Technology Transfer


2015 News 
7.17.15 |
  UT unveils 2 biomedical startup firms
Could become cornerstone of a future  business cluster
7.8.15 | OhioHigherEd
  Ohio Department of Education announces members of I-Corps@Ohio Summer Cohort 
5.27.15 |
  Freedom Meditech raises $4.8 million and appoints John Gerace as Chief Executive Officer
2014 News 
2.12.14 | 
  Freedom Meditech announces lens autofluorescense clinical study published in the Journal for Diabetes Science and Technology
1.29.14 |
  iLAND Green Technology SA to acquire flexible solar panel manufacturer, Xunlight Corporation 
1.13.14  |
  Nuclea signs two partnrship agreements, expands service offerings to include new laboratory developed tests
Deals with AccuGenomics and Nuvera will validate tests for chronic myeloid leukemia and breast cancer 
1.9.14   |
  Freedom-Meditech, Inc. announces Class I European Compliance and Canadian License for the ClearPath DS-120™ Lens Biomicroscope
2013 News
10.30.13 |
  Freedom Meditech to provide live demonstration of ClearPath DS-120 Eye Scan at the 13th annual Diabetes Technology Meeting  
10.17.13 | MedCity News 
  Could selfies someday replace the finger prick for testing blood sugar?
Bloodless glucose monitoring:  many have tried, non have succeeded.  At least yet.
10.15.13 | UT News
  Life-saving compound developed and patented at UToledo licensed to Prolong Pharmaceuticals
10.7.13 |  A Public Voice - APLU 
  APLU announces inaugural designation of 16 institutions as innovation & economic prosperity universities 
9.4.13  |
  Ultrastable silver nanoparticles 
Scientists at UT have figured out how to make silver nanoparticles that are even more stable than gold nanoparticles. 
8.5.13   |
  Freedom Meditech completes $7 million series B financing to support the launch of the
ClearPath DS-120(TM) and additional product development 
6.26.13  |
  Freedom Meditech announces U.S. commercial launch of ClearPath DS-120(TM) device to measure autofluorescence in the lens of the eye
6.12.13 | MarketWatch/PR News Wire
  Dr. Paul M. Karpecki Joins Freedom Meditech Scientific Advisory Board
Freedom Meditech to demo ClearPath DS-120(TM) at Optometry's Meeting June 26-30
2.27.13 | UT News
  Owens-Illinois partners with UT College of Engineering to advance glass research
2.12.13 |  
   Freedom Meditech receives FDA 510(k) clearance for ClearPath DS-120TM
2012 News
12.5.12 | UT News
  Researcher discovers new weapon to treat brain cancer cells resistant to chemotheapy
11.19.12 |
  UT researchers study algae as economical biofuel
Significant federal funding pays for work
10.23.12 |
  joimax®, EndoSphere Spine, LLC and The University of Toledo have signed a license agreement on endoscopic cage technologies 
9.12.12 |
  Freedom-Meditech secures $2 million in funding from Silicon Valley Bank
7.28.12 |   
  Freedom-Meditech continues to attract investment
7.6.12  |  UT News
  UT Biomedical Optics Lab awarded Ohio Third Frontier grant for diabetes
monitoring technology
6.27.12 | 
  Xunlight awarded $1M by U.S. for research
6.11.12 | UT News
  UT's technology team learns new ways to help researchers 
6.8.12  |  
  Xunlight introduces go-anywhere power:
Official calls design ideal for military in remote areas
5.30.12 | PR Newswire iReach
  Xunlight awarded key patent, lowers barriers to local manufacture of flexible solar modules
4.6.12 | UT News
  UT Center for Materials and Characterization work with BioOhio to advance research
2.22.12 | UT News
  UT recognized for number of new inventions from federally funded research
2011 News
12.19.11 | Yahoofinance
  Xunlight Supplies 208 KW of Solar Modules for Two European Rooftop Projects
10.13.11 | Freedom Meditech News Release 
  Freedom Meditech Submits 510(k) Application with FDA for First Product
9.16.11 | UT News
  UT leaders tout centrality of entrepreneurial programs to modernize education efforts
5.9.2011 | Mithridion News Release
  FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation for Mithridion's MCD-386CR to Treat Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
4.21.11  |  Senator Sherrod Brown Press Releases
  Brown Announces Nearly $400,000 in Energy R&D Funding for Northwest Ohio Small Business
Xunlight 26 Solar, LLC will receive $100,000 to develop transparent back contacts for thin CdTe-based tandem cells.
4.7.11  |   Hi Velocity Media 
  SuGanit Systems developing speedier biomass-to-ethanol technology
SuGanit Systems wants to be among the first to produce ethanol from cellulosic biomass – the inedible parts of plants – and the Ohio Third Frontier Commission is betting it will be successful.
3.24.11 | The Independent Intercollegiate 
  Company to commercialize UT-developed treatment
Article about ADS, a UT spin-off business. 
3.24.2011 |
  Firm Seeks Power Windows
Xunlight subsidiary, Xunlight 26, works on energy from glass
3.20.2011 |
  From Campus to Commerce
UT program helps turn technology developed in its labs into products 
3.9.2011 | Business Wire
  Expanded Research Confirms Freedom Meditech Technology Accurately Monitors
Glucose Non-Invasively in the Eye with Light
Article about one of our licensees, Freedom Meditech
1.27.2011  |  Ohio Department of Development Newsroom
  Ohio's Advanced Energy Sectors Receive Ohio Third Frontier Support
SuGanit Systems will receive $2 million, in collaboration with the University of Toledo
1.11.2011 | Mithridion News Release
  Mithridion, Inc. Announces New Funding and Outlines Strategy for Central Nervous System Drug Development
1.7.2011 | Xunlight Corporation News Release

