Tech Transfer announces second round of travel award recipients

Tech Transfer funds travel for innovators to meet with potential partners about inventions

OHSU Technology Transfer provides opportunities for researcher-entrepreneurs to attend presentations and meet with potential partners about their innovations.

Tech Transfer launched the travel award program in January 2019. This funding mechanism provides up to $5,000 per project to cover expenses such as conference registration fees, hotel, airfare and per diem food costs.

The second round of recipients was announced today.

  • Three OHSU startup companies (NeuraMedica Inc., Aronora Inc. and QuantiPort Inc.) will participate at the JP Morgan HealthCare Conference 2019
  • Michael Chiang, M.D., J. Peter Campbell, M.D., M.P.H. and Susan Ostmo will attend a pre-submission meeting with the US Food & Drug Administration. Discussions will focus on the development of a point-of-care algorithm as an assistive medical device for diagnosis of plus disease in retinopathy of prematurity.
  • David Sheridan, M.D., Matt Hansen, M.D., M.C.R., and Steven McGaughey, M.D. requested assistance for the product development and commercialization externship at Hill-Rom
  • Shaohua Pi, Ph.D., and Yali Jia, Ph.D. to attend the cSPIE Photonic West Conference to promote technology on systems and methods for retinal capillary oximetry

The first two projects to be funded were announced in April of this year.

To learn more or to submit a proposal, contact techmgmt@ohsu.edu.

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