Methods, systems and compositions for the novel use of enterobactin to treat iron deficiency and related anemia

Methods, systems and compositions for the novel use of enterobactin to treat iron deficiency and related anemia

Sept. 23, 2021

Enterobactin promoting mitochondrial iron uptake, as a potential transformative treatment for iron deficiency disorders.

Kay Burns

Meet the Venture Partners Team: Kay Burns

Sept. 23, 2021

Say hello to Administrative Assistant Kay Burns, who's been with the Venture Partners team for a little over 9 months. Originally from Wisconsin, she worked finance roles in San Francisco and assisted New Zealand's Ministry for Women before arriving in Boulder to help facilitate our entrepreneurial programming.

Think Bioscience

Think Bioscience

Sept. 20, 2021

With unique platform technology that combines applied microbiology, enzymology and data science, Think Bioscience is developing small-molecule therapeutics against challenging targets.

nicole forsberg

Meet the Venture Partners Team: Nicole Forsberg

Aug. 18, 2021

Say hello to Business Development Associate Nicole Forsberg, who's been with the Venture Partners team for a little over 2.5 years. Originally from Sweden, she brings almost 9 years of experience working in the bioenergy, medical device and university commercialization industries.

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Acid-Resistant Inorganic Composite

Aug. 18, 2021

Researchers at the University of Colorado have developed a method to create an acid-resistant inorganic coating to be applied to concrete sewer pipe conduit. The inorganic cements are made from a low-calcium metakaolin-based alkali-activated cement (AAC). The cements are doped with inorganic polyvalent cations (e.g., magnesium, iron, copper, cobalt), resulting in even lower permeable porosities and smaller acid corrosion depths compared to ordinary portland cement (OPC).

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Novel selective HDAC6 inhibitors: A promising therapy approach for cancer and beyond

Aug. 4, 2021

Histone deacetylases (HDACs) are important epigenetic regulators, which impact chromatin condensation and gene expression. Tumor development has been linked to HDAC gene mutations and altered expression of HDACs. Therefore, inhibitors of histone deacetylase enzymes (HDACi) have been developed as potential cancer therapeutics. The researchers of the University of Colorado developed a series of hydroxamic acid derivatives as HDAC6 selective inhibitors. There is extensive national and international patent coverage for this technology.

STED technology

Stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy with polarization-maintaining fiber

July 28, 2021

Researchers at the University of Colorado have come up with a method for STED microscopy of a fluorescent species in an object to be imaged, the fluorescent excitation wavelength a fluorescence depletion wavelength and a fluorescence emission wavelength. This makes for a more accurate examination where subjects are free to move naturally possible.

collin bunch

Meet the Venture Partners Team: Collin Bunch

July 28, 2021

Say hello to Program Coordinator Collin Bunch, who has been a member of the Venture Partners team for the past 1.5 years. He has experience as an entrepreneur, consultant and marketer.

Chemical depolymerization methods for depolymerization of poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET)

Methods for chemical degradation of polyester polymers

June 30, 2021

Even though poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) is generally the most recovered plastic, the amount of waste PET that is recycled is still low, especially given the scale of use. The most commonly reported reason for the lack of recycling is the inaccessibility to recycling resources, and there is therefore a need for a more accessible way of sustainably recycling PET. CU Boulder researchers have produced new methods for the chemical recycling of end-use PET in batch, microwave and electrochemical reactors.

Monolithic Mode-Locked Laser

Monolithic mode-locked laser

June 30, 2021

Mode-locked lasers are imperative for the generation and application of coherent optical frequency combs. Low noise is necessary for many applications. However, the current super low noise MLLs are massive lab-bench systems and unusable in industry applications. This technology is an extremely low-noise, low-power and high-repetition rate mode-locked laser.