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Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit Business Journal Supplement
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  1. 1. An Advertising supplement to the KAnsAs City And st. louis Business JournAls
  2. 2. 2 | missouri regionAl life sCienCes summit An Advertising supplement to the KAnsAs City And st. louis Business JournAls Summit schedule Sunday, March 7 Tuesday, March 9 Time Event oca on Time Event Loca on 5 to 9 p.m. Exhibitor and poster setup, early UMKC Swinney 7 a.m. Registra on opens Kauffman re istra on Recrea�on Center Conference Center 8 a.m. etworking breakfast Kauffman Monday, March 8 Conference Center, Town Square Time Event oca on 9:15 a.m. Dis nguished Speaker Kauffman 6:30 a.m. Exhibit and poster setup UMKC Swinney Conference Center Recrea�on Center 7 a.m. e istra on opens UMKC Swinney on nental breakfast Recrea�on Center 10 a.m. Breakout sessions Kauffman • Transla�onal Medicine and Conference Center Exhibits and poster session UMKC Swinney interac on Recrea�on Center Nanoscience • Compu�ng Infrastructure and 8 a.m. Welcome UMKC Pierson Informa�cs to Support Life Auditorium Sciences R&D, Therapeu�cs, Diagnos�cs and Economic 8:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker: UMKC Pierson Development William H. Danforth, chancellor Auditorium • Jump Star�ng and Moving New emeritus, Washington University: Technologies to Marketplace “Partnerships for Progress in Health • Transla�onal Vision and and Economic Development” Neuroscience Research • Advances in Biomaterials and 9:15 a.m. is n uished Speaker: Sco� UMKC Pierson Medical Devices Peterson, director of func�onal Auditorium genomics research technology, professor, J. Craig Venter Ins�tute: 11:30 a.m. Lunch Kauffman “Synthe�c Biology in an Era of to Conference Center Personalized Medicine” 12:30 p.m. 10 a.m. is n uished Speaker: UMKC Pierson Krzysztof Ptak, Office of Cancer Auditorium Noon Invited Speaker: Rainer Bussmann, Kauffman Nanotechnology Research Director, William L. Brown Center Conference Center Center for Strategic and Scien�c and William L. Brown Curator of Ini�a�ves; Office of the Director, Economic Botany, Na�onal Cancer Ins�tute/ NIH: Missouri Botanical Garden: “Plants “NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology for a sustainable future” in Cancer: Achievement and Path Forward” 12:30 p.m. a onal Movement of linical and Kauffman Transla onal Science and Drug Conference Center 10:30 a.m. Dis nguished Speaker: Thomas UMKC Pierson Discovery C. Melzer, managing director and Auditorium • Jamal A. Ibdah, senior associate co-founder, RiverVest: “Financial dean for research and director, Downturn and Impact on Biosciences MU Ins�tute for Clinical and Development” Transla�onal Science, MU • Si�a Si�ampalam, Department 11 a.m. The Role of Life Sciences in Building UMKC Pierson of Pharmacology, Toxicology Regional Economy Auditorium and Therapeu�cs, University of Legisla�ve and government panel Kansas Medical Center featuring leaders from Missouri General Assembly and regional 1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions Kauffman leaders • Compara�ve Medicine: Conference Center Noon Speaker: Sen. Christopher “Kit” S. UMKC Pierson Innova�ons for the Animal to Bond Auditorium Human Health Corridor • Func�onal Brain Imaging and 12:15 p.m. Lunch with David W. Kemper, UMKC Swinney New Fron�ers of Neuroscience chairman of the board, president Recrea�on Center • Patent Issues Rela�ve to Life and chief execu�ve officer of the Sciences R&D – Moving from Company and Commerce Bank N.A., Discovery in Academia to Commerce Bancshares Inc.: “Venture Commercializa�on Investment in Life Science” • Biomedical Tissue Engineering – Where We Go in the Future 1 p.m. hief Research cers anel UMKC Pierson • Public-Private Partnerships for Chancellor Brady Deaton, Auditorium One Health session chair 3 p.m. nimal to uman ealth ollabora ons: 2:30 p.m. Exhibit browsing co ee break UMKC Swinney The ath orward Recrea�on Center • Gary D. Forsee, president, University of Missouri System • Brady Deaton, chancellor, MU 3:30 p.m. Scien cally Led a onal UMKC Pierson • Leo Morton, chancellor, UMKC Enterprises Auditorium • Robert Duncan, vice chancellor for research, MU • Bob Marcusse, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council 4:30 p.m. Building nnova ve orporate UMKC Pierson cademic artnerships: What is Auditorium 4 p.m. Adjourn eeded Chancellor Leo Morton, session chair Schedule subject to change 5:30 p.m. Recep on UMKC Swinney Recrea�on Center 7 p.m. Exhibits and posters close UMKC Swinney Recrea�on Center
