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MU Ingenuity Grows Successful Ventures

VIDEO: View a general overview of Mizzou Tech Transfer.

VIDEO: Professor Kattesh Katti uses gold nanoparticles in holistic medicine.

VIDEO: Inventor James Cook shares his orthopaedic technologies.

VIDEO: Researcher Teresa Lever creates tools to detect vocal cord dysfunction.

VIDEO: Elemental Enzymes develops solutions for agriculture.

VIDEO: New software supports and improves patient care.

VIDEO: MU partners with Genus to produce virus-resistant pigs.

VIDEO: Point-of-care test rapidly diagnoses bacterial infections.

The MU Research Reactor is the nation’s sole supplier of the active ingredient in FDA-approved cancer therapy Lutathera®. This is the fourth radiopharmaceutical that MU has commercialized in partnership with private companies.

Beyond Meat has products available at more than 19,000 retail stores and restaurants nationwide — and it all started with technology from Mizzou.

iSocial, a classroom curriculum designed by MU researchers to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder cultivate better social skills, has been licensed by Nascent Stage Development LLC, a company that will develop it into an expansive, online virtual world for millions of families and educators worldwide.

MU researcher and top innovator James Cook doubles preservation time for transplant tissues. Learn more about his technologies in a 2-minute video.

MU receives $300,000 USDA grant for national bovine reproduction and genomics center that will promote technologies Mizzou animal sciences faculty have developed and are using every day.


MU bioengineering Professor Sheila Grant has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the organization announced Dec. 12. Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional accolade bestowed soley to academic inventors.

Gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, developed by MU researcher Dongsheng Duan, has advanced to human clinical trials led by Solid Biosciences, the company that licensed the technology from Mizzou.

Influential millennial entrepreneurs from Mizzou’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources recently met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Mizzou startup Modern Meadow recently debuted Zoa™ biofabricated leather grown in its New York laboratory.

On Nov. 3, the Mizzou Alumni Association honors 11 elite graduates and faculty members, including green nanotechnology innovator Kattesh Katti.

MU tech-transfer expert Chris Fender discusses patents, profits and faculty innovations in a Columbia Missourian story.

Mizzou awards five Coulter grants to engineers and medical clinicians to bring innovations to patients.

@Mizzou spinoff debuts an affordable teeth-whitening kit Novashine developed by MU engineers.

@Mizzou startup @BeyondMeat says actor Leonardo DiCaprio is now an investor along with Bill Gates and Twitter founders.

MU partner @Pipelineorg received $2 million from the Kauffman Foundation for its fellowship program for entrepreneurs.

Investment, business, tech-transfer and faculty pros shared what it takes to commercialize innovations at the Oct. 12 Mizzou Innovator Half-Day Conference.

Central office staff from MU's Office of Technology Management & Industry Relations have moved to a new home.

Prolific MU inventor James Cook and his team find bone marrow concentrate improves joint transplants.

The latest MIZZOU magazine features a tech transfer data page with patents issued, technologies licensed, revenue earned and other measures of our commitment to transforming faculty innovations into new products, businesses and jobs.

A company founded by Xu Han, an MU College of Engineering researcher, is completely reshaping the manner in which cells and tissue are preserved.

MU's Tech Transfer office is pursuing patent rights for FLI, a chemical medium that could revolutionize both piglet and human IVF treatments.

Mizzou's Tech-Transfer Office to hold its inaugural Mizzou Tech Roadshow and Mixer 3 to 6 p.m., Aug. 8, at Thompson Coburn in St. Louis for investors, entrepreneurs and business development executives.

Longtime Mizzou leader and accomplished scientist Mark A. McIntosh has a joint appointment as vice president for research and economic development for UM System and vice chancellor for research, graduate studies and economic development for MU. In these roles, McIntosh is charged with growing the university's research enterprise and overseeing its tech-transfer activities.

MU is among the top 12% of universities worldwide for number of utility patents granted in 2016.

An expert in optical sensors, Mizzou's new chancellor holds four patents and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Flourishing Mizzou startup company Nanova plans to employ 20 more people this year.

Mizzou is in the Milken Institute's top 25% for turning basic research into new technologies.

Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council signs agreement to commercialize high oleic soybean technology developed by MU and USDA researchers.

World-renowned MU geneticist and innovator James Birchler is SEC Professor of the Year.

MU appoints Brian Matlock to move engineering inventions to market.

New technique could revolutionize laser-based dermatological procedures.

Learn more about lab-grown meat, including fried chicken from Mizzou startup Memphis Meats.

Mizzou startup company Beyond Meat founder and CEO Ethan Brown featured on NPR.

MU researchers discover new link to fight billion-dollar threat to soybean production (patent pending).

New class of materials could revolutionize biomedical, alternative energy industries (patent pending).

Columbia-based health solutions company develops OBERD software system based on the work of former MU researcher Ali Hussam.

New TREND software analyzes series of images faster, cheaper and more accurately than ever before.

MU engineer Hongbin “Bill” Ma invents coffee tumbler that holds liquids at optimal temps for hours.


MU appoints Buntaine to move health sciences discoveries to market.

MU researcher Jerry Taylor, an international animal genetics leader with licensed and patented technologies, receives Distinguished Faculty Award.

Mosaics from the MU College of Arts and Science covers MU innovators and entrepreneurs.

MU Awards $500,000 in grants to accelerate biomedical discoveries from lab to market.

Tech billionaire Bill Gates backs Beyond Meat, a company that sells products created with Mizzou technology.

Chicken giant Tyson Foods buys a stake in vegan start-up Beyond Meat.

Organovo, the company that licensed MU 3-D bioprinting technology, announces the addition of Human Kidney Tissue to their product and service portfolio.


Older adults live independently longer when monitored by care team and technology.

MU researchers are taking sensor system from lab to marketplace.

Pigs that are resistant to incurable disease developed at MU.


Last Updated: February 9, 2018