Posted in Issued Patents, News

Patent Issued for Technology that Improves Eyesight Dramatically

U.S. patent has been issued to the University of Rochester for technology that has boosted the eyesight of tens of thousands of people around the world to unprecedented levels and reduced the need for patients to undergo repeat surgeries.

The patent issued this week for work done by Scott MacRae, M.D., director of the Refractive Surgery Center at the Flaum Eye Institute, and Manoj Venkiteshwar, Ph.D., formerly a post-doctoral researcher at the University’s Center for Visual Science.

The pair invented the Rochester Nomogram, a complex formula that helps physicians determine how refractive surgery, such as LASIK, will affect a person’s eyesight. The Nomogram adjusts the way a laser interacts with a person’s eye tissue, vastly reducing the chances that the patient’s eyes will be near-sighted or far-sighted after the procedure.

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Posted in Events

The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN) Class XIII: Four Intensive Boot Camps Starting in October!

The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN) announces its next class, which begins on October 18th. Apply today, and if you’re one of the 20 high-growth ventures to be accepted, the access you’ll get will be invaluable.

Access to local and national experts for the advice and experience that propels company founders and leaders to the next level and ups their game with investors, R&D grants, business plans, product commercialization, sales and marketing, pricing, hiring, and leadership.

Plus, access to the guidance successful leaders need to avoid the pitfalls out there: bad deals, money left on the table, giving away too much equity, hiring the wrong people, bad metrics, and more.

For 12 previous classes over the past six years, more than 200 area business executives and start-ups have taken advantage of the experts TEN brings in for its highly focused “boot camps.” These renowned experts not only teach, they work with you one-to-one to further develop and expand your own capabilities and those of your business enterprise. Now that’s access!

Established business leader or new venture entrepreneur – it doesn’t matter: Graduate from TEN and you operate on a higher level.

Admission by acceptance only.

TEN Class XIII: Oct. 18 & 19; Nov. 29 & 30; Dec. 13 & 14; Jan 4 & 18; Feb. 1 

Learn more and Apply Today!

Posted in F.I.R.E. Series

F.I.R.E. Series – MTAs and CDAs – September 11, 2012, from 12pm – 1pm in the Class of ’62 Auditorium!

The Office of Technology Transfer, in cooperation with the Center for Entrepreneurship proudly present F.I.R.E. in September:

“The Importance of MTAs and CDAs in Shared Research: All You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask”

Are you confused about Materials Transfer Agreements and Confidentiality Agreements? Would you like to know more about them? This presentation is designed to help maximize your understanding of these Agreements and to learn about the University’s requirements for their implementation. This presentation is open to the research community and to anyone who would like to learn more about when these agreements are needed, the implications of certain language used in the agreement, and how they affect the University’s research.

Where: the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425 & 1-9425)
When: *Tuesday, 11 September 2012, 12:00 – 1:00 PM


A light lunch will be served following the presentation. Please contact David Englert, or call 585.784.8856 for more information or to register for this event.

Although the F.I.R.E. Series continues to be free and open to the public, a small fee for parking may apply (usually between $5 and $6). Registration would be appreciated by noon Monday, 11 September 2012.