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Nanofiber Solutions Receives Award from Ohio Third Frontier to Further Develop Tissue Engineered Intestine Technology

Nanofiber Solutions, LLC, in collaboration with Gail E. Besner, MD, chief of Pediatric Surgery, program director of the Residency in Pediatric Surgery and co-director of the Burn Program all at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, recently was honored with the Ohio Third Frontier Technology Validation and Start-up Fund award. Earlier this month, Nanofiber Solutions, an Ohio-based start-up company housed in the TechColumbus incubator, received a $100,000 grant to further develop the tissue engineered intestine technology developed in the lab of Dr. Besner, who also is principal investigator in the Center for Perinatal Research in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s.
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Research Informatics Core Honored at 2012 TechColumbus Innovation Awards

The Research Informatics Core at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s received the 2012 Outstanding Service (+250 Employees) Award at the 2012 TechColumbus Innovation Awards announced February 7, 2013.
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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Partners with Silicon Valley to Market High-End Diagnostic and Medical Research Software

Nationwide Children’s and Transformatix Technologies, Inc. have partnered to create BioLinQ, a new biomedical informatics company designed to supply advanced software solutions for disease diagnosis and medical research.
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Researchers Develop Prototype for Safer, Child-Resistant Spray Bottle

New Patent Law Could Change How Academics Commercialize Discoveries

The first major overhaul of the U.S. patent system in nearly 60 years is about to become law. The U.S. Senate last night voted 89-9 to approve the American Invents Act (H.R. 1249), ending a 6-year battle over how best to reform a patent system beset by increasing delays and costly litigation. Although many major universities and large research-driven companies lobbied for the extensive reform package, some analysts worry it could complicate efforts by academic scientists and smaller start-up companies to commercialize their discoveries.
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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Among Central Ohio Organizations Honored with Nonprofit IT Creativity Awards by GroundWork Group

Ten Central Ohio nonprofits, including Nationwide Children’s Hospital, were honored recently when the GroundWork Group celebrated its inaugural Nonprofit IT Creativity Awards.  The awards recognize innovative and meaningful ways in which nonprofit organizations leverage IT to support business functions in order to more effectively achieve their missions.
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Nationwide Children's/OSU Researcher Showcases Medical Simulation Training at 2011 SXSW Interactive Festival

Dr. Gregory Wiet, associate professor of otolaryngology at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University, was one of the many leaders in technology who were featured during this year’s South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin this week.  Wiet, a leader in the use of advanced, touch-enabled medical simulation applications for training, was part of a panel discussion titled “Stop the Bleeding! Immersive Simulations for Surgeons.”
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US Senate Begins Debate on Patent Reform

Several tech groups oppose the bill, which would make large patent awards less likely
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With Sanofi Buyout of Genzyme, Rare Disease Execs Upbeat About Interest in Their Niche

Local players in the market for rare disease drugs are contemplating what Sanofi’s huge move into their field means for them.
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Startup America to Expand Capital and Mentoring Services Available to Entrepreneurs

Startup America is the White House initiative to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation.
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Senate Judiciary Committee Unanimously Approves Patent Reform Bill

February 7, 2011.  The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a patent reform bill on Thursday. The proposal now heads to the entire Senate for a vote. If approved by Congress, the Patent Reform Act of 2011 will be the first major Congressional changes to the patent system in nearly 60 years.
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Columbus 2020 sets $30M fundraising goal to support economic development

Partners in the Columbus2020 economic-development effort want to raise $30 million over the next five years to help spur economic development in Central Ohio.
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