Innovation News

New Associate Vice President of Contract Research & Development Services at Wake Forest Innovations

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Jan. 22, 2014 – Chris Jerome, B.Vet.Med., Ph.D., has been named Associate Vice President, Contract Research & Development Services at Wake Forest Innovations. “The combination of Dr. Jerome’s academic and contract research backgrounds is an asset that will help him engage faculty and promote our services to industry,” said Edward Abraham, M.D., continue reading

New Patent Will Enable 3D Printing of Customized Orthopedic Inserts

A new patent has been issued to Wake Forest Innovations collaborator Donald Spector, chairman of New York College of Health Professions. This patent, according to Lisa Pamintuan, president of New York College of Health Professions, will change the cost curve for customized orthotic and orthopedic inserts and will make customized orthotic and orthopaedic inserts available continue reading

Death of Frederick Sanger

By Eric Tomlinson, DSc, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer The world lost a true pioneer today, a man whose research laid the foundation for so much of what is being accomplished in laboratories here and across the globe. University of Cambridge biochemist Frederick Sanger, a two-time winner of the Nobel prize for chemistry, launched the era continue reading

Wake Forest Innovations Announces License Agreement with Causa Research

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Sept. 12, 2013 – Wake Forest Innovations, the commercialization arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, today announced a licensing agreement with one of its newest startup companies, Causa Research, at the 12th-annual Tech Briefing hosted by the Tech Council of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce. Founded by leading adherence researcher and Wake Forest continue reading

New International Partnership with CHA Health Systems to Support Product Development and Commercialization

Wake Forest Innovations and Seoul, Korea-based CHA Health Systems today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a broad-based international partnership to include the development and commercialization of products that arise from both organizations. Key to the international partnership will be translational research to bring technologies and therapies from the lab to the clinic.

Stem Cell Biotechnology Workshop Scheduled for September 11-12

Few advances have elicited more excitement in the biomedical research community as well as the public sector than genetic reprogramming. The upcoming Stem Cell Biotechnology Workshop centers on genetic reprogramming. Genetic reprogramming by forced expression of a small set of genes converts somatic cells like skin, liver and heart cells into induced pluripotent stem (iPS) continue reading

Urine-Harvested Stem Cells May Have Therapeutic Potential

Harvesting stem cells has been a challenge for scientists seeking to use stem cells for new therapies and treatments. But new research from the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine has identified stem cells in urine that can be used to develop multiple cell types. The researchers, let by Dr. Yuanyuan Zhang, report in the continue reading