

US 9,119,957

Cochlear Implant System Component Having Multiple Electrode Assemblies

US 9,090,701

Methods of Detecting Oxidized Calcium/calmodulin Dependent Protein Kinase II

US 9,063,139

Variants in Complement Regulatory Genes Predict Age-related Macular Degeneration

US 9,063,118

Isolation and Characterization of Tumor Cells Using Shear Stress Measurements

US 9,056,005

Methods and Devices for Arytenoid Repositioning

US 9,050,264

Cellulose Capsules and Methods for Making Them

US 8,993,042

Method for Determining the Production Parameters for a Substrate Coating Process

US 8,981,012

Modified Polydicyclopentadienes

US 8,951,752

N-demethyase Genes and Uses Thereof

US 8,951,498

Synthesis of Hierarchical Nanocrystalline Zeolites with Controlled Particle Size and Mesoporosity

US 8,940,510

Spray Dried Microbes and Methods of Preparation and Use

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