  3. 3. An Advertising supplement to the KAnsAs City And st. louis Business JournAls missouri regionAl life sCienCes summit | 3 Pu�ng the Midwest’s Bio-Innova�on Belt Businesses and research on the map universi es must unite for a be er economy and quality of life S ilicon Valley in California, the Research Triangle in North Carolina and Route 128 around Boston have emerged as treatments for human diseases, including cancer, to care for their four-legged patients. Yet, the time and hurdles that scientists face summit in Kansas City to do just that. The goal of the summit is to accelerate the movement of innovations from the centers for innovation and discovery in the to get their discoveries from the lab to the laboratory to the marketplace. Business United States. At the heart of these regions bedside can be challenging. leaders, legislators, scientists, university are outstanding research universities and The region from Manhattan, Kan., to officials and representatives from other business communities that understand how Columbia, Mo., leads the nation in animal prestigious institutions and organizations to make the most of the opportunities that health and nutrition research, business will come together to identify discoveries universities provide. These collaborations functions and production. This thriving that lead to private sector investments, job have shaped the products we use and the Midwestern area has come to be known creation and hold the greatest promise for services we expect. And, the quality of life as the “KC Animal Health Corridor.” In commercialization. in these areas is well above the national addition, the huge concentration of plant The potential contributions of average. and medical sciences from Kansas City government programs, new legislation, In Missouri and Kansas, we have to St. Louis only increases our region’s community college educational efforts and outstanding universities where researchers potential as a world leader in applied new business models will be discussed. are doing stellar work. At the University biosciences. The summit also will focus on how best to of Missouri, new advances in basic It is quite possible that 10 years from now leverage the assets of universities, financial biosciences will impact the food we eat, the the medicines we take will be customized markets and business investments to create medications we take, the medical therapies for our illnesses with less risk and faster new companies and jobs that will strengthen we use and even the way we expend recovery. The food we eat will produce the economic foundations of the region. energy. Our region also is home to major better yields and, thus, cost less. The energy During these challenging economic businesses interested in discoveries that we use will be cleaner, leading to better times, the time is right for the region’s can be marketed to improve people’s lives. respiratory health and lower utility bills. businesses and research universities to Health care for humans and animals is For these things to occur, business work together to improve lives. We have an becoming more integrated than ever before. leaders must know about and have opportunity to emerge as the biosciences New procedures and techniques that work access to university researchers who are powerhouse much like Silicon Valley, for dogs, cats, horses and pigs are finding discovering new ideas and processes. Research Triangle or Route 128. The their way into human hospitals, while On March 8-9, the University of Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit is veterinarians are using diagnostics and Missouri is leading a regional life sciences an important step forward. Brady J. Deaton Leo E. Morton Summit Chair Summit Host Chancellor, University of Missouri-Columbia Chancellor, University of Missouri-Kansas City Chief university research office presenta�ons at the summit Robert Duncan Sharron S. Quisenberry R. W. Trewyn Vice Provost for Research Vice Chancellor for Research Vice President for Research and Vice President for Research University of Missouri-St. Louis University of Missouri-Columbia Economic Development Kansas State University 341 Woods Hall, 1 University Blvd. 205 Jesse Hall Iowa State University of Science and 785-532-5110 St. Louis, MO 63121 Columbia, MO 65211 Technology 108 Anderson Hall 314-516-5899 573-882-9500 2610 Beardshear Hall Manha�an, KS 66506 arshadi@umsl.edu duncanrv@missouri.edu Ames, IA 50011-2036 trewyn@k-state.edu umsl.edu/services/ora research.missouri.edu 515-294-6100 k state.edu/kstateresearch sharronq@iastate.edu ames . asi er Evan Kharasch vpresearch.edu Steve . Warren Ac�ng Associate