Xunlight receives IEC 61646 and 61730 Certification for Its Flexible PV Modules

2010 News
12.1.10  |  Freedom Meditech Investment News
  Company hires JMP Securities as investment advisor and commences private placement activities for $8M Series B Preferred Stock financing. 
7.23.10 |
  Local biomedical firm receives $500,000 to develop rehab device
Article on The Turning Point, a UT spin-off business. 
7.15.2010 | UT News  

UT VP to speak at White House Clean Energy Economic Forum
UT invited to participate in Clean Energy Economy Forum at White House on 7/16/10.

6.8.2010  Xunlight Corporation News Release
  Xunlight PV Modules Power Times Square Billboard
4.27.2010 |  Xunlight Corporation News Release
  Xunlight Receives Certification for Flexible PV Modules
3.11.2010 | McClathy Washington  Bureau
  U.S. Firms Working to Lower Cost of Solar Energy 
3.8.2010 | X-Spine Systems, Inc.
  X-Spine Announces Exclusive License with Gamma Spine for Minimally-Invasive Spinal Technology
UT spin-off company, Gamma Spine, has signed a sublicense agreement with X-Spine.
2.16.2010 |
  Jobs Emerge from UT.
Innovations offer economic hope.
1.25.2010 | Freedom Meditech News Release
  Freedom Meditech Presents Data Showing Benefits of Non-Invasive Diabetes Screening and Glucose Monitoring in the Eye at London Conference
1.11.2010 | Xunlight Corporation News Release
  Xunlight Awarded $34.5 Million Tax Credit
2009 News
11.25.2009 | Gene Express News Release
  Recently Gene Express has received significantl recognition for its technology
11.13.2009 | Business Week
  Freedom Meditech is featured as one of the World's Most Intriguing Start-up Companies
11.12.2009 | Mithridion News Release
  Mithridion Announces Progress with Drugs for Alzheimer's Disease and Schizophrenia
10.29.2009 | UT News
  UT Named Center of Excellence for Renewable Energy, Environment
9.22.2009 | Xunlight Coroporation News Release
  Xunlight Completes Installation of First PV Array
9.20.2009 | 
  UT Wins Stimular Grants; Researcher Paving Way to Halt use of Lab Animals
Dr. Akira Takashima is researching a way to create a three-dimensional skin replica that could elimate the need to use lab animals for tseting chemicals.
9.14.2009 |
  The University of Toledo has installed a 100+ foot wind turbine on its Scott Park Campus for Energy and Innovation
8.25.2009 | The Toledo
  Xunlight Makes First Delivery
University of Toledo gets shipment of solar modules
7.17.2009  | The Toledo Free Press
  UT spin-off biotech firm develops new treatment for serious medical condition    
Article on ADS, one of UT's spin-off businesses  
7.10.2009  | The Chronicle of Higher Education
  Years After Inventors Die, Royalties Are Pennies From Heaven
Scientists' hard-to-find heirs could be in for a pleasant surprise when an invention finally goes to market. 
July 2009 | World of
  Universities receive $8.9 grant for PV research
UT shares grant to support research in photovoltaics, which is the direct conversion of sunlight to electricity.
June/July 2009 | American Ceramic Society Bulletin                                   
  People in the Spotlight:  Toledo student team places high in ORNL's Global Venture Challenge                                                                                                                       A business proposal to tackle greenhouse gases gained the UT team members recognition
6.30.2009  |

Toledo Tries to Overcome Rust-Belt Image, Become Green Jobs Metropolis
The University of Toledo is one of the driving forces behind the city's green makeover.

