Maryland Industrial Partnerships tech transfer program gives $3.8M to 17 projects

Maryland Industrial Partnerships celebrated 25 years in 2012.

A program run out of the University of Maryland, College Park, awarded $3.8 million to “17 teams of university researchers working with state companies on projects to bring technology products to market,” reports the Baltimore Business Journal.
The Maryland Industrial Partnerships program is contributing $1.5 million to the projects, while partnering companies, which will help the researchers commercialize the technology they’re working on, are contributing $2.3 million. That’s the embodiment of a tech transfer effort — commercialize and private university-based research.
Here are the projects based out of the University of Maryland’s Baltimore campus that received grant funding:

  • ($224,800) J. Kristie Johnson, associate professor, department of pathology, and Baltimore-based InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corp.
  • ($136,899) Alex MacKerell, professor, school of pharmacy, and Baltimore-based SilcsBio LLC.
  • ($319,699) Leonid Medved, professor, biochemistry and molecular biology, and Baltimore-based Biomedica Management Corp.
  • ($129,960) Osamah Saeedi, assistant professor, department of ophthalmology and visual sciences, and Columbia-based Vasoptic Medical Inc.
  • ($203,250) Mark Smith, associate professor, department of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine, and Rockville-based Brain Biosciences Inc.

Read the full story at the Baltimore Business Journal.

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