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A close up of a heart valve created in a lab.
Mar 22, 2021

The valve-making procedure, which could spare children born with heart defects the need to undergo repeated surgeries, is licensed to UMN startup Vascudyne.

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Mar 17, 2021

On March 3, faculty, staff, students, and members of the broader national research community gathered virtually to discuss how the pandemic is changing research ethics.

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City skyline of Minneapolis rising in the background above a foreground view of Washington Avenue Bridge on UMN campus
Mar 2, 2021

The state is looking to expand Minnesota’s role as a national leader in innovation—and University of Minnesota experts are lending their support.

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Several Triumph apples in a basket in an orchard
Feb 15, 2021

The new apple, a cross of Honeycrisp and Liberty, is red with a tart flavor and should be available in grocery stores in three to four years.

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Portrait of Michelle Maryns
Feb 4, 2021

Tech Comm has been working hard to elevate issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).  As part of this commitment, Tech Comm recently hired a part-time DEI contractor, Michelle Maryns.

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Illustration of coronavirus at the microscopic level
Feb 3, 2021

Claros Technologies' antiviral textiles provide enhanced protection from COVID-19 when compared with other masks on the market.

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UMN researchers working on a new type of ventilator
Jan 11, 2021

Minnesotans' investment in the University made it possible for researchers to quickly develop technologies to address COVID-19 health needs. 

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Dec 11, 2020

In his Annual Report on the Status of Research and Technology Commercialization before the Board of Regents today, Vice President for Research Christopher J. Cramer credited University of Minnesota’s research community for record productivity and a remarkable pivot to COVID-19 safety protocols and COVID-19-related work. 

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Dr. Iancu portrait
Dec 9, 2020

Friday, December 18, OVPR and UMN Technology Commercialization will host an online conversation with USPTO Director and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, Andrei Iancu.

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Portrait of Branden Moriarity
Nov 24, 2020

Catamaran Bio, a biotechnology startup developing new cancer treatments, has raised $42 million in venture capital.

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