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Moving Discoveries to Market: How Investments in Commercialization Support Can Lead to Better Health | PennState Medicine October 23, 2013
As federal funding for research has decreased in recent years, the College of Medicine has increased its commercialization efforts through the Office of Technology Development to ensure that its most promising work reaches those it is intended to benefit. Read full article.

PA Universities Dominate in National Contest for Innovative Economic Initiatives | Keystone Edge September 5, 2013
Four innovative economic growth initiatives at Pennsylvania universities are among 20 finalists in a national competition recognizing cutting-edge programs. Read full article.  

Technology Development at Penn State Hershey Featured in Pennsylvania Angel Network Newsletter | PA Angel Network Newsletter August 2013
Penn State Hershey is fostering an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the sweetest place on earth. The Office of Technology Development, located in the Hershey Center for Applied Research, is the technology transfer arm serving Penn State College of Medicine and Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Read full article.

UDEA Selects Top 20 University Economic Initiatives in North America | University Economic Development Association August 8, 2013
The 2013 University Economic Development Association (UEDA) Awards of Excellence Finalists have been chosen and the competition this year is at an all time high.  Read full article.

Pennsylvania Advancing Innovation | PA BioWatch Pennsylvania Bio’s Quarterly News Source March 2012
When Keith Marmer joined Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine in 2011, the academic health center was fertile ground for a fresh perspective on the tech transfer process. Read full article. 

Innovation | Perspectives  March 2012
Recently, Pacific Edge Diagnostics, Ltd., a New Zealand based company, announced plans to expand its operations to Hershey, where it will fill 100 new jobs in Pennsylvania over the next three years. From its new facility adjacent to the Medical Center at the Hershey Center for Applied Research (HCAR), Pacific Edge will develop and market its new bladder cancer diagnostic test to the U.S. Market. Read full article. 

Grant of $425,000 supports Penn State medical faculty’s business ideas | Keystone Edge  March 29, 2012
Labs at the Penn State College of Medicine are teeming with cutting-edge research, and now the doctors behind these breakthroughs will have more resources dedicated to turning them into companies. Read full article. 

Penn State College of Medicine to receive $425,000 to promote new company development |  March 5, 2012
Penn State College of Medicine announced this morning it has been awarded a $425,000 grant as part of the Discovered in PA, Developed in PA program, from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Officials said the state grant will aid in accelerating new company growth and entrepreneurial activity connected to the research base at the college of medicine. Read full article. 


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