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Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures Newsletter
ISSUE 32   |  June 2019
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Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
Johns Hopkins Technology that Integrates Earlier Cancer Detection
into Routine Medical Care Receives Record Venture Investment

bd417436-8c9b-4284-98bd-b0560fb7300e.jpgCancerSEEK, a liquid biopsy test designed to detect multiple cancer types at earlier stages of the disease, will be developed by Thrive Earlier Detection Corp., a new company that launched with $110 million in Series A funding.
Goodbye, Disclosure. Hello, Report of Invention.

In response to inventor feedback, we are now using the term “report of invention” instead of “disclosure.” This will distinguish the technology transfer process (reporting inventions) from other forms of disclosure asked of faculty (i.e. disclosing outside activities to the Conflict of Interest Committee). We hope this better promotes the technology transfer process as a distinct, responsive experience for our inventors. Only the language has changed and not the process itself! Should you have any questions about the JHTV Inventor Portal, please contact Tina Preston at 410-955-7290.
FastForward Adds Alliance Manager, New Program Manager

7f319c2d-0826-441c-bdc4-01978360b4e4.jpgNicole Snell has joined JHTV in a new position — alliance manager for investment partnerships and translational funding — and Ricky Venters has come on as FastForward’s program manager.
Expanding emocha Mobile Health
Relocates to New Baltimore Offices

6c8f2562-fd23-47b7-b868-4c321e7b9c5e.jpgAfter five years as an anchor tenant at Johns Hopkins innovator hubs, the company has moved its headquarters to Mount Vernon in Baltimore and is adding more employees.
2 Teams Share $25,000 Prize
at Social Innovation Lab Impact+Innovation Forum

fbb746b6-9c9f-4f40-85b1-15918a669cf2.jpgThe Happy Teacher Revolution was awarded $15,000 and Fight Blight Bmore was awarded $10,000 during the event, the culmination of a six-month program for the 10 teams in this year's Social Innovation Lab.
Stem Cells Make More ‘Cargo’ Packets
to Carry Cellular Aging Therapies

26221b1a-1ff1-4dfa-861b-b4fea31528a9.jpgJohns Hopkins scientists report that adult cells reprogrammed to become primitive stem cells make tiny “cargo packets” able to deliver potentially restorative or repairing proteins, antibodies or other therapies to aged cells.
LifeSprout’s Growth Leads Company
to New Manufacturing Space in Baltimore

18408f90-3c07-4ceb-a1af-e626db643c0d.jpgThe new location has manufacturing space, which LifeSprout will use to make the proprietary components of its next-generation synthetic soft tissues for reconstructive and aesthetic surgical procedures.
Meet the Entrepreneur: Jade’s Jesse Wu
Seeks to Grow One Dish at a Time

f932a941-b9de-43d6-958a-4783ef51eb07.jpgJesse Wu has turned his love of cooking into a burgeoning business venture. The sophomore biomedical engineering major is the chef behind Jade, a kitchen pop-up specializing in Chinese American cuisine.
Scientists Advance Creation of ‘Artificial Lymph Node’
to Fight Cancer, Other Diseases

9b0a43a8-d72f-4a55-8961-c391827cb580.jpg In a proof-of-principle study in mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report the creation of a specialized gel that acts like a lymph node to successfully activate and multiply cancer-fighting immune system T-cells.
JHTV Fellow Named University’s
Graduate Student Employee of the Year

59c1657c-704c-4a7a-be57-67438359cc57.jpgSeema Kacker, a fellow in the Commercialization Academy, is an M.D.-Ph.D. student completing her doctorate in health economics at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She's the first JHTV fellow to win the award.
Sysmex Inostics Stays Close to Home
with New Lab, Office Space

61aa04ec-6b64-4ee3-b864-fb8a1b80f0f1.jpgThe groundbreaking molecular diagnostics company moved across the street, from the John G. Rangos Sr. Life Sciences Building to larger office and lab space custom-built in the the 1812 Ashland building.
New Stockroom for FastForward Lab Tenants Opens

b6a1320d-4118-4050-b9ff-23dca96ac730.jpgTenants log into a kiosk in the Fisher Scientific Stockroom in the 1812 Ashland building to scan and purchase gloves, tips, pipets, syringes and wipers, among other consumables.
Good News

Protenus Relocates to New Baltimore Offices
JHU in Top 10 Universities Worldwide Granted U.S. Utility Patents
Student Startup Ithemba Featured in TechCrunch
Good news continues to roll in from across the innovation ecosystem at
Johns Hopkins.
Happenings
Office Hours with Thermo Fisher Scientific – July 10 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
 
Legal Office Hours with Venable – July 11 from 9 a.m. - noon

Click HERE for more information and to make an appointment.

 

Funding Opportunities
Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund – Due July 11

The Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund provides a variety of grant programs for human stem cell research in the state of Maryland. It offers five programs to accelerate discovery and commercialization of human stem cell-based technologies.

Click HERE for more information and to apply.

SmartVentures – Due Aug. 15

SmartLogic's SmartVentures program will provide selected companies with $400,000 of product development and mentorship to help them take their product to scale. Applicants must be located in or be willing to relocate to Baltimore.

Click HERE for more information and to apply.

Come grow with JHTV

Current JHTV Employment Opportunities
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