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Nov 21, 2017

Obese women, particularly those who have gestational diabetes (high blood sugar during pregnancy) tend to have large babies, according to researchers at Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Health. Their study findings were recently published in in the journal, JAMA Pediatrics.

Nov 9, 2017

Join federal technology transfer and regional business professionals on November 14-15, 2017 at The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Maryland. Focus on day one of this Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting is on "Challenges in the Adoption of Research Outcomes." Industry Partnering Day follows, with presentations, exhibition tables, and award presentations. Online and on-site registration is available.

Nov 3, 2017


Results from a large clinical trial in Liberia showed that two candidate Ebola vaccines pose no major safety concerns and can elicit immune responses that last for at least one year. One of the two vaccine candidate was co-developed by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)'s Vaccine Research Center (VRC) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

Nov 2, 2017

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced $20 million in funding from the Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) awards program.

Nov 1, 2017


The 2017 Deals of Distinction™ Award was presented to National Institutes of Health, (NIH) along with its corporate partners, AbbVie and Biogen, for a license agreement related to the development and launch of Zinbryta® for treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS)   The award, one of the most prestigious for technology transfer, was given to NIH and its partners at the Licensing Executives Society Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

Oct 20, 2017

Oct 17, 2017

The NIH’s tech transfer community is pursuing new law firm contracts for managing patent prosecution matters. The current contracts end Spring of 2019. As part of the development for the new Statement of Work (SOW), the community is seeking input from outside entities on what information would be helpful for the NIH to consider.

Oct 16, 2017

The National Institutes of Health has launched a five-year, $215 million public-private partnership (PPP) with biopharma industry to accelerate development of immunotherapies targeted at cancer treatment.

Oct 13, 2017

Effect of anti-HIV drug

Researchers at the NIH have been not only at the forefront of developing an anti-HIV drug, but also managed to create a groundswell for such work though partnering with industry. This is because very few companies can fund early-stage research.

Sep 21, 2017

The Office of Intramural Research, Office of the Director, NIH, invites you to the twelfth annual Philip S. Chen, Jr., Ph.D. Distinguished Lecture on Innovation and Technology Transfer. The lecture will be held on November 17, 2017 at 10:00AM in the Masur Auditorium, Building 10, NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. 

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