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1 U N I V E R S I T Y O F N E V A D A, L A S V E G A S Technology & Business Development at UNLV Administrative Development Seminar (ADS) September 12, 2012 Technology & Business Development at UNLV Administrative Development Seminar (ADS) September 12, 2012

2 U N I V E R S I T Y O F N E V A D A, L A S V E G A S UNLV Office of Economic Development Established May 2012 Mission: To promote private- and public-sector partnerships to support economic and workforce development, to attract industry-sponsored research, and to protect and develop intellectual property. The staff offers guidance on partnership opportunities, commercialization, and other services for both faculty and prospective external partners. Dr. Jim Thomson, Special Advisor to the President for Regional Development Rob Nielsen, Business Development Officer Mark Litman JD, Intellectual Property Officer Jill Zimbelman, Program Coordinator

3 U N I V E R S I T Y O F N E V A D A, L A S V E G A S Activities and Objectives Strong connection to statewide economic development (e.g., GOED, RDA) and collaboration with NSHE institutions, including NSC Service to Businesses 75+ company contacts & 300+ individual contacts made in 6 different regional business sectors since March “UNLV Means Business” conference Service to Faculty 4 provisional applications filed since May IP Committee Promote Faculty Research Capabilities Expand Industry-sponsored Research Publicize Core Facilities Integrate Technology Development Across Campus

4 U N I V E R S I T Y O F N E V A D A, L A S V E G A S Technology Development: Step-by-Step Management Disclosure Evaluation (IP Committee) ProtectionDevelopment Commercialization Communication IP Committee Evaluation 6 Weeks Initial Evaluation 3 Weeks Application Filed 3 Months First Contact Response/Input from Primary Investigators Draft Application *Filing of an application will be expediting if a publication is pending and/or if the Primary Investigators actively work with the Office of Economic Development to move the draft application forward.

5 U N I V E R S I T Y O F N E V A D A, L A S V E G A S Dr. Schiller and Dr. Strong’s inventive technology offers a way of surgically excising a defective or disease genome from the human genome, reducing the potential for latent release of an active virus or activation of the defective genome. This extraordinary complex technology was moved from a very preliminary disclosure to filing of a US patent application within 2 months. Martin SchillerChristy Strong ProfessorPostdoctoral Scholar Faculty Research to Patent Application Genome Surgery for HIV Treatment

6 U N I V E R S I T Y O F N E V A D A, L A S V E G A S Faculty Research to Patent Application Plasma Treatment to Strengthen Diamonds Zhiyong WangWilliam Wang Professor The physical properties of a diamond are altered by: applying a cationic elemental plasma to a diamond at a plasma temperature of less than 300C; allowing the cationic plasma to chemically bond with atoms in defects within the diamond; and removing the plasma from the diamond. Grade quality and strength of diamonds are increased, raising the commercial value, especially for industrial diamonds.

7 U N I V E R S I T Y O F N E V A D A, L A S V E G A S Faculty Research to Patent Application IED DETECTOR Robert Schill, Jr. Professor A system and method of reducing the performance characteristics of a detonator of an explosive device having steps of: directing electromagnetic energy at the detonator; continuing direction of the electromagnetic energy at the detonator at a fluence, frequency and duration sufficient to cause Joule heating of a wire within the detonator; and the Joule heating causing a diminution of the electrical transmission capability of the wire sufficient to reduce the performance characteristics of the detonator. Specially Designed Coil Nevada Shocker

8 U N I V E R S I T Y O F N E V A D A, L A S V E G A S More Information Flora Dungan Humanities, 3 rd floor


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