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Innovation and Commercialization Forum Scheduled 


The Office of Technology Commercialization, Wexner Medical Center, Center for Clinical and Translational Science and the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute are sponsoring a forum on innovation and commercialization.  Please attend to hear Brian Cummings, OSU’s new Vice President for Technology Commercialization, speak with us on how to protect our ideas and how to move these ideas to the marketplace.  Brian Cummings will be the featured speaker.  Dr. Ali Rezai,  Director of the Center for Neuromodulation, will give an inventor perspective at the February 29th, forum, and Orlando Simonetti, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Radiology, and founder of EXCMR, Ltd. will give an inventor perspective at the March 9th forum.  A panel including Dr. Clay Marsh, Dr. Becky Jackson, Dr. Chandan Sen, and Timothy Wright, Director of the Institute for Drug Development in the Comprehensive Cancer Center will participate in the March 7th and March 9th forums.  We want this forum to serve you, and want to answer your questions.  We invite you to participate in this discussion. 

The forum will be offered four times
Monday, February 27:  Davis Heart Lung Research Institute, Room 170, 10 – 11:30am
Wednesday, February 29: Ross Heart Auditorium, 4 – 5:30p.m. (includes networking reception)
Wednesday, March 7: UH East – Wallace Auditorium, 8 – 9 am
Friday, March 9: 518A James, 12 – 1pm

Registration is requested at:  http://medicine.osu.edu/research/techcom/inncommforum/Pages/index.aspx. You will be invited to submit questions during registration.
Following this forum, a series of innovation and commercialization seminars will be offered including educational presentations, panel discussions and question/answers with inventors, entrepreneurs, patent attorneys, business leaders, and medical industries.  Participants will learn about the OSU commercialization and technology transfer process that can lead to new drug/device therapies, diagnostics, techniques, and information technology.


Please direct any questions or comments regarding the forum and follow up educational series to Brenda Akins (247-1973) in the College of Medicine Office of Research.  ​


Posted on 15-Feb-12 by Gengler-Nowak, Karla
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