UAB design class partners engineers and entrepreneurs An innovative class pairs engineering students with business students to design and commercialize marketable solutions. A wheelchair that toddlers can control with a joystick and an affordable home wheelchair weight scale are two of the six outcomes from this collaboration.
david_winwood_s “The patenting of discoveries and helping to establish new companies based on innovations created by university researchers adds value to the investments made in research,” said Winwood. “Technology managers, as a group, provide valuable guidance in connecting researchers with partners able to assist in turning leading edge research into new products and services that benefit society.”
nanopore_s The University of Alabama at Birmingham today announced that Illumina Inc. has licensed the rights to a DNA sequencing technology developed by a UAB microbiologist and a University of Washington physicist. The patent-licensing deal revolves around nanopores first studied as potential chinks in the armor of the tuberculosis bacteria, but now part of efforts to make sequencing even faster and cheaper.
research_group_web Dugald Hall, Debbie Bidanset, Holly Meadows and David Winwood are a few of the UAB Research Foundation team members who can help researchers secure disclosures, protect intellectual property and file patent applications.
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