Codagenix Inc., a Spinoff from Stony Brook University, Publishes Preclinical Data Supporting the Potential Safety and Efficacy of COVI-VAC
Intranasal COVID-19 vaccine demonstrates single-dose efficacy in preclinical studies, in parallel with achievement of Phase 1 clinical milestone.
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Free IP Certification Course
The Nationa Academy of Inventors offers a free online intellectual property course and certification in partnership with The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property and NAI Fellow Dr. Gary Michelson.
Codagenix and Serum Institute of India Announce Commencement of First-in-Human Trial of a Single Dose, Intranasal Live Attenuated Vaccine for COVID-19
Codagenix, Inc., (the spinoff from the Stony Brook University), and the Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd. (SIIPL) announced that a Phase 1 clinical trial of COVI-VAC received regulatory approval by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and has commenced in London, UK . COVI-VAC is a single-dose intranasal, live attenuated vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, that was shown to be safe and efficacious in preclinical animal studies. COVI-VAC was developed with Codagenix's Synthetic Attenuated Virus Engineering ( SAVE ) platform that uses synthetic biology to re-code the genes of viruses into safe and stable vaccines. COVI-VAC is designed to deliver a safe, live attenuated version of SARS-CoV-2 that may induce a more robust immune response and long-lasting cellular immunity against SARS-CoV-2 compared to other vaccines against the virus.
SuperClean Glass in the semifinal of the DOE competition!
We are thrilled to announce that SBU-affiliated startup SuperClean Glass Inc. has been selected as semi-finalist in the DOE competition: 20 companies out of 130 were selected to receive $50,000 and will advance to the next phase.
Congratulations to the SuperClean Glass team!
Codagenix and SBU’s Synthetic Attenuated Virus Engineering (SAVE) technology highlighted in the AUTM Better World Project
We are excited to announce that the article on Codagenix (a spinoff from Stony Brook University (SBU) based on Synthetic Attenuated Virus Engineering (SAVE) technology developed by Dr Wimmer et al has been recently published within the AUTM Better World Project.
The article highlights Codagenix using SAVE technology to successfully synthesize a readily scalable live-attenuated vaccine candidate against COVID-19.
The story has been submitted as a part of an AUTM award competition; it has been chosen to be showcased, and is now a candidate for the Better World Award.
Read the full story here
Congratulations to Stony Brook Team on the R&D Award!
Stony Brook University researchers, together with SBU-affiliated startup Superclean Glass Inc. , have received the R&D 100 Award from R&D World magazine . The award is often referred to as the “Oscars of Innovation.”
Congratulations to Our 15 Newly Inducted SBU-NAI Members on Their Induction in the 2020 Class of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
The 16th International Conference on Emerging Technologies for a Smarter World (CEWIT2020)
Organized by the New York State Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) at Stony Brook University, our international conference is a destination for researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs, across borders and disciplines. Last year’s CEWIT2019 conference attracted over 250 industry and academic participants from 4 countries. Over seventeen presenters took the podium in various sessions.
Congratulations to Donna Tumminello who receives the 2020 SUNY Chancellor's award for Excellence in Professional Service!
IPP congratulates Eszter Boros for being named 2020 Moore Inventor Fellow!
University funds 17 COVID-related research projects - June 2020
Seventeen research projects directly related to the current COVID-19 outbreak have received $398,200 in seed funding from the Office of the VIce President doe Research (OVPR) and the Institiute for Engineering-Driven Medicine (IEDM).
Congratulations to Dr. Anurag Purwar and Dr. Fu-Pen Chiang on their Election to the August 2020 Class of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Senior Members
NAI Senior Members are active faculty, scientists and administrators from NAI Member Institutions who have demonstrated remarkable innovation and produced technologies that have the potential for a significant impact on the welfare of society. Our rising stars also have proven success in patents, licensing and commercialization.
RF SUNY ranked #40 in the List of Top 100 Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2019
The Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2019 has been announced by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). You can find a full list here. State University of New York has been ranked #40 in the list; according to the report, SUNY ranking increase from 2018 is +53 spots. The report uses data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and highlights the vital role patents play in university research and innovation.
Published annually since 2013, the report ranks the top 100 universities named as the first assignee on utility patents granted by the USPTO in the 2019 calendar year. https://academyofinventors.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020-2019-top-100.pdf
Key organizational changes in the Intellectual Property Partners (IPP) - March 2020
Donna Tumminello has been promoted to Associate Director of the IPP. In this role she is responsible for managing the technology licensing team and all activities related to invention evaluation, intellectual property strategy, and business collaborations for all new technology disclosures.
