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13 February 2017

News round up 13 February 2017

A round up of all the latest news on for our subscribers.

Author: Thierry Heles, editor

Genecast diagnoses $18m series B

Tsinghua Holdings’ venture capital arm THG Ventures has led a series B round for cancer diagnostics and therapy company Genecast.

TU Ilmenau to build new tech transfer centre

Technical University Ilmenau hopes the centre will better connect it to local SMEs and foster knowledge transfer.

Michigan research corridor channels 210 companies

Michigan State University, Wayne State University and Michigan University have generated 210 companies since 2002, with 79 established in the past five years.

Leeds develops appetite for Dietary Assessment

Leeds University has spun out Dietary Assessment with an initial investment from the institution’s Enterprise Fund.

Menn joins OUI

Menn, who previously worked at Satt IDF Innov, has joined Oxford University’s commercialisation arm as technology transfer manager.

IU prescribes licence to Digital Health Solutions

Indiana University has established a new spinout, Digital Health Solutions, to commercialise technology that will improve the quality of care of children.

CIC consults Michael Anstey

Michael Anstey, formerly a principal at Boston Consulting Group, has joined university venturing fund Cambridge Innovation Capital to focus on the healthcare sector.

Isis Enterprise to turn into Oxentia

Oxford University Innovation is spinning out its management consultancy division as a separate company to be called Oxentia.

Deal net: 6 – 10 February 2017

The Global University Venturing deal net rounds up all the latest smaller deals and tracks emerging companies accessing university funds.

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