Technology Transfer


2018 News

5.31.18 | UT News
12-year-old UT student creates faster, cheaper way to make pharmaceutical drugs, agricultural pesticides 

2017 News

7.19.17 | Purdue University Research Foundation News
Technology could transform microalgae into bio-based chemicals to increase biofeedstock, reduce landfill waste

2016 News

12.2.16 | UT News
UT awarded federal innovation grant in invest in academic researchers throughout NW Ohio

6.7.16  |
UT professor seeks funds for food pathogen device

5.25.16 | UT Office of Communications
Biomedical company created by UT faculty celebrates FDA clearance, first product launch

4.15.16 | UT News
UT Cardiologists, Engineer Team up to Develop, Market Device that Extracts Blood Clots  

4.14.16 | TechOhio
Thermomorph Device allows for Complete Clot Removal

4.14.16 | Ohio Development Services Agency
Ohio Supporting Innovative Technology Companies

1.26.16 |TechOhio
Spinal Balance: Surgical Sterilization Done Right

2015 News

12.10.15 | UT News
Looking for research funding?  Apply for I-Corps@Ohio starting Jan. 4 

12.3.15 |
Ohio thinks big to help researchers commercialize new technology

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 chemotherapy

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 eliminate the need to use lab animals for testing 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

Last Updated: 5/31/18