Additional technology licensing team changes are as follows:
Valery Matthys has been promoted to Licensing Associate. In her new role, Valery will be responsible for ensuring that promising inventions, developed by our faculty and graduate students, lead to public benefit through successful collaborations with the business community. Valery will also develop and lead two new Technology Commercialization Assistants in invention evaluation, marketing, and the administration of intellectual property.
James Martino has been promoted to Licensing Specialist . In his new role, James will be managing technology evaluation, patenting, marketing, and partnering for inventions developed by faculty and graduate students in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. James has also recently earned his U.S. Patent Agent certification as well as a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering.
IPP is also happy to welcome our two new Technology Commercialization Assistants , Harrison Seidner and Marcus Coleman , to the IPP technology licensing team. They both are being trained in the field of technology transfer and are supporting our efforts in evaluating, protecting, and marketing SBU’s inventions.
Stony Brook startup, Codagenix, collaborates to develope COVID-19 vaccine - February 2020
Codagenix and Serum Institute of India initiate Co-Development of a scalable, live-attenuated vaccine against COVID-19.
Changes to the Campus Royalty Distribution: Increased Lab Share
The royalty distribution policy has been updated to increase the lab share for royalty earned from license agreements entered into after January 1st, 2020. The new lab share cap is $250,000. The policy can be found here.
ATTENTION : SBU Inventor Portal Users
Digital Signature Requirements
Your New Technology and Reagent Disclosures are important to us! Once you submit your disclosure through the Inventor Portal, all SBU inventors will receive an email requesting their digital signature. The digital signatures of all SBU inventors are imperative to the disclosure process. Please be sure to electronically sign your disclosures when prompted by email. IPP cannot move forward in the evaluation process without all required signatures. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-632-9009, if you have any questions or need assistance. We are here to help!
“Attracting and Collaborating with Industry Partners” Panel Discussion - Feb. 5, 2020
On February 5, 2020, the Intellectual Property Partners, in partnership with the Stony Brook Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors, held a panel discussion “Attracting and Collaborating with Industry Partners,” featuring seasoned SBU faculty entrepreneurs and technology developers, and moderated by Peter Donnelly, Associate VP for Technology Partnerships. The panelists offered insight into their successful collaborations with industry partners including ways to attract and nurture these important relationships for the long term.
We will be hosting future events to help grow and mentor the Stony Brook University innovation community.
After Successful Seed, Qunnect Set For Ludicrous Speed - Jan. 2020
Marking another quantum leap for cybersecure long-distance communications, a high-tech Stony Brook University startup has completed a key financing round.
Codagenix Inc. has closed a $20M Series B investment round - Jan. 13, 2020
Codagenix Inc. , a startup launched by SBU assistant research professor Steffan Mueller and Farmingdale State College biology professor J. Robert Coleman, has closed a $20M Series B investment round . The funding will allow the synthetic biology company, which is a resident of Broadhollow Bioscience Park, to bring its respiratory virus and influenza vaccines closer to the marketplace, move its oncology program into Phase I clinical trials, and launch two new vaccine development programs targeting neglected public health challenges.
MicroRid Technologies Inc. has received Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Technology/Therapeutic Development Award - Jan. 13, 2020
MicroRid Technologies Inc. has received a five year, $4 million, Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Technology/Therapeutic Development Award, which is administered by the Department of Defense office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
SuperClean Glass has won a PowerBridgeNY Ignition Grant - Dec. 17, 2019
A Stony Brook University start-up, SuperClean Glass, has won a $50,000 PowerBridgeNY Ignition Grant which can be applied to business start-up costs.
The company will use the funding to commercialize its patent-pending, self-cleaning technology that removes dust from solar panels and regains up to 95% of lost energy.
Two Stony Brook Faculty Named 2019 National Academy of Inventors Fellows - Dec. 6, 2019
Israel Kleinberg , DDS, PhD, DSc, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Oral Biology and Pathology, and Stanislaus S. Wong , PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, have been selected as Fellows by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) — the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.
A Stony Brook University start-up, Akai Kaeru, executed an exclusive license agreement with The Research Foundation for the State University of New York to commercialize an interactive visualization software called the Data Concept Map which allows a user to view important multivariate data relationships simultaneously to assist with decision making.
Center for Integrated Electric Energy Systems (CIEES )
A NY Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) funded by NYSTAR, Center for Integrated Electric Energy Systems (CIEES ), is supporting industry-academia projects with NY companies, addressing technologies ranging from synthetic fuels to additive manufacturing and energy storage. All of these activities shared one common goal: realizing our vision of Long Island as the ‘Valley’ of renewable energy and smart grid.