UCLA researchers in the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology have discovered high affinity binding affibodies to COVID-19’s nucleocapsid protein that provide the basis for an ELISA-based diagnostic platform. The researchers are currently developing affibody-coated test strips for saliva detection of COVID-19 in high population settings or at home testing. More information can be found here
UCLA Technology Development Group announces an open call for the Innovation Fund
All Therapeutic and Medtech projects will be considered. Funded Projects receive up to $200K
Therapeutic Applications DUE: March 1, 2020
Medtech Applications DEADLINE EXTENDED! April 9, 2020
Enjoy the December 2019 Issue of Innovation Magazine
Highlights include TDG's Year End numbers, the latest on AI at UCLA, an open pitch call for the Innovation Fund and TDG's Spring conferences!
How Proximity Creates Partnerships
VC Playbook: Sean Harper’s Bet On A Rising City Of Angels
21 Oct 2019 INTERVIEWS
by William Looney @BillInVivo email@example.com
Former Amgen R&D lead Sean Harper talks exclusively to In Vivo about his new role as a venture capitalist, joining veteran industry investor Beth Seidenberg as co-founder of Los Angeles-based Westlake Village BioPartners.
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We are happy to announce an open call for UCLA’s second cohort of Faculty Innovation Fellows (FIF). Started by the Technology Development Group, the Office of Research and Creative Activities, and Startup UCLA, the Faculty Innovation Fellows is a program aimed at advancing entrepreneurial excellence and startup culture among faculty across campus. A UCLA Newsroom story about last year’s program can be found here.
U.S. Patent Office to Issue Patent for Detecting Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Using Aldolase C
The Notice of Allowance issued by the PTO to The Regents of the University of California through UCLA
Technology Development Group indicates that another U.S. patent, exclusively licensed to BRAINBox
Solutions, will be issued to protect the biomarker panels to be used by BRAINBox Solutions in its pointof-
care products that detect TBI and monitor patient recovery. BRAINBox Solutions previously obtained