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Innovative Biomarker Technology for Detecting and Treating Endothelial Injury in Neurological Disorders
TS-066771 — Endothelial injury is a significant pathological mechanism underlying various neurological disorders, including neurodegenerative, neuroinflammatory, and cerebrovascular diseases. Current clinical and research settings lack reliable biomarkers to detect or measure endothelial injury in the human C…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Al Tarawneh, Rawan
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

MicroRNA profile predicts colon cancer prognosis
TS-065453 — The Need: Colon cancer remains one of the most prevalent and lethal forms of cancer worldwide. Timely and accurate diagnosis is critical for effective treatment and improved patient outcomes. Current diagnostic methods often lack the precision and sensitivity needed for early detection and prognosi…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Croce, Carlo
  • Licensing Officer: Schultz, Teri

IR Precision: Revolutionizing Colorectal Cancer Metastasis Diagnosis with the CCML Library
TS-064834 — The Need: Colorectal cancer remains a significant global health challenge, particularly when it metastasizes to the liver. Accurate and rapid diagnosis of metastatic liver lesions is crucial for effective treatment planning and patient outcomes. Traditional diagnostic methods often lack the specific…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Coe, James; Allen, Heather; Bradley, Rebecca; Hitchcock, Charles; Martin, Edward
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

Magnetic Nanoparticles for Cancer Cell Classification
TS-064577 — Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common malignant brain tumor accounting for 47.7% of all brain cancers. Unfortunately, treatments are limited, and survival is poor, with approximately only 40% living past the first-year post-diagnosis and 17% in the second year. The Need Developing drugs for cance…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Schultz, Zachary; Rist, David; Skardal, Aleksander; Venere, Monica
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

Scalable Nanoparticle Synthesis for Precision Applications
TS-064181 — In the rapidly evolving landscape of nanotechnology, there exists a critical demand for scalable and efficient methods of producing nanoparticles. Current approaches, often confined to small-scale batches, hinder the widespread implementation of nanomaterials in diverse fields such as medicine, bi…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Winter, Jessica; Ruan, Gang
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

Unveiling Biochemically Responsive MR Probes for Precision Beyond Limits
TS-064179 — In the realm of medical diagnostics, the need for precise and non-invasive detection of molecular-level pathology has been a longstanding challenge. Traditional imaging techniques often fall short in providing detailed insights into biological processes at this scale. To address this gap, there is…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Shafaat, Hannah "Hannah"
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

A new diagnostic assay for classic galactosemia
TS-064133 — Classic galactosemia is a genetic condition that can lead to life-threatening complications, including feeding problems, failure to thrive, liver damage, bleeding, and sepsis. If a lactose-restricted diet is provided during the first ten days of life, the neonatal symptoms quickly resolve and reduce…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Gopalan, Venkat; Bashian, Eleanor; Thirugnanasambantham, Pankajavalli
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

Unlocking New Frontiers in Diabetic Retinopathy Detection: Introducing Vessel Orientation-Based Quantitative OCTA Technology
TS-062762 — Pinpointing previously concealed sectoral differences in the diabetic retina to diagnose DR earlier.
Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is a leading cause of blindness globally, requiring early and accurate diagnosis for effective intervention. The Need Current diagnostic methods for DR lack the precision needed to identify subtle retinal microvascular changes in the disease’s early stages. There i…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Ma, Yanhui
  • Licensing Officer: Schultz, Teri

Network-based Approach for Accurate Brain Modeling
TS-062628 — More than a billion people worldwide suffer from some neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke, autism, addiction, and many others. These conditions result in more than 7 million deaths, with associated costs exceeding $1.5 trillion annua…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Cranmer, Skyler; Bhamidi, Shankar; Denny, Mathew; Desmarais, Bruce; Lu, Zhong-Lin; Stillman, Paul; Wilson, James
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

Methods and Apparatus to Improve MRI Efficiency
TS-062627 — Magnetic Resonance Imaging (“MRI”) is one of the most important modern medical imaging modalities. It has far less risk of side effects than most other imaging modalities. Generally, a high quality image requires high signal-to-noise ratio, high contrast between normal and pathological t…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Wang, Jinghua
  • Licensing Officer: Panic, Ana