5.31.2009  | The Toledo Blade

Area on verge of more capacity
UT licensees are part of increase in production of solar panels.

5.26.2009  | Yahoo! Finance
  Xunlight Announces Successful Demonstration of Wide-Web Roll-to-Roll Photovoltaic Manufacturing Process 
  High Tech Start-Ups Put Down Roots in New Soil


  U. of Toledo Boasts Big Growing Solar Incubator
Wright Center for Photovoltaic Innovation and Commercialization is in a
48,000 sq. ft. former machine shop.
5.2009 |     Site Selection

Sun shines brightly on Toledo
Spurred by university research and other public support.....

4.12.2009   Medical News Today
  Mithridion Announces Phase I Results in Alzheimer's Disease                                            Clinical Trials update on one of UT's licensees.
  Key to Innovation: Universities
Article notes discussion with UT entrepreneur Xunming Deng
2.18.2009 | The Toledo Blade

Sen. Brown spotlights Toledo solar firm
Says he wants Xunlight to share in stimulus funds

1.20.2009 | Development News Vol. 27, No. 1
  UT Engineering Department Conducts Core Trainer R&D
Article on The Turning Point, one of UT's licensees.
1.13.2009 | BioOhio News

Ohio bioscience and healthcare industry impact: $148 billion
A report published by BioOhio today reveals the importance of bioscience
and health care to Ohio’s economic recovery.

2008 News
12.28.08 | Henry, Tom
  Positive signs emerge for environment
The best environmental story of 2008?
12.28.08 | Editorials
  Sun on the horizon
The region's solar-panel start-ups indicate that there is light at the end of a gloomy economic tunnel for northwest Ohio

12.28.08 | General Business

  Amid clouds, some brightness: Jeep suffers slowdown as solar firms grow
THIS YEAR produced a perfect storm for the business world nationally.
12.18.2008 | ABC News

The ABC news clip on Toledo's Makeover: Glass City to Solar Valley is currently available on YouTube:

12.17.08 | Energy
  State loan, grant OK'd for solar start-up
A needed state loan to help pay for the equipment at a start-up solar manufacturer in suburban Toledo has been approved.
12.16.08 | Local Companies
  Perrysburg solar-panel maker gets state aid
A needed state loan to help pay for the equipment at a start-up solar manufacturer in suburban Toledo has been approved.
12.15.08 | Blade Area
  Xunlight, SuGanit obtain alternative energy grants
Two Toledo companies were among 10 organizations in the state awarded grants to accelerate the development of advanced energy in Ohio. Xunlight Corp.
9.23.2008 | the Toledo Blade

University of Toledo shares $4.4M in grant from U.S. Energy: Funds to help study earth-friendly fuel

9.16.2008 | JumpStart News

Freedom Meditech Receives JumpStart Investment

9.7.2008 | the Toledo Blade

Area firms poised to catch clean-tech investment wave: Ownership stakes Potential pitfalls 'Mathematical approach' Popular segment

8.29.2008 | Fox Business

Toledo, OH, Goes Green NW Ohio Regional Growth Partnership, Discusses how Toledo, Ohio, is Building a Green Energy Hub

8.26.2008 | the Toledo Blade
  Xunlight adds $7M to loan total

7.10.2008 | Mithridion News


Mithridion Announces Commencement of Phase I Clinical Trial of Investigational Drug for Alzheimer’s Disease

7.18.2008 | The Toledo Blade
  Toledo’s Xunlight gets $4.9 million state grant
7.4.2008 | The Toledo Blade
  Toledo’s Xunlight Corp. given $668,103 grant
7.3.2008 | Turning Point News

11th Annual Sorenson Champions Challenge: Top golfers react positively to the core conditioning and muscle memory training of the Core Trainer at Johnny Miller's Thanksgiving Point Golf Club. READ THE FULL STORY

6.26.2008 | UT News


UT seals deal with professor to create spinoff to generate fresh water
UT, Esclapeus Biopharmaceuticals ink deal to develop molecule to fight obesity

6.19.2008 | Engadget


Freedom Meditech promises glucose-monitoring eye scanner  A non-invasive glucose monitoring technology developed at UT is slated for clinical trials, thanks to Freedom Meditech and Batelle, Engadget reports.

6.19.2008 | Diabetes Mine


A New Shot at Glucose Monitoring in the Eye

6.18.2008 | UToday
  More than skin deep: A look at UT’s Anatomical Donation Program Anatomy & Physiology Revealed: licensed to McGraw-Hill Publishing
6.5.2008 | Mithridion Press Release

Mithridion and Cognitive Pharmaceuticals Join Forces Merged drug development firms close on $2.3 million Series B funding round

4.25.2008 | Xunlight Corporation
  Xunlight Establishes Xunlight 26 Solar to Commercialize CdTe Photovoltaics
4.25.2008 | The Toledo Blade

Solar firm with UT ties expanding Investor's $22M to be used for full-size production line

4.22.2008 | The Toledo Blade

3 area projects receive Ohio Third Frontier research grants

4.18.2008 | Toledo Free Press
  Xunlight burns bright for UT licensing, tech transfer program.

