World IP Day celebrates “powerhouse” women in innovation

By Joanna Preston

On April 26, TEC Edmonton hosted a World Intellectual Property (IP) Day event that included a panel discussion with women inventors, researchers and business leaders. Joanna Preston, TEC Edmonton Associate Director of Technology Management (Health Sciences), wrote a guest post sharing her experience with the event. 

Led by the World Intellectual Property Office, […]

By |May 1st, 2018|Technology Management, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Innovation Makes Sense Celebrates UAlberta Researchers

We know that in the last five years, TEC Edmonton has helped form 22 spinoff companies form, bringing their innovations one step closer to commercialization. But how much do we know about where these innovations start? TEC Edmonton’s annual Innovation Makes Sense event celebrates where innovations originate, which is the researchers from the University of […]

By |October 19th, 2016|Innovation Community, Technology Management|0 Comments

Technology Highlights – April 2016

Single-camera 3D image reconstruction

Computer vision has become popular for observing remote environments, whether monitoring undersea habitats, or inspecting industrial equipment.  Recovering 3D geometry of a scene using 2D images requires special camera calibration.

University of Alberta researchers have developed a new technology to calibrate and reconstruct underwater 3D images using a single camera, exploiting the triple […]

By |April 3rd, 2016|Technology Management|0 Comments

RespireRx Pharmaceuticals Inc., the University of Alberta and the University of Florida Provide Update on Collaborative Research Activities

Use of Ampakines as a Novel Therapy for Overcoming Central Respiratory Depression

Glen Rock, N.J., April 1, 2016/Globe Newswire – RespireRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCQB: RSPI) (“RespireRx” or the “Company”), a leader in the development of medicines for respiratory disorders, including sleep apneas and drug-induced respiratory depression, is providing an update on the Company’s collaborative research and […]

By |April 1st, 2016|TEC Clients, Technology Management|0 Comments

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Tracer 18F-FAZA: A useful companion diagnostic in several hypoxic tumors

Medical imaging based on positron emission tomography (PET) is a key element of modern patient care in oncology.  PET requires the administration of a radionuclide-containing imaging agent to the patient.  Such imaging agents are prepared in the radiopharmacies of medical imaging centres from reagent kits that are used in combination with automated synthetic units.

Recently, researchers […]

By |March 15th, 2016|Innovation Community, Technology Management|0 Comments

TEC Edmonton helps patent and license bio-derived carbon nanosheets

If, or, more likely, when Dr. David Mitlin’s patented, bio-derived carbon nanosheets become a basic building block for the next generation of energy storage, the University of Alberta will have minor bragging rights.

Dr. Mitlin was a professor and leading researcher in the Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta for 10 […]

By |March 4th, 2016|Technology Management, University of Alberta|0 Comments

Technology Management Highlights (February)

TEC Edmonton’s Technology Management team offers expert advice on intellectual property matters which often lead to new patents, licensing agreements and company spin-offs.

PATENTS

Polyol Synthesis from Fatty Acids and Oils

Dr. Jonathan Curtis of the University of Alberta’s Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Science received an issued U.S. patent on December 23, 2015.

U.S. Patent No. 9,216,940 […]

By |February 11th, 2016|TEC Clients, Technology Management, University of Alberta|0 Comments

Arthritis detection kit JOINTstat™ a direct result of University of Alberta research

It’s a fine feeling for a medical researcher to see the transformation of his or her research into a convenient and affordable product that will improve thousands of lives.

But it must be even finer to realize the initial product is just a beginning, that more research, building on previous discoveries, might not only improve, but […]

Technology Management Highlights (January)

TEC Edmonton’s Technology Management team offers expert advice on intellectual property matters which often lead to new patents, licensing agreements and company spin-offs.

PATENTS

Biological Skeletal System Monitoring

US Patent 9,161,709 (Biological Skeletal System Monitoring) issued October 20th, 2015​ covers a new method and system to assess injuries, pathologies and fitness of the back and spine.  The patent […]

By |January 22nd, 2016|TEC Clients, Technology Management, University of Alberta|0 Comments

Technology Management Highlights (December)

TEC Edmonton’s Technology Management team offers expert advice on intellectual property matters which often lead to new patents, licensing agreements and company spin-offs.

NEW GRANTS

Microelectrode technologies for neural interfaces
University of Alberta researcher: Dr. Anastasia Elias (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering), Dr. Vivian Mushahwar (Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, Faculty […]

By |December 5th, 2015|TEC Clients, Technology Management, University of Alberta|0 Comments