Tunable Fingerloop DNA antisense motifs for nucleic acid targeting and detection technologies
TS-062555 — The Need: Improved Nucleic Acid Detection Probes There is a growing need for advanced detection probes that can effectively identify target nucleic acid sequences while reducing binding to mismatched targets. Existing technologies often suffer from false positive results due to temperature fluctuat…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Lease, Richard
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

Sensor for detecting Viruses
TS-062553 — The Need The swift and accurate diagnosis of COVID-19 and other viruses is crucial in preventing their spread. Current detection methods like PCR and antibody testing have limitations, including long run times, sample preparation, and high false negative rates. Moreover, with the rapid mutation and…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Schultz, Zachary; Payne, Taylor
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

Functional "fingerloop" DNA antisense motifs for nucleic acid targeting and detection technologies
TS-062547 — The Need: The field of molecular biology and genetic engineering faces challenges in achieving precise and accurate detection and amplification of target nucleic acid sequences. Traditional hybridization technologies suffer from the issue of mismatched targets, leading to reduced specificity and rel…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Lease, Richard
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

ANTENNA-IMPREGNATED FABRICS FOR RECUMBENT HEIGHT MEASUREMENT
TS-062493 — Children whose heights or growth rates fall outside of the normal range can be identified as having short stature (less than the 3rd percentile) or tall stature (above the 97th percentile) or as having abnormal growth velocity. Serial height measurements over time are key to identifying these patt…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Kiourti, Asimina; Militello, Lisa
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Visual Function Mapping Technology: Enhancing Vision Care and Diagnostics
TS-062335 — The Need: In the field of ophthalmology and vision care, there is a critical need for accurate and comprehensive measurements of visual function over the entire visual field. Conditions such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetes, stroke, pituitary disease, brain tumors, and n…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Lu, Zhong-Lin; Lesmes, Luis; Xu, Pengjing "PJ"; Yu, Deyue
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

MicroRNA-Based Methods and Compositions for the Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment of Solid Cancers
TS-062318 — The Need Cancer is a significant health problem and a leading cause of death in developed countries. Solid cancers, including prostate, breast, lung, stomach, colon, and pancreatic cancers, pose particularly challenging diagnostic and treatment obstacles. Early detection of these cancers is crucial…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Croce, Carlo; Calin, George; Volinia, Stefano
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

Rapid Identification of Eye Disorders
TS-062311 — The Need: Early detection of eye disorders, such as amblyopia and myopia, is crucial for effective treatment and improved long-term outcomes, especially in children and young adults. Traditional screening methods for amblyopia often require specialized instruments and expertise, making them costly, …
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Lu, Zhong-Lin; Huang, Chang-Bing; Jia, Wuli; Lesmes, Luis; Zhou, Jiawei
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

Diagnostics and Prognostics of Prostate Cancer
TS-062299 — The Need: Addressing Prostate Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics Prostate cancer remains a significant challenge in medical diagnosis and treatment, requiring advancements in diagnostics, therapeutics, and prognostics. Current approaches fall short in providing accurate and effective solutions, le…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Croce, Carlo
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

MicroRNA signatures in human ovarian cancer
TS-062298 — The Need: Ovarian cancer remains a significant challenge in the field of medicine, with late-stage diagnosis and limited effective treatments contributing to high mortality rates. The need for improved diagnostic tools and targeted therapies is evident to address this aggressive disease. Convention…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Croce, Carlo
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

Composition and Methods for Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
TS-062296 — The Need: Advancing Lung Cancer Detection and Treatment Lung cancer continues to be a global health concern, accounting for the highest number of cancer-related deaths worldwide. In the United States, it is the leading cause of cancer mortality for both men and women, with a disheartening five-year…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Croce, Carlo; Calin, George
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

Composition and Methods for Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
TS-062295 — The Need: Breast cancer continues to be a significant health challenge, affecting a large number of women worldwide and remaining the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States. Despite advancements in detection and treatment, there is no universally successful m…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Croce, Carlo; Calin, George
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

An AI Solution for Mobile Stroke Detection for TeleMedicine, Hospital and Paramedic Use
TS-060782 — Problem Statement: Diagnosis of arterial occlusion and an associated stroke can be lengthy, delaying patient access to treatment. As large vessel occlusions account for 24 to 46% of acute ischemic strokes and may require treatment in a comprehensive stroke center, early diagnosis is key. Solution:…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Yilmaz, Alper; Gulati, Deepak Kumar
  • Licensing Officer: Hampton, Andrew