Vice-President Research Interim Vice Chancellor for Research Vice Provost for Research University of Saskatchewan Washington University Raymond C. Tait University of Kansas Rm. 201.1 College Building 660 South Euclid Avenue Vice President for Research 2385 Irving Hill Rd. 107 Administra�on Place Campus Box 8054 Saint Louis University Lawrence, KS 66045 Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A2, Canada St. Louis, Missouri 63110 Medical Center Campus 785-864-7298 306-966-1615 314-362-7010 3556 Caroline St., Room 120 sfwarren@ku.edu jim.basinger@usask.ca denne�m@wusm.wustl.edu St. Louis, MO 63104 ku.edu/research usask.ca/vpresearch/ wustl.edu/research 314-977-4817 taitrc@slu.edu ary at Wohl ord Wessels da . o e ald K. Krishnamurthy slu.edu/research Execu�ve Vice President for Interim Vice Chancellor for Research Vice Provost for Research Research and Ins�tu�onal Effec�veness University of Missouri-Kansas City Missouri University of aul Terranova Kansas City University of Medicine 2464 Charlo�e Science &Technology Vice Chancellor for Research and Biosciences Kansas City, MO 64108 202 Centennial Hall University of Kansas Medical Center 1750 Independence Ave. 816-235-1520 Rolla, MO 65409 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Mail Stop 2015 Kansas City, MO 64106 bonewaldl@umkc.edu 573-341-4154 Kansas City, KS 66160 816-283-2424 umkc.edu/research kkrishna@mst.edu 913-588-7068 mwohlford@kcumb.edu mst.edu/research dwhitchurch@kumc.edu kcumb.edu/research kumc.edu/research.html
  4. 4. 4 | missouri regionAl life sCienCes summit An Advertising supplement to the KAnsAs City And st. louis Business JournAls Proud SPonSor of the MiSSouri regional life ScienceS SuMMit At KCP&L, we work hard to bring innovation, investment and job creation to the many communities we serve. Whether supporting life sciences or managing one of the nation’s most important SmartGrid demonstration projects, KCP&L is driven to spur economic development for our region and improve the lives of our more than 800,000 customers. That’s why we work closely with our partners to provide affordable, clean and reliable energy in the most environmentally responsible ways available. In 2004, we developed our Comprehensive Energy Plan with an unprecedented level of community input. Since then, we have focused on maintaining competitive electric rates, coupled with long-term sustainable energy programs and environmental stewardship, to best balance the needs of our customers – today and into the future. 1. 2. 3. 1. National leader in reliability 2. Cleaner, greener energy 3. Environmentally driven In October 2009, KCP&L was recognized by PA Consulting Group as the The $164 million Spearville Wind Energy Facility ”The La Cygne project is the single largest recipient of the 2009 ReliabilityOne™ award. This award is given annually began operating in 2006. It is now generating voluntary contribution to helping the Kansas City to utilities that lead the nation in delivering reliable electric service to their clean, renewable power to handle the annual area maintain its attainment status under the customers resulting in fewer outages and faster response time. This is the electricity needs of about 33,000 homes. EPA’s eight-hour ozone standard.” third year in a row KCP&L has been honored with the award. Innovative energy-efficiency programs are saving — David Warm, Executive Director, customers energy and money while offsetting Mid-America Regional Council demand growth and reducing emissions. 530-10-0769 KCBusiness Journal Spread.indd 1 2/17/10 1:55 PM
  5. 5. An Advertising supplement to the KAnsAs City And st. louis Business JournAls missouri regionAl life sCienCes summit | 5 A Life Sciences partner in Economic Development: MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute KCP&L is honored to help support the MCC-Penn Valley Health Nationally honored for Environmentally Science Institute. This state-of-the-art education center will improve the healthcare landscape of Kansas City. By creating community involvement responsible energy training resources and opportunities for Kansas City’s urban and collaboration KCP&L has demonstrated our com- core and surrounding communities, the Institute will address Our efforts in developing the CEP mitment to providing environmentally the area’s critical healthcare worker shortage. were recognized by the Edison Electric responsible energy by making significant Institute, which awarded our company environmental investments at the com- Located in a 190,000-square-foot building two blocks south its highest honor for community involve- pany’s La Cygne 1 and Iatan 1 generation of the