October 15, 2020 (Oregon State University) OSU spinout Agility Robotics, maker of legged workplace robots, secures $20 million in new investment
Agility Robotics, a company launched at Oregon State University that designs and builds legged robots to operate in human spaces, has raised $20 million in new investment, the company announced today. Agility Robotics has garnered a total of $29 million in funding since its 2015 founding.
September 18, 2020 (BioWorld) Portable Dialysis-focused Outset Medical nails $277M in IPO
Outset Medical Inc. closed its Nasdaq IPO Thursday with gross proceeds of approximately of $277.9 million. The IPO, which launched Tuesday, included nearly 10.3 million shares of common stock at $27 per share and the full exercise of underwriters’ option to purchase more than 1.3 million additional shares.
August 13, 2020 (Oregon Business) Rise of Robots
If there is one thing every science fiction book, movie or television show can agree on, it is that robots will have a bigger role in everyday life in the future. Now, thanks to Albany-based Agility Robotics, that future has quietly arrived. According to co-founder and chief technology officer Jonathan Hurst, this means that for the first time in human history a humanoid robot will be going to work. Hurst credits a large amount of Agility’s success to Oregon State University, where he works as an associate professor of robotics. Without the university’s support, Agility Robotics might not be looking at the same bright future, says Hurst.
July 23, 2020 (Fooddive) Naked Barley Looks to Shed Image as an Overlooked Grain
Researchers have developed newer varieties of naked barley at Oregon State University and tested by Sorrells at Cornell that were given their own distinctly risque-themed names such as “Streaker” and “Buck.” Unlike earlier versions of naked barley, newer types are higher yielding and more adapted to intensive production.
May 28, 2020 (Yahoo! Finance) The Shepherd Color Company Announces Full Approval of YInMn Blue
The YInMn Blue pigment chemistry was discovered serendipitously at Oregon State University and licensed to The Shepherd Color Company for commercial sales. The innovative pigment has been added to the U.S. EPA TSCA registry. This means that the YInMn blue is now fully approved for use in commercial applications, including artist color materials.
April 13, 2020 (The Lund Report) State Didn’t Help, But OSU Lab Found A Way Into COVID-19 Testing Anyway
Specialists at Oregon State University’s veterinary laboratory figured they could help the state ramp up testing for coronavirus. They run a sophisticated facility with state-of-the-art testing equipment, and they’re experts at diagnostics and tracking viruses.
March 26, 2020 (OregonLive) OSU develops potentially ground-breaking approach to cleaning contaminated groundwater
Researchers from Oregon State University have come up with a new, and potentially ground-breaking, way to clean up groundwater contaminated with toxic substances, according to a recent study.
Stella Yeh, ITIC vice president, and Jonathan Wu, ITIC investment manager, are proud to announce Onboard Dynamics has received a $200,000(US) investment from ITIC, which closes out its $2.5m convertible note
February 20, 2020 (The Oregonian/OregonLive) Corvallis startup Inpria lands $31 million to help build the next generation of computer chip
Inpria, which spun out of Oregon State University in 2007, announced Thursday that it has raised $31 million in its third round of funding. The company has raised $76 million altogether.
February 20, 2020 (Business WIre) EUV Photoresist Pioneer Inpria Raises $31 Million in Series C Funding Led by JSR Corporation
Inpria, a pioneer in high-resolution metal oxide photoresists for extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV), today announced that it has secured $31 million in Series C funding from a broad syndicate representing leaders from across the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem.
February 19, 2020 (Tech Transfer Central) Five Oregon state universities sign agreements to boost collaboration in research and innovation
The agreements are intended to help researchers at the University of Oregon (UO), Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Oregon State University (OSU), Portland State University (PSU) and the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) work more closely together by reducing hurdles for cooperation while also leveraging each other’s strengths.
February 6, 2020 (National Academy of Engineering) National Academy of Engineering Elects 87 Members and 18 International Members
Professor David J. Allstot of Oregon State University's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is one of 87 new members elected to the National Academy of Engineering for research and commercialization of mixed-mode integrated circuits and systems.
February 4, 2020 (Tech Transfer Central) Four-decade Partnership Between HP and Oregon State a Model of Success
Research collaborations between HP and OSU faculty, staff, and students have led to the development of the world’s first transparent transistor, advanced microfluidics, and the exploration of new piezoelectric materials. More recently, they have been exploring new ways to test, measure, analyze, and determine the effectiveness of 3D printing materials and parts, and collaborating on OSU’s robotics program.
