In 2008, the UM Office of Research and Economic Development piloted a one-time funding program designed to enhance the university's research discoveries by moving them further down the commercialization pipeline.
Researchers funded in 2008 include:
Commercialization of Direct Conversion Betavoltaic Batteries
An Intergrated Platform for a new Biometric Identification System based on Ocular Surface Vasculature
Novel Gene Therapy Vectors to Deliver Large Therapeutic Genes
Moving Towards Commercialization of Nano Mold Zapper: A Novel Eco-Safe Nanoparticle Mediated Mold Killer
Commercialization of a Novel System and Method for Linking an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) with Online Treatment Algorithms and an Online Medical Calculator
Resolution of Atypical Symptoms of GERD
CaDetect IP to Market Software Development
Photoacoustic Detection of Circulating Melanoma Cells in Blood
Development of a Universal Cancer Detection Kit by Specific DNA Methylation Biomarkers
New Optical Device for Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Detection
Multifunctional Portable Microwave Vector Network Analyzer
Multi-purpose Millimeter Wave Imaging System (WAND)
To date, this funding program has contributed significantly to the development and commercialization of some existing technologies in such areas as cancer detection, blood glucose monitoring, environmental protection, and vector signal measurement.
The program has contributed to