Monday January 27, 2014 0 commentsFORT COLLINS - Colorado State University researchers were named on 27 issued patents in FY 2013, breaking the annual record, and eight startup companies were formed during the year, another record.
CSU Ventures, the office charged with commercializing research by CSU researchers and faculty, revealed those and other facts in its just-released 2013 Annual Report.
Other facts in the report:
- $110 million in net product sales based on licensed CSU technologies was generated during the year
- 114 inventions were disclosed
- 148 patent applications were filed
- 31 inventions were licensed to Colorado companies
- 16 inventions were licensed to out-of-state companies
- 470 people were employed by CSU startup companies as of July 1, 2013
- Human health and ag/veterinary were the top two invention categories, with 31 percent and 30 percent respectively
Startup companies launched in 2013 were: CETYA Therapeutics, Colorado MicroTech, E-FLUX, endolytics, hyperion, jobzology, Mantel Technologies and MonImmune Therapeutics.
In addition, CSU Ventures' Ambassador Program, comprised of CSU students, completed its inaugural year, significantly increasing awareness of intellectual property and commercialization through educational and networking efforts, according to Todd Headley, CSU Ventures president.
CSU is one of the top performing research institutions in the U.S., with research spending of about $313 million in FY 2013.