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July 18, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Human cells on a chip and more: A virtual tour of UW startup showcase

“It’s important that what goes on at a university is available to make lives better,” University of Washington President Michael Young said today at a press conference marking progress in the school’s commercialization program.

That includes the lives of lab animals, who may benefit more than most from one venture highlighted at the event.

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Comments | Topics: biotechnology, Public policy, research

July 17, 2013 at 3:02 PM

UW announcing 17 tech spinoffs

Get ready to hear more about startups based on technology developed at the University of Washington.   UW President Michael Young and others are planning to announce on Thursday that 17 such companies were started in the fiscal year that ended June 30. The pace is faster than expected for the school’s C4C center for commercialization. The center has…

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Comments | Topics: Education, seattle, Startups

September 24, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Contour building hardware in a software town

Gravel flies everywhere and the motor howls as an off-road racing car spins out of control on a rally course in the foothills east of Seattle. The orange Subaru is more tricked out than usual, sporting an assortment of high-tech cameras stuck to the roof, fender, roll-cage and driver’s helmet. For the morning, this is a testing…

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Comments | Topics: contour, Education, Entrepreneurs

April 25, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Kate Starbird returns to Seattle, as a Husky

Basketball great turned tech researcher Kate Starbird is coming back to Seattle — this time to the University of Washington. Starbird, who pursued tech after playing professionally, was hired as an assistant professor in the UW’s Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering. Starbird will begin teaching in the fall. In the meantime she’s working…

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