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Grant to help commercialize silicon surgical blades

A UC Davis engineering professor has received a grant of $200,000 from the National Science Foundation “Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation” program to move his silicon-based blades towards commercial development as surgical and shaving tools. Silicon or …
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UC Davis engineer works on Google’s smart contact lens for diabetics

Google recently announced that its Google[x] lab is working on a novel contact lens that could help people with diabetes monitor their blood sugar, by measuring glucose levels in tears. Stephen O’Driscoll, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at …
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BGI, UC Davis to host international genomics conference this Fall

The cutting-edge role of genomics — large-scale sequencing and analysis of DNA — in medicine, agriculture and science will be the topics of  the Second International Conference on Genomics in the Americas, to be held in Sacramento, Sept. 12-13. The …
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Great new apps on the move: Mileage and music

Jason Moore and Tai Stillwater, two researchers at the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, have developed a neat little smartphone app that monitors fuel economy as you drive. They have already been awarded $2,000 in phase one of the …
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Test for hormone-disrupting chemicals gets global seal of approval

A test for hormone-disrupting pollutants, originally developed at the University of California, Davis, has been approved as an international standard by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development as well as by the U.S. government. “Endocrine disruptors” are chemicals that …
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Power-saving startup Ennetix graduates from engineering technology incubator

(Contributed by Paul Dorn) Ennetix, a startup firm based on research conducted at UC Davis, has graduated from the university’s tech incubator, the Engineering Translational Technology Center (ETTC). Ennetix is the second firm to exit the ETTC, following the May …
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UC Davis magazine: Entrepreneurs, guns, domes

The Spring issue of UC Davis Magazine is on its way out to alumni and parents, and available online at the magazine’s website and in a new online “zmag” format. The cover story of this issue, by Clifton Parker, is …
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Learn about med-tech commercialization at July 21 forum

If you are interested in learning about medical technology commercialization opportunities, or would like to network with experienced med-tech inventors, investors and entrepreneurs, plan to attend a special forum on Thursday, July 21, 2011 on the Sacramento campus of UC …
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iMobot modular robot technology licensed

UC Davis has signed an exclusive license agreement with Barobo, Inc. of West Sacramento, Calif., to commercialize the modular robot technology called “iMobot” – an Intelligent Modular Robot for applications in research, education, industry, search and rescue, military operation, and …
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UC Davis to partner with BGI, world’s biggest genome institute

UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi and Jian Wang, director of BGI (formerly the Beijing Genome Institute) signed a formal agreement to establish the BGI@UC Davis Partnership during a meeting in Shenzhen, one of China’s Special Economic Zones. Under the …
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