ompany and OHSU to achieve their respective objectives. It is a prime example of the pragmatic approach we have taken in negotiating with industry, and it is that approach which has helped enable us to achieve the gains we have."
Intel's Digital Health Group has sponsored studies by OHSU researchers which focus on technological innovations to enhance independent living for the aging and to detect early markers of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases. The group is developing and testing technologies to assess cognitive and motor changes, to support instrumental activities of daily living, and to provide automated coaching to help people live healthier lives with the ultimate aim of translating the findings into health-related products, services and personalized medicine.
Intel is providing more than $3 million for the project, which involves placing sensors in the homes of scores of seniors. It is coordinated by OHSU's Oregon Center for Aging & Technology, one of the National Institutes of Health Edward R. Roybal Centers for
Research on Applied Gerontology dedicated to developing technologies that optimize the health and quality of life of older people.
Other key measures of OHSU's progress in moving discoveries toward commercialization during the last fiscal year:
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- Thirteen patents were issued to OHSU innovators, up from 10 the previous year and 9 the year before for a total of 55 in the last five years.
- Sixty-seven patent applications were filed, up from 66 the previous year and 49 the year prior for a total of 307 in the last five years.
- Invention disclosures for the fiscal year totaled 108, down from 133 in fiscal year 2007 and 115 the prior year. Invention disclosures over the last five years totaled 869.
- One hundred ninety seven (197) commercialization agreements which cover development of products based on intellectual property developed and owned by OHSU were signed in FY08, up from 91 the previo
. Commercialization aim of grant supporting technology that destroys cancer cells2
. Food scientists confirm commercial product effectively kills bacteria in vegetable washwater3
. NOAA proposes rule to prevent commercial harvesting of krill4
. OCAST funds OSU projects with commercial viability5
. IEEE Homeland Security Conference Business Panel to feature experts on technology commercialization6
. UTMB inventions win University of Texas System commercialization awards7
. Computers explain why pears may become brown during commercial storage8
. OHSU turns innovations into commercial opportunities at record pace