MCC-Penn Valley campus, the Health Science Institute ment and collaboration. Local labor facilities. These environmental upgrades, will allow for the expansion, enhancement and consolidation of unions, neighborhood groups, elected which were completed in 2007 and 2009 MCC’s high-quality healthcare career programs. officials, community leaders, economic respectively, allowed KCP&L to meet development agencies and chambers of new federal emission standards before With more than 20 different educational and training programs commerce endorsed the plan. being required to do so. They have had under one roof, students will experience a new kind of interdis- a positive impact on the Kansas City ciplinary, hands-on learning, using curricula that allow them to interact with one another as they would in a true clinical setting. Strong investments region’s air quality. This fresh approach to active learning also includes expanded By the end of the five-year plan, KCP&L will have invested more than $1.6 billion Excellence in reliability offerings in professional development and continuing educa- in CEP projects. Key accomplishments and customer service tion so health professionals can sharpen their skills and ad- include new generating capacity, envi- Ongoing upgrades to KCP&L’s transmis- vance their careers. ronmental upgrades to existing facilities, sion and distribution facilities are aimed transmission and distribution improve- at ensuring a continued high level of ma- The Institute’s central location and expanded capacity will give ments, and energy-efficiency and afford- jor systems reliability and decreasing the urban residents and many young people from disadvantaged ability programs. In addition to Iatan 1 number and duration of outages. KCP&L backgrounds greater access to comprehensive and well- environmental improvements, KCP&L encourages customers to take advantage supported training for high-wage, high-demand careers. K-12 completed a 100-megawatt wind genera- of the residential and business educational programs will help get local youth interested in tion project during 2006 in Spearville, energy-efficiency, affordability and both healthy lifestyles and careers in healthcare. Kan. The wind project, completed on demand-response programs that time and under budget, provides KCP&L were introduced as part of the customers with a source of clean, renew- CEP. These initiatives allow cus- able energy. We recently issued requests tomers to better manage electric- for proposals to develop up to another ity usage and control their utility 300 megawatts of wind generation. costs, therefore reducing the impact of higher rates. 5. Further information about KCP&L’s Comprehensive Energy Plan is available at www.kcplenergyplan.com. For more details about our economic development community partners and business initiatives, please go to www.kcpl.com. 4. 4. Meeting future demand, cost efficiently 5. Community focused Iatan 2, KCP&L’s advanced technology coal-fired generation plant near We’re working to make the Kansas City area’s Weston, Mo., will come online during 2010. This plant is an integral part future brighter than ever. That’s why we provide of meeting future demand at the lowest reasonable cost and maintaining financial support and our employees donate competitive electric rates for years to come. thousands of hours to vital community groups. 530-10-0769 KCBusiness Journal Spread.indd 2 2/17/10 1:55 PM
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  8. 8. 8 | missouri regionAl life sCienCes summit An Advertising supplement to the KAnsAs City And st. louis Business JournAls The Kansas City Animal Health Corridor proves regional cooperation is possible conversations that work toward one goal – the recog- nition of the region as the global center of excellence for the animal sciences. The Corridor is driven by an advisory board that brings together leaders from the private industry, the top-tier veterinary programs and key regional organizations working toward that one goal. The deans of two of the nation’s top veterinary colleges, the University of Missouri-Columbia and Kansas State University, sit on the Corridor’s advi- sory board. They are committed to work together to cultivate public and private research partnerships. Due in large part to Kansas State University’s reputation in animal and agricultural studies, the De- partment of Homeland Security selected Manhattan as the new home for its $650 million state-of-the art research facility. The National Biosecurity and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) should be celebrated as a teamwork success and recognized as a regional