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Could you start or transform a business based on your healthcare solution idea?

Jan. 25 - On Thursday, Jan. 28, the Medical College of Wisconsin Office of Technology Development (OTD) and the Clinical Translational Science Institute are hosting the first in a series of BioForward events aimed at informing and guiding entrepreneurs in high-tech healthcare solutions on the best ways to translate their new ideas into commercial solutions.

MCW biotech spin-off receives $250,000 Small Business Innovation Research Contract to develop new protein delivery system

Oct. 15 - Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) biotech spin-off company, Protein Foundry LLC, has received an 18 month, $250,000 Small Business Innovation Research Contract (SBIR) from the National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. This contract supports a collaborative project with Joseph T. Barbieri, PhD, professor and interim chair of microbiology and molecular genetics at MCW, to develop a safe and efficient method to deliver therapeutic proteins into nerve cells.

Office of Tech Development launches redesigned, enhanced Website

Oct. 7 - The MCW Office of Technology Development has launched a redesigned and enhanced Website that offers users more content and a more efficient structure.

Company Based on Dr. Shaker’s Technology Wins BizTimes Innovation Quotient Award

May 27 - Somna Therapeutics LLC was awarded the Milwaukee BizTimes Innovation Quotient Award. Somna Therapeutics is based on the Reza Band, a technology developed by Dr. Reza Shaker (Medicine – Gastroenterology & Hepatology; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research). Biz Times

Tool for Early Detection of Brain Tumors Wins National Neuro Startup Challenge

May 27 - An MCW project is one of 13 winners of the national Neuro Startup Challenge sponsored by the Heritage Provider Network in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Advancing Innovation. Angio360 Diagnostics LLC, based on research by Stephanie Cossette, PhD, was recognized for its work to develop a tool for early detection of brain tumors using a marker that detects new blood vessel formation. Xconomy, The Street and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,

“Innovation Corps” Trains Teams to Commercialize Research

Apr. 29 - UWM was awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to become an “Innovation Corps” site to recruit and train 90 teams to commercialize their research over the next three years. UWM’s collaborators are MCW, Marquette University, MSOE, and Concordia University Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Biz Times

Nine Finalist Projects Considered in Second Annual Mobile App Challenge

Apr. 20 - MCW hosted its second annual Mobile App Challenge, in partnership with UWM’s App Brewery. Developers of nine finalist projects, selected from a field of 52 submissions, presented on the merits of their projects. Xconomy reported on the success of projects developed last year. Xconomy and Biz Times

Nine Finalist Projects to be reviewed at Second Annual Mobile App Challenge on April 15

Apr. 16 - Nine mobile app projects developed by MCW faculty and staff members are finalist projects selected for review in the MCW/UWM App Brewery’s second annual Mobile App Challenge on April 15. The finalists were selected from an initial pool of 52 entrants. Waukesha Now

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MCW’s “Bring your own device” policies highlighted in news article

Mar. 25 - David Hotchkiss, vice president for information services and chief information officer of MCW, discussed MCW’s “Bring your own device” or BYOD implementation strategies and policies with University Business. University Business

FDA Approves ResQCPR Device for Cardiac Arrest; Dr. Aufderheide Led Clinical Trial

Mar. 23 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the ResQCPR System, a system of two devices for first responders to use while performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Dr. Tom Aufderheide (Emergency Medicine) was lead investigator for the clinical trial for the ResQCPR system. Health Canal and Waukesha Now

FDA Approves the Reza Band System Developed by Dr. Shaker

Mar. 23 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Reza Band System, developed by Dr. Reza Shaker to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. The Reza Band System, owned by Somna Therapeutics, Inc., is an adjustable neck band that keeps stomach acid from rising into the throat. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Biz Times, Yahoo Finance and Becker's

MCW receives federal funding to upgrade nuclear magnetic resonance facility for drug discovery

Mar. 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Office of the Director to fund the purchase of a new robotic accessory to enhance MCW’s drug discovery efforts using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).

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