Diagnostic for Early Detection of Heart Damage
TS-059578 — A novel biomarker for the early identification of cardiac damage, including chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity.
Despite significant medical advances and technologies, cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States, irrespective of gender or race, resulting in more than 600,000 annual deaths. Additionally, while cancer survivorship has increased significantly, the number one …
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Smith, Sakima; Dib, Patrick; McElroy, Craig
  • Licensing Officer: Schultz, Teri

Metabolite-Based Diagnostics for Joint Infection
TS-059537 — An untargeted NMR-based metabolomics approach to identify metabolic compounds as signatures of bacterial joint infections and methods for the treatment and prevention thereof.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a biofilm-producing pathogenic bacterium, exhibits resistance to many antibiotics. This leads to acute and chronic joint infections that are difficult to treat. Accordingly, a critical need exists for accurate biofilm diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. While culture-free…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Stoodley, Paul; Bruschweiler, Rafael; Leggett, Abigail
  • Licensing Officer: Hampton, Andrew

SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Assay with Sensors of Immune Activation
TS-050296 — A sequencing-based diagnostic assay for SARS-CoV-2 with sensors of immune activation and the viral microbiota.
Diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection, which is responsible for COVID-19 disease, is typically performed by molecular analysis of upper respiratory sampling (e.g. nasal swab). Transcriptional-mediated amplification (TMA) and quantitative (real-time) polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) using one or more v…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Jones, Daniel; Avenarius, Matthew; Tu, Huolin
  • Licensing Officer: Schworer, Adam

DNA-cage erasable labels for fluorescence-based imaging
TS-043819 — Compositions and methods for analyzing multiple biomarkers without damaging tissue.
Histopathology is a cornerstone of tissue analysis used to diagnose many clinical conditions. Many of these diagnoses are based on identifying the presence of specific biomarkers, which can be indicated by colored labels. Currently, only 1-2 markers can be analyzed per slide, reducing accuracy and…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Winter, Jessica; Jergens, Elizabeth; Lee, Kil Ho "Kilho"
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

Automated Detection of Tumor Budding in Colorectal Cancer
TS-039267 — A non-invasive and automated tumor budding image analysis system for colorectal cancer. This program can detect tumor buds in traditional H&E stained sections without the need for manual assessment.
Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. With a survival rate of less than 65%, early detection and treatment are key factors in survival. Tumor budding, associated with higher tumor stage, lymph node metastasis, and decreased disease-free survival, has e…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Gurcan, Metin; Ahmad Fauzi, Mohammad Faizal; Chen, Wei "Wei"; Frankel, Wendy
  • Licensing Officer: Hampton, Andrew

Paper-based Dried Blood Spheroids for Stabilization of Labile Organic Compounds Stored in Ambient Air
TS-038604 — Apparatus and methods to form three-dimensional dried blood spheroids on hydrophobic paper substrates.
Dried blood spots on paper substrates offer a facile sample collection, storage, and transportation approach for biofluids. However, variable diffusion, volcanic effects, analyte instability, and difficulty in recovering samples from paper plague this method, lowering confidence in analyte quantif…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Badu-Tawiah, Abraham; Damon, Deidre
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

At-Home Digital Platform for Scoring Skin Disease
TS-038429 — An automated image analysis system for the recognition and quantification of skin disease
Acne and rosacea are skin diseases that affect around 85% of individuals, the former being the most common skin condition afflicting up to 50 million people. There is no gold standard for evaluation of these skin diseases, and their treatment efficacy is generally determined according to a poorly …
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Kaffenberger, Benjamin; Gurcan, Metin
  • Licensing Officer: Hampton, Andrew

Cancer Cell Motility Monitoring Device
TS-038384 — A novel device for monitoring cancer cell motility in real time using standard microscopy.
The Need Numerous cancer cells are capable of migration, resulting in metastasis of distinct organs and tissues from where the cancer first arose. Migrating cancer cells are known to directionally respond to applied electric fields, a phenomenon called electrotaxis, as well as topological cues prov…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Garg, Ayush; Bushman, Sarah; Ferree, Jessica; Jones, Travis; Song, Jonathan "Jon"; Subramaniam, Vishwanath
  • Licensing Officer: He, Panqing

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