asset. The facility opens up doors to conduct research that will place our region on the map for animal and food safety. Before the Corridor’s launch the private indus- try rarely spoke with each other. Now, networking occurs on a regular basis. Throughout the year, the Image provided by: The upcoming Missouri Regional Life Sciences Corridor sponsors and hosts key networking events The Kansas City Area Development Council Summit pulls regional thought leaders that influence designed to create productive conversations between Joerg Ohle, president and general the future of life sciences into a necessary discussion. companies, government and leading research orga- manager of Bayer HealthCare’s This gathering provides all participants an opportu- nizations. The first Missouri Regional Life Sciences nity to evaluate our region’s potential, discover new Summit is one example. Animal Health Division, North possibilities and continue to move the life sciences The Animal Health Homecoming Dinner, recog- America, address more than 750 industries forward. nized as the animal health industry’s annual dinner, attendees at the 2009 KC Animal In 2006, the Kansas City region’s business, edu- has seen its attendance rise exponentially. With Health Homecoming Dinner held cational, scientific and government communities only 150 professionals in attendance the first year, in August 2009. came together to begin to promote a cluster of animal the 2009 dinner set a record with 750 animal health health and nutrition companies in the region between industry professionals from across the U.S. The din- “ Manhattan, Kan., and ner coincides with CVC- Columbia, Mo. The group Central, one of the nation’s of businesses within that largest veterinary confer- region, which represent ences. With the nation’s a third of the total sales ..the KC Animal Health largest companies exhib- in the $19 billion global iting at the conference, animal health industry, is Corridor initiative the Homecoming dinner the largest concentration of reinforces the region’s animal health and nutrition serves as one of the best expertise. companies in the world. Last year, directly fol- The geographical area case studies in regional lowing the Homecoming that contains this cluster dinner, the Corridor held and the regional initiative collaboration. the first Animal Health ” launched to support and Investment Forum. The grow it, became known as full-day forum provided the KC Animal Health Cor- a venue for early-stage ridor. animal health companies to Three regional organizations, the Greater Kansas present their new technologies and business plans to City Chamber of Commerce, the Kansas City Area potential investors. These investors included capital Life Sciences Institute, and the Kansas City Area investment firms from across the U.S. and established Development Council applied their expertise to call animal health and nutrition companies looking to attention to the existing industry while finding culti- expand their business. Based on the already success- vating future growth. Gaining the private industry’s ful Invest Midwest model, the forum laid founda- support was necessary. Developing a vibrant animal tions for the future of the KC animal health industry. health sector benefits each company that calls the Whether these early companies will consider the area Corridor home. It gives animal health-related busi- as a location for future expansion, or an established nesses access to a trained and talented workforce, animal health company invests in their technology, advanced research opportunities and knowledgeable the region and industry wins. service providers. Now in its fourth year of existence, the KC Animal Since its inception in 2006, the Animal Health Health Corridor initiative serves as one of the best Corridor has attracted 16 new or existing company case studies in regional collaboration. It has success- locations. More than 220 animal health companies fully aligned two state governments, two top-tier re- now have a location within the Corridor, with 70 search universities and a private industry comprised companies having their global or U.S. headquarters of competitors. Each organization, public or private, here. The animal health industry has created close to put aside individual motives to promote, and grow, 1,250 new jobs in the region and added $60.7 M in something greater than them. With this base, the payroll. region has the potential to continue developing its Continuous dialogue is the root of the KC Animal global strength in animal health and the encompass- Health Corridor’s success. It means having honest ing life sciences.
