Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures Newsletter
ISSUE 21   |  November 2017
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Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
At Johns Hopkins, so often we see discoveries and innovations that are poised to disrupt industries, improve lives and transform communities. In this issue of the Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures newsletter, we highlight several pathways that empower innovators and entrepreneurs to realize the full potential of their visions and technologies, including new collaborations, proven programs and improved internal efficiencies.
The Johns Hopkins University and Deerfield Announce Collaboration
to Catalyze Early Stage Therapeutic Research

5c8d82d0-249f-4ee1-9052-cf7a7ef8f74e.jpgThe Johns Hopkins University and Deerfield Management announced today the creation of Bluefield Innovations, a collaboration designed to catalyze the development of early stage therapeutics.
Meet the Entrepreneur: Mike Batista Using Smartphones
to Improve Clinical Outcomes

342a83af-97c3-448d-8b58-9a2607f2195d.jpgEighty percent of health care management happens alone, out of the sight of medical professionals. Quantified Care, a digital health startup based in FastForward 1812, is developing innovative tools that lead to better management of chronic conditions...
Down With Delays: Digital Signatures Streamline NDA, MTA Approvals

feed1bcf-db13-4422-ac01-88fc02594029.jpgPrint, sign, scan, forward, repeat. The process seems straightforward, but it caused delays and headaches for the Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) contracts team and the faculty with whom they worked.
Social Innovation Lab Welcomes Its Newest Class of Changemakers

5c035954-cb9d-4109-b722-e3306fab964f.jpgOptimism abounded at FastForward 1812 in late October as more than 100 people gathered to meet the 10 social ventures comprising the Social Innovation Lab’s (SIL) 2017-2018 cohort.
Electronic Triage Tool Improves Patient Care in Emergency Departments

79ba87ec-7850-4eb9-9e6b-c89658c6bcbc.jpgWhen a patient arrives in any emergency department, one of the first steps in their care process is triage, an opportunity for a care team member to identify critically ill patients and assign priority treatment levels.
Good News

Sisu receives regulatory clearance in Kenya and Ghana;
PGDx raises $65M in equity financing round;
Hopkins students win silver at Collegiate Inventors Competition;
7 Hopkins faculty among 80 elected to National Academy of Medicine

Good news continues to roll in from across the innovation ecosystem at Johns Hopkins.

Recognition poured in, marking another month of JHTV and its ventures receiving well-deserved recognition for groundbreaking work. See the latest awards, accomplishments and more.

Cohen Translational Engineering Fund

The Cohen Translational Engineering Fund supports technologies with the critical funding needed to focus on the first steps of translation. All technologies that list a Whiting School of Engineering faculty member listed as an inventor are eligible. (For questions regarding a particular technology’s eligibility, contact Benjamin Gibson at

Cohen funding underwrites the cost of two to three months of expenses, and recipients have used it to develop new patents and to cover a range of critical needs, including materials, supplies and graduate student stipends.

To qualify for the upcoming review period, faculty must submit applications by Friday, November 17. The next call for applications will occur in the spring.

The online application includes a request for a description of your technology, a detailed work plan and budget. Additionally, applicants will make a brief presentation to the Cohen Advisory Board.

Apply now!

FastForward Accounting Office Hours

Does your startup have an accounting challenge? We invite FastForward startups to meet with SC&H Group, the exclusive accounting sponsor of FastForward, for a pro bono accounting consultation.

When: 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, December 4
Where: FastForward 1812, 1812 Ashland Avenue, Suite 100, Baltimore MD

RSVP now!

FastForward Legal Office Hours

On December 7, representatives from Saul Ewing will be holding office hours in FastForward 1812 Ashland from 9 a.m. to noon.

When: 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, December 7
Where: FastForward 1812, 1812 Ashland Avenue, Suite 100, Baltimore, MD

RSVP now!

2017 Hexcite Final Pitch

Want to see the future of digital health? Join the Technology Innovation Center on Dec. 8 for its 2017 Hexcite Finale Event!

Five digital health companies comprised of Johns Hopkins clinicians, staff and students will showcase how the apps and tools they’re developing just may transform the future of health care.

When: Noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, December 8
Where: Chevy Chase Auditorium, 1800 Orleans Street, Sheikh Zayed Tower, Baltimore, MD

Register now!

Freedom from Cancer Startup Challenge

Want to join a bold initiative focused on improving the lives of millions of cancer patients? The Center for Advancing Innovation has launched the Freedom from Cancer Startup Challenge (FCSC) to create, mentor and launch 100 cancer-focused startups.

FCSC is currently open for entry and seeking teams and individuals to participate from the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s community!

Competition entries are due December 29. Apply now!

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