January 30, 2020 (Phys.org) Research zeroing in on electronic nose for monitoring air quality, diagnosing disease
Research at Oregon State University has pushed science closer to developing an electronic nose for monitoring air quality, detecting safety threats and diagnosing diseases by measuring gases in a patient's breath.
Conductive Metalorganic Framework Chemical Sensors
Fiber Optic Infrared Absorption Gas Sensors
January 6, 2020 (Evening Standard) Meet Digit: the two-legged robot that's going to be delivering your parcels in the future
Agility, the robotics company which was spun out of Oregon State University in 2015, has announced that its two-legged robot, Digit, is officially on sale.
December 18, 2019 (Tech Transfer Central) A New Push to Recognize Innovation Activities in Promotion and Tenure
October 31, 2019 (ScienceX) A new hazelnut has cracked its competitive marketplace
Researchers from Oregon State University have completed an examination of, and have released, a new cross-bred hazelnut cultivar known as 'PollyO', and they have discovered it to be a rising star of hazelnuts grown within the United States.
Chemical engineering researchers at Oregon State University have developed a vegetable-oil-based adhesive that could provide an eco-friendly option in making items such as sticky notes, postage stamps and bandages.
July 24, 2019 (Corvallis Gazette-Times) NuScale Marks Regulatory Milestone
NuScale Power has cleared a substantial regulatory hurdle on the way to bringing its novel nuclear reactor design to market.
Pellucere Technologies has claimed to have developed the world’s first field-installable, anti-reflective, anti-soiling solar panel coating, which is said to boost energy generation and reduces cleaning.
July 1, 2019 (OSU) Copper compound shows further potential as therapy for slowing ALS
A compound with potential as a treatment for ALS has gained further promise in a new study that showed it improved the condition of mice whose motor neurons had been damaged by an environmental toxin known to cause features of ALS.
March 20, 2019 (OSU) Research paves way for new source for leukemia drug
Chemistry researchers at Oregon State University have developed a method for making anti-leukemia compounds that until now have only been available via an Asian tree that produces them.
February 27, 2019 (The RobotReport) Agility Robotics' Digit adds arms to Cassie's bipedal design
Despite recent advances with bipedal robots, most are not graceful, and they have not been able manipulate objects with the dexterity of stationary robotic arms. Agility Robotics Inc. yesterday unveiled Digit, which builds on the design of its ostrich-like Cassie robot.
January 29, 2019 (Forbes) This Startup Aims To Help You Avoid Sunburn Like A Fish
Gadusol Laboratories is developing a nontoxic sunscreen using gadusol, a substance that fish and other marine life use to avoid sunburn. The startup plans to scale up a production system this year, going from lab- to pilot-scale.
November 14, 2018 (USA Today) The 25 most innovative cities in US share affinity for technology
Check out Corvallis at #10 on this list of the top 25 most innovative cities in the United States!
July 1, 2018 (Corvallis Gazette-Times) Launching pad: Expansion boosts OSU incubator for high-tech startups
The Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute is primarily a research facility, but for the moment the people in lab coats may be outnumbered by the people in hard hats and safety vests.
June 6th, 2018 (Silicon Republic) Ancient pigment's mysterious, electrifying power was hidden for centuries
A fungi-produced pigment used in woodwork for hundreds of years could, in fact, turn out to be an incredibly capable semiconducting material.
May 17, 2018 (Chromatography Today) Detecting Histamine in Your Fish — Chromatography Investigates
In the United States it is estimated that almost 40% of seafood related food illnesses are due to excessive levels of histamine in the flesh of the fish. But now, research supported by Oregon State University have come up with a potentially simple and cheap method of detecting histamine levels in fish.
January 22, 2018 (ktvz.com) OSU researchers build small, energy-saving tech device
Researchers at Oregon State University have designed and fabricated the world’s smallest electro-optic modulator, which could mean major reductions in energy used by data centers and supercomputers.
January 11, 2018 (Business Wire) Onboard Dynamics Announces Launch of Mobile Natural Gas Compressor and Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Linamar Corporation
Onboard Dynamics (ObDI), an innovator in alternative refueling technologies, today announced the launch of its GoFlo™ CNG-80 mobile natural gas compressor for commercial use.
Oregon State University is seeking a licensee to develop and commercialize products based on a method for detecting a subject's oxylipin level to predict or determine the subject’s risk for or stage of coronary artery disease (CAD).
The inventors have designed, implemented, and demonstrated an integrated circuit architecture for robust and automated detection of heartbeats from a two-electrode ECG signal.
