Entries by Aj Cheline

UC Davis Venture Catalyst Expands Program to Accelerate Technology Commercialization with STAIR-Plus Grants — Announces Recipients

To support campus innovators in advancing their cutting-edge technologies towards commercialization, Venture Catalyst – within the Technology Management and Corporate Relations division of the UC Davis Office of Research – has offered Science Translation and Innovative Research (STAIRTM) Grants for the last four years. The unique STAIR Grant program provides funding and support to help […]

14 New Startups Emerge From UC Davis Innovations

Technologies developed at the University of California, Davis, enabled the foundation of 14 startup companies during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. “Research universities like UC Davis are a key source of vital innovation for numerous industries,” said Prasant Mohapatra, vice chancellor for research at UC Davis. “These startups are undertaking the important first […]

EXPLORER, a UC Davis imaging breakthrough, makes a media splash

Original posted in health.ucdavis.edu/health-news (SACRAMENTO) — EXPLORER, the world’s first total-body positron emission tomography (PET) scanner that can capture a 3D picture of the whole human body at once, is up and running at UC Davis Health. Developed by UC Davis scientists, EXPLORER has already captured the attention of radiology experts around the world. It […]

UC Davis STAIR Grant Awards Over $400K to Advance Innovations Towards Commercialization

Original post: research.ucdavis.edu/2019-stair-grants DAVIS, Calif. — Innovators at the University of California, Davis, are receiving financial support to advance their research and technologies toward commercialization. The Science Translation and Innovative Research (STAIR™) Grant program, managed by Venture Catalyst and funded by the UC Davis Office of Research, provides funding to support translational science and innovative […]

UC Davis Honors Recipients of 2019 Chancellor’s Innovation Awards

Original post: research.ucdavis.edu/uc-davis-honors-recipients-of-2019-chancellors-innovation-awards The University of California, Davis, announced the recipients of the 2019 Chancellor’s Innovation Awards at a ceremony at the UC Davis Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts tonight (May 30). It is the fourth year for the awards, which recognize the important contributions of faculty, community partners and industry leaders in helping […]

Connecting the Future: How a UC Davis Invention Helped Build Broadband Communications

Original post: research.ucdavis.edu/connecting-the-future-how-a-uc-davis-invention-helped-build-broadband-communications-wss Jonathan Heritage has never seen a manufactured version of the device he co-invented, although he once saw a prototype at Movaz Networks Inc., the first company to license the patent. “It fit into one slot on an electronics rack, so it was as wide as that.” Heritage, a retired professor of engineering, […]

Groundbreaking cancer research fueled by talent, funding and resources in Davis

Original post: selectsacramento.com/groundbreaking-cancer-research-fueled-by-talent-funding-and-resources-in-davis ARIZ Precision Medicine is pioneering cancer research out of their lab in Davis. They’re working to create a safer alternative to chemotherapy by developing a drug that targets cancer cells. ARIZ modulates cancer-causing genes and proteins to induce a natural, biological death in cancer cells. So far, their data shows their drug […]

Neurologic Disease Research at UC Davis Contributes to First Treatment Specifically Approved for Postpartum Depression

Michael Rogawski conducted lab and clinical research on the neuro-steroid Original post: research.ucdavis.edu/ucdavis_sage_therapeutics (SACRAMENTO) — Sage Therapeutics announced March 19 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of its product, Zulresso™ (brexanolone) injection, for the treatment of postpartum depression in women. Initial development of an intravenous formulation of allopregnanolone (also known as brexanolone) and first-in-human clinical […]

UC Davis Connects with Industry Leaders at World Agri-Tech Summit

Original post: research.ucdavis.edu/uc-davis-connects-with-industry-leaders-at-world-agri-tech-summit UC Davis joined over 1,300 industry leaders at this year’s World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco with the goal of accelerating the advancement of agtech solutions to transform the food supply chain into a more sustainable, affordable and nutritious system for future generations. The theme for this year’s event was “Turning […]