  9. 9. T:4.8” An Advertising supplement to the KAnsAs City And st. louis Business JournAls missouri regionAl life sCienCes summit | 9 Curing Animals Prolonging Friendship Science For A Better Life Pets are our companions, protectors, fitness trainers and biggest fans all rolled into one. Research shows that owners of pets release stress more easily and get sick less often than other people. Bayer HealthCare recognizes the growing importance of pets in our lives, employing research using the most advanced techniques in the fields of parasite control, infectious diseases and preventive medicine. For the well-being of animals and humans alike. www.BayerUS.com
  10. 10. 10 | missouri regionAl life sCienCes summit An Advertising supplement to the KAnsAs City And st. louis Business JournAls 12 | missouri regionAl life sCienCes summit An Advertising supplement to the KAnsAs City And st. louis Business JournAls The Big Eight in University-Industry Partnerships M By Lana Knedlik odern university technology transfer began faculty member’s research and ability to engage in collabora- in the era of the Big Eight, with the bipar- tions with other scientists. Typically, option agreements or tisan passage of the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980. separate future agreements are used to address the technol- For the first time, universities could own ogy improvements. and license inventions made by research- ers using federal funding. As the Big Eight 5. No Guarantees evolved into the Big 12, so did the region’s The university will not guarantee you the right to use view of technology transfer. Increasingly, the technology being licensed. With limited budgets, most the life sciences community is one in which universities do not have the financial resources to perform universities and industry partners routinely “freedom to operate” analysis. Essentially, the technology enter into license agreements, sponsored re- is licensed “as is.” Indeed, in many instances, the univer- search agreements, and joint development/ sity will expressly disclaim any warranties of patent validity research/collaboration agreements. Often, and non-infringement as well. To minimize exposure, the these collaborations occur across state lines university will typically require indemnities and product and between athletic conferences – between liability insurance from the licensee. As state-funded insti- Jayhawks, Tigers, Kangaroos, their industry tutions, public universities have a duty to minimize risk to alumni, and beyond. taxpayers. At Stinson Morrison Hecker, I have 6. Diligence and the opportunity to represent life sciences Commercialization Incentives clients on both sides of the court, i.e., To incentivize commercial success, the university- both universities and industry partners. I industry agreement will often require the industry partner have found that initiating and negotiating to develop a business plan related to the technology that university-industry partnerships can be includes certain reporting requirements. Further, the agree- challenging – even “maddening” – at times. ment may include certain diligence milestones to make sure Bringing key stakeholders together at events that the technology is being developed and commercialized such as the Missouri Regional Life Sciences in a timely matter. Examples of such milestones include first Summit is critical to building a true team prototype, regulatory approval, first commercial sale in the approach. In this article, I will focus on U.S., first commercial sale abroad, etc. For many start-ups, the Big Eight deal terms that you can expect the diligence milestone may be related to financing as well. to see in university-industry agreements. After all, some good scouting and a little 7. Payment coaching never hurts this time of year. Technology transfer offices are typically non-profit orga- nizations that manage the intellectual property of the univer- 1. License Rights sity. They are typically self-funded, meaning their funding In any deal, the ultimate question is what will the uni- comes from revenues generated by the university licenses. versity give you? Typically, for intellectual property devel- The revenues are typically shared with the university itself oped solely by its researchers, don’t expect the university and the faculty inventors. In most instances, compensa- to assign or sell you the technology. For federally funded tion takes the form of royalties for net revenues made on the research, federal law prohibits such assignments. In most licensed technology. The agreement may also include sign- instances, the university will offer to license the technol- ing fees and annual license maintenance fees. Typically, the ogy – either exclusively or non-exclusively. Depending on university will also require reimbursement of patent costs in the industry, the university may also give you the right to order to minimize its expenses. sublicense, although the royalty rates may be different for such sublicenses. For example, universities often require 8. Fame and Fortune you to pay a royalty for your sublicensee’s exploitation of Although not necessarily a deal term, you should under- the technology and a percentage of any non-royalty based stand that some universities and their technology transfer income that you receive from your sublicensees. offices are motivated by fame and fortune – but not neces- sarily