This thermal fan device operates, in principle, similarly to a heat pipe by utilizing the latent heats of vaporization and condensation with the corresponding phase changes to move a fluid like air.
This technology is an electrocaloric devices as well as methods of making electrocaloric integrated circuits, and methods of thermally cycling integrated circuits.
This technology is a novel multi-stage programmable rectifier that can be calibrated to efficiently receive and rectify an RF input to generate a DC voltage output.
This technology utilizes the ability of microbial cells and slow release compounds (SRC) within an encapsulation device to degrade and treat groundwater contaminants of concern.
This technology, a product of Oregon State University research, details a device for the efficient treatment of wastewater produced from hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
Oregon State University is seeking a licensee to develop and commercialize products based on a patent pending membrane device that provides a platform for blood separation and analysis.
Oregon State University researchers have developed a Streptomyces production system for producing analogs of the natural sunscreens gadusol and the micosporine-like amino acids (MAAs).
Emerald Sprite (Cotoneaster x suecicus) is a new fire blight resistant cotoneaster cultivar with a highly compact, mounding habit, extremely dense foliage, and short internodes.
The new Cotoneaster plant is a result of a breeding program directed by the inventor at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (US) to develop new cultivars of cotoneasters that are resistant to fire blight caused by the pathogen Erwinia amylovora. The plant is compact and performs well in nursery production and landscapes.
OSU researchers have developed methods of making amorphous zirconium and hafnium halogenides with aqueous solution processing. The resulting films are extremely smooth, nearly as dense as fully densified crystalline films, and have high optical transparency.
This technology is an aqueous solution deposition process for making high quality thin films of tin oxide, tin antimony oxide, and doped compositions of both.
Researchers at OSU have developed a novel 3D print system that enables precision printing of complex structures from flexible elastomers, including multiple component curing silicone.
This invention describes bulk-solidifying amorphous alloy compositions based on a Cu-Zr-Hf-Al quaternary system with the addition of a small amount of additional alloying elements.
Researchers at OSU have developed an integrated circuit that can cold start a DC-DC boost converter on a very small input voltage and combines a unique charge pump and very efficient DC-DC boost converter to maintain on-going operation at even lower input voltages.
Oregon State University is seeking a licensee for an improved method to synthesize chemotherapeutic Homoharringtonine (HHT) that overcomes the need to use plant derived cephalotaxine.
The present invention provides methods and systems that address the need for error correction of q-ary systems, i.e., those for which q > 2. In this regard, in one of its aspects the present invention provides systematic q-ary codes for correcting all asymmetric and symmetric errors of limited magnitude.
This technology is a high-resolution, low-power, and low-noise radiation spectrometer. It is an ideal solution for any situation where a compact and high-resolution photon detector is needed.
Researchers at OSU have developed a microscale reactor for the efficient gas phase conversion of CO2 and methane to dimethyl ether (DME).
Oregon State University is seeking a licensee or research collaborator for development or commercialization of a microfluidic visible light photoreactor for the treatment of jaundice in neonatal patients.
Researchers at OSU have developed a method for producing ODS steel using additive manufacturing techniques. The material can be directly incorporated into components, cutting out many conventional forming steps with the potential for significantly reduced development time and manufacturing cost.
This battery cell design utilizes a set of electrolytes based on aqueous zinc salt electrolytes and various mixtures comprising other ions. The overall cell architecture achieves a very high CE (>99%), maintained over a thousand cycles, very good self-discharge performance, and high energy storage to mass ratio.
In brief, this technology demonstrates a completely new statistical association between earthquake events, provides a determination of spatially-dependent increases in risk levels following a primary earthquake event, and provides for distribution of alerts accordingly. ys.
This hybrid drivetrain combines the benefits of an electric motor and a gas engine to enable vertical takeoff and landing as well as extended flights times in both fixed wing and multi-rotor drone designs.
This micro-LED device architecture utilizes quantum dot (QD) technology to simultaneously minimize UV leakage and leverage the photoluminescence of the QDs to improve color range and reduce power consumption.
This leachate treatment system is a modular system with multiple treatment modules that can remove solids, organics, metals, and nitrogen compounds. The materials, including combustible organics, purified metals, and ammonia, can be recovered for added value.
Thunder - a two-row winter malting barley developed by Oregon State University
(OSU) - has met AMBAs requirements and was selected for the 2019 recommendation list for malting barle
Emerald Sprite™ (Cotoneaster x suecicus) is a new fire blight resistant cotoneaster cultivar with a highly compact, mounding habit, extremely dense foliage, short internodes.