Purdue, IU to showcase technologies for commercialization at Oct. 9 event in Fort Wayne

September 10, 2013  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., and FORT WAYNE, Ind. - An innovation that could help surgeons determine if a pacemaker has been implanted correctly will be presented along with two other Purdue University discoveries at an Oct. 9 event in Fort Wayne.

The Fort Wayne Technology Showcase will be 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT at the Cole Training Room in the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, 3201 Stellhorn Road, Fort Wayne. The program is free to business and community leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and technology specialists. An RSVP is requested and seating is limited. To register, contact Sean Ryan, director of engagement at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, ryans@ipfw.edu 

Purdue technologies to be highlighted in 15-minute presentations include:

* Safe Pace, a pacemaker lead placement system that tests the stability of wires that run from the pacemaker to the heart during implantation. The system aims to improve a pacemaker's effectiveness by reducing lead dislodgement.

* Radiofrequency probe for magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, a method that uses a probe to investigate structural and chemical information at a single-cell level. It could allow researchers to better understand cell movement and physical and chemical properties.

* Vibrational photoacoustic imaging, a system that uses an adjustable laser beam to produce a signal that images tissue. It could allow medical professionals to visualize the inside of a patient's body without surgery or dyes.

These technologies are ready to be commercialized for the marketplace through the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization. Summaries of other Purdue discoveries that are ready for commercialization will be available at the event.

Three technologies commercialized by the Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation also will be presented at the showcase: hydrodynamic treatment of kidney injury, system architecture optimization and Biochar - black gold of the 21st Century.

Purdue University's patented technologies include new cancer treatments, alternative fuels, biomedical devices, agriculture innovations and others that are available for licensing through the Office of Technology Commercialization. For more information, call 765-588-3475, email otcip@prf.org or visit www.otc-prf.org/otc.

About Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization

The Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization operates one of the most comprehensive technology-transfer programs among leading research universities in the United States. Services provided by this office support the economic development initiatives of Purdue University and benefit the university's academic activities.

Purdue Research Foundation contact: Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, sgmartin@prf.org

Source: Elizabeth Hart-Wells, 765-588-3473, eahart-wells@prf.org

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