Two studies rank UT among nation's best
4.15.2008 | UT News
  Xunlight Highlights UT’s Technology Transfer Successes
4.4.2008 | CNN News
       Green-collar jobs in Toledo region focus of CNN report A CNN news segment featured UT faculty member Dr. Xunming Deng, president and CEO of Xunlight Corp. (3 minute video)
3.28.2008 | SuGanit Systems News Release

Launch Client SuGanit Systems Receives Third Frontier Grant The State of Ohio’s Third Frontier Commission has awarded a $250,000 grant to the region.

3.28.2008 | The Toledo Blade
  Programs at UT receive boost from pair of grants The University of Toledo lands $5 million in new grant money that could help the region's environment.
3.18.2008 | UT News

Growth of University inventions continues

3.18.2008 | UT News
  UT receives recognition for transferring technology to commercial sector The University of Toledo for excellence in licensing new technology and generating spin-off companies.
UT receives international recognition for transferring technology to the commercial sector



Recently, two independent presentations that highlighted UT’s and Akron’s technology transfer successes were presented at the Annual Meeting of The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). AUTM is the largest & most prestigious international university technology transfer organization. The San Diego meeting was attended by 2000 persons, with about 600 international participants.

"Tech Transfer (TT) is just not for the Stanford's & MIT's anymore. A recent report  by Innovation Associates for the NSF TT  & Commercialization Partnerships shows that universities with more modest research budgets and those located  in more economically challenged areas are becoming increasingly successful in technology transfer and commercialization. Academic institutions, such as Iowa State, Brigham Young, the Univ. Of Akron and the Univ. Of Toledo, are more productive in executing licenses & launching start-ups than some better known universities.  These universities score in the top ten nationally for new/active licenses and/or start-ups, relative to research expenditures."

Innovation Associates, is a very highly regarding consulting firm with which neither UT nor Akron have any affiliation.

For nearly two decades, Innovation Associates (IA) has pioneered technology-based economic development, bringing best practices and new strategies to governments, organizations and corporations. We bring expertise, creativity and intellectual capital in innovation, entrepreneurship, science and technology, and economic development. By adapting and customizing models from around the world, we leverage the unique strengths of our clients, giving them a value-added advantage.

2.28.2008 | Meditech News


Freedom Meditech, Inc: Deal Between Freedom Meditech and Battelle Could Lead to Breakthrough in Diabetes Management

2.15.2008 | Toledo Free Press
  UT researchers work to take medical invention to market.
2.12.2008 | Meditech News
  Freedom Meditech Establishes Diabetes R&D Operations in Ohio. With Significant Milestones Met, Company Now Looks to Secure Series A Venture
2.6.2008 | UT News

New corporation created to take potentially lifesaving invention into marketplace


2007 News
11.29.2007 | The Toledo Blade

Strickland touts Toledo alternate-energy hub: Gov. Ted Strickland got an earful yesterday from local energy entrepreneurs and dignitaries, then extolled the virtues of his state energy plan he has gotten through the Ohio Senate and soon hopes to have taken up by the Ohio House.

11.27.2007 | The Toledo Blade

UT chosen office site of energy alliance: The University of Toledo has taken another step toward making the area a leader in alternative energy.

11.18.2007 | The Toledo Blade

Area a world leader in promising method of panel production: AMID pessimism about a metro Toledo economy that continues to be overly reliant on automobile production and smokestack industries, a ray of sunlight has shined.

10.8.2008 | Newsweek

The Power of the Sun The search for renewable-energy sources is making clean-tech jobs hot.

7.30.2007 | The Toledo Blade


The Blade featured a story about The Turning Point, which manufactures a golf exercise device invented by Drs. Goel and Pincivero

7.13.2007 | The Toledo Blade


The Blade published an article about MWOE, the Photo Voltaics spin-off by Dr. Deng

2.7.2007 | The Toledo Blade


The Blade published an article about Freedom Meditech and the non-invasive blood glucose device by Dr. Cameron

1.30.2007 | Meditech News
  Freedom Meditech Executes License for Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring Technology for Diabetes. Freedom Meditech commences operations; looks to secure additional angel financing.
September 2006 | Milken Institute Study
  The University of Toledo is ranked 7th internationally in start-ups per Million Research Expenditures





























































































































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