Penn State Research News
Posted: Nov 08, 2013
Strategic Polymer Sciences (now NovaSentis) was founded in 2006 around technology developed at Penn State
Posted: Nov 08, 2013
Anacor Pharmaceuticals was started with jointly owned technology licensed from Penn State and Stanford Universities
Posted: Oct 29, 2013
Administrative Quick Reference for Entrepreneurs Available
A Penn State-led team has won a $3 million grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) for applied battery research.
Posted: Sep 24, 2013
A team of Penn State researchers at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) and Materials Science Department have seen the Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) they developed between 2005 and 2011 transitioned to its first successful human test in March. Thoratec Corp., a world leader in mechanical circulatory support therapies for failing hearts, licensed the technology from Penn State in 2010. LVADs are designed to partially take over the pumping function of a failing heart. In less than three years, the preliminary design components, test facilities and manufacturing techniques developed at Penn State to build a prototype device have been evolved by Thoratec to where the LVAD could be tested in humans.
Posted: Sep 19, 2013
Posted: Sep 18, 2013
Penn State entered into a License Agreement with Minnetronix in April 2012. There is a sublicense between Minnetronix and Sunshine Heart, Inc. to collaborate on transcutaneous energy transfer ("TET") system to power Sunshine's fully-implantable C-pulse device under development.
Posted: Sep 03, 2013
Posted: Aug 28, 2013
Two professors from Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), John Yen and Michael McNeese, along with Xiacong Fan, an associate professor of computer science and engineering at Penn State Behrend, and Shuang Sun, who received a doctorate from the College of IST in 2006 and is now a project manager at Attune Cytometric Software, have devised a system that merges human and computer intelligence to support decision-making in crisis situations. They were recently awarded a U.S. patent for a collaborative intelligent agent framework that, according to Yen, “finds the sweet spot that combines machine intelligence working in tandem with human intelligence.”
Posted: Aug 16, 2013
New Standard Operating Procedures and Forms to be Completed for Reportable New Information
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded Dennis Scanlon from the College of Health and Human Development $7.3M to evaluate a Foundation initiative to improve health care quality.