in that order. Universities have a legitimate interest 2. Reservation of Rights in enhancing the reputation of their faculty members and By their nature, universities promote the free flow of university research profile by showcasing the commercial information and ideas. Academic institutions want to pre- success of their technologies. In addition, as non-profit serve scientists’ ability to perform research on the technol- organizations, the technology transfer offices often see their ogy. As such, the university will typically reserve the right role as bettering the overall public good with their commer- to practice licensed inventions and to allow other academic cialization efforts. institutions, governmental agencies and non-profits to do the same. These Big Eight deal terms should explain the univer- sity’s motivation behind certain provisions in university-in- 3. Publication dustry agreements. So what is your motivation to enter into University researchers face a “publish or perish” dilemma the game? Universities traditionally have the most cutting- in terms of tenure and standing in the scientific commu- edge research tools and the brightest minds. By partnering nity. Publication of research is also a necessary part of the with a university, you can gain early access to technologies academic mission to disseminate knowledge and promote typically at a cost that is much lower than technologies de- scholarship. As such, the university will require that its re- veloped elsewhere. Other arms of the university may also be searchers be able to publish on the technology they develop. able to assist you with marketing or business development. In many instances, the university will allow the industry In the end, collaborations with universities in the region, partner to review the manuscript prior to publication. Fur- and across the country, are nothing but a win-win situation. ther, the university may permit the industry partner to seek intellectual property protection prior to publication. Lana Knedlik is a registered patent attorney who practices in all areas of intellectual property law. 4. Improvements She received her BS in chemical engineering from Although industry partners generally seek guaranteed Kansas State University in 1993, her JD from the access to future improvements on licensed inventions, it is University of Kansas in 1996, and her BS in biology rare that a university will agree to such terms. The obliga- and pharmaceutical sciences from UMKC in 2002 tion to future improvements may cause a chilling effect on a and 2007, respectively.
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  12. 12. 12 | missouri regionAl life sCienCes summit An Advertising supplement to the KAnsAs City And st. louis Business JournAls aNIMal health good for man man’s best & friends America loves its pets! From parakeets to Percherons, pet In the areas of diagnostics and research, high-tech users, multi-disciplinary consultants, technology, business owners today spend billions of dollars on the upkeep and facilities are being constructed to house advanced medical processes and systems in a way that maximizes the specific well-being of their animals. Interesting that prior to World equipment. In some of the larger equine facilities, for talents and expertise of all project stakeholders, resulting in War II, very few people would consider paying more than example, bone scans are performed using radioactive the delivery of a fully optimized project with increased value a token amount for the medical care of their pets. Prior isotopes, radiographs and ultrasound; laser surgery can and reduced waste throughout the entire project lifecycle. to World War I, it wouldn’t have done much good to take repair collapsed arytenoid cartilage; and arthroscopic your sick or injured pet to the vet: antibiotics were yet to be surgery can be performed to repair joints. Facility owners and decision makers identify the following developed and veterinarians that treated pets exclusively reasons as among those having the greatest impact on the were rare. InteGrate For SucceSS selection of integrated delivery as the ‘delivery method of It’s no simple matter to design and build these increasingly choice’ for their facilities: Pet owners continue to upgrade complex facilities. Over the past five years, the use of their purchases • Shared Goals and objectives design-build building processes to deliver higher-end Spending on pet supplies and over-the-counter medicines construction applications such as animal MRI facilities, IPD eliminates the “silo” effect in which the owner defines continues to increase with $10 billion projected to be research laboratories, BSL-3 diagnostic and research a business case for development, the architect delivers a spent in 2007, an increase of 6.5% over 2006, according facilities, has increased dramatically. Total assimilation of the concept, and a contractor provides estimates based on to the American Pet Products Manufacturers’ Association facility’s systems is fundamental to successful production, that information. That form of traditional delivery too often (APPMA). Spending in 2008 exceeded $10.5 billion. collection and analysis of data. Fragmented systems result results in an adversarial state where each party looks out in an improperly integrated facility, a roadblock to research for their own best interests. Through IPD, the team states Pet services for pets grow in abundance and treatment of animals. and shares common goals and objectives, with risk and More than $2.9 billion was spent on pet services in reward being shared for achieving those targets. 