The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) was established to facilitate the commercialization of the University's scientific and technical research findings for the benefit of the citizens of Ohio and the general public through the efficient evaluation, management, and licensing of the University's intellectual property including patents, copyrights and trademarks.
Invention Disclosure Pipeline
The CSU Patent Review Committee has approved a second invention disclosure of Dr. Girish Shukla, a professor in the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (BGES) and a member of the Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease (GRHD), titled “Methods for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer.”
The microRNA drug candidate miR-149-5p downregulates key pathways to pancreatic cancer. Dr. Shukla’s initial results indicate a significant suppression of intracellular cholesterol and testosterone in tumors treated with miR-149-5p, indicating its tumor suppressive function.
New TeCK Fund Commercialization Support
The TeCK Fund has awarded funds to Dr. Geyou Ao, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, to pursue commercialization of technology developed in her laboratory. Dr. Ao’s submission, titled “Liquid Dispersions and Sunscreen Applications of Boron Nitride Nanomaterials,” will focus on a chemical-free, environmentally friendly hexagonal boron nitride nanosheet-based sunscreen formulation. She has developed a process for producing highly aligned boron nitride nanotube (BNNT) films, which includes effectively dispersing, purifying, and inducing self-assembly of nanotubes by solvent evaporation.
The TeCK Fund is accepting Letters of Intent until May 30th, 2020. Contact Jack Kraszewski for information regarding the TeCK Fund and technology transfer.
Research developed at Cleveland State University often has applications as products or services outside the boundaries of the University. Through its efforts, the TTO endeavors to inspire and nurture a culture of innovation at CSU with the ultimate goal of creating new technologies that improve society, lead to more job creation, and more revenue for the inventors, the University and the State of Ohio.
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