2007 according to the APPMA with spending increasing Having a thorough 7% in 2008. Pet owners are including their pets in their understanding of building own lifestyles so visits to the spa, exercise regimes, and materials, processes, and hotel-quality accommodations for day care are more knowledge and experience commonplace in urban areas. with the specialized laboratory mechanical, Growing interest in animal healthcare electrical, plumbing, control In the nation’s heartland, a serendipitous convergence and security systems, and of some of the top veterinary schools and animal health integrated equipment has researchers and providers have joined together to cultivate contributed to the increased a climate of opportunity for companies competing in and use of integrated project supporting the animal health and nutrition industry. What’s delivery (IPD). IPD is an happening along the “Animal Health Corridor” may be approach to project delivery responsive of what’s occurring throughout the country. that integrates the owner, end Jeremy Gershonowicz & Dumars Cindy Rogan with Farrah & Ginger JE Dunn Kansas City JE Dunn Dallas
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  16. 16. 16 | missouri regionAl life sCienCes summit An Advertising supplement to the KAnsAs City And st. louis Business JournAls Boehringer Ingelheim: Providing Innovation to a Global Marketplace Animal Health (FDAH). “With this deal, we acquired a number of reputable products from Fort Dodge Animal Health that fit perfectly with our long-term strategic goals,” says Heidgerken. “But just as importantly, by purchasing well- established brands that had a proven track record in the markets we needed, it allowed us to be able to explore new areas of product research and devel- opment where there is tremendous opportunity.” In fact, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health invests over 12 percent of annual revenue back into research and development, placing it among the global animal health industry leaders. This gives BIVI a significant advantage in allowing them to not only find solu- tions for today’s animal diseases, but more importantly to proactively look ahead to the future for solutions to new animal health problems. This is a strategic business move that Dr. Edward Robb, vice president of research and development for BIVI, describes in terms of a successful hockey game plan. F “To borrow a quote from Wayne or more than 25 years, St. Joseph, Gretzky, who was honored during the Van- Missouri-based Boehringer Ingelheim couver Winter Games as one of the Final Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), has demon- Torch Lighters .‘ great players have the ability strated a commitment to improv- to score goals by not following the puck to ing the lives of animals around the where it currently is but by skating to where world. Through its corporate vision -- Value the puck in going to be,’” Robb says. “That’s through Innovation -- BIVI has placed a high what we have to keep in mind. Where’s the priority not only on scientific research and de- puck going to be? What will pet owners, velopment, but also in the highly experienced producers and veterinarians need for their technical and field services necessary to sup- animals in the next 10 or 20 years?” port those products in the market. With a culture driven by product inno- In keeping with the history of Boehringer vation and service excellence in each of its Ingelheim, innovative product research and four business segments – pet, cattle, swine development remains a core mission. Over the and equine -- it’s important for BIVI to make years, BIVI has made significant contributions sure that the products they deliver are best in to the animal health industry, strengthening class. “How do we deliver the innovation that its position as a leader in the global animal can create value for veterinarians, livestock health industry and a true partner to its cus- producers and ranchers, pet owners and the tomer. industry? How do we discover and market As part of the larger Boehringer Ingel- those game changers?” Robb asks. “Those are heim Corporation, a family-owned company the questions that drive our research and our founded in 1885 in Ingelheim, Germany, BIVI long term business strategy.” is committed to sustainable growth. And, it Novel research and product innovation believes that growth in the area of life sciences are the key drivers to future BIVI growth and is essential. success. But in the end, it’s all about the dogs, “We understand that to be true leaders cats, horses, cattle, pigs and other animals, the and innovators in the market place, we need company provides products for. That’s what to focus our efforts on continued research really matters. and development of novel, effective solutions to our customers’ problems,” says George Heidgerken, president and COO of BIVI. “As part of these efforts, it’s critical that we seize opportunities for growth not only externally but internally as well.” In fact in October last year, Boehringer In- gelheim closed its deal with Pfizer to acquire several widely used products from Fort Dodge
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