CU-Boulder’s Tech Transfer Office honoring researchers, technologies

The University of Colorado’s Technology Transfer Office on Monday announced the recipients of its Boulder campus awards honoring the best practices in commercialization of university technologies.

The following awards will be presented tonight at the Entrepreneurship Under the Microscope event at CU’s University Memorial Center:

Inventor of the Year: Xuedong Liu, chemistry and biochemistry professor. Liu recently founded OnKure to commercialize kinase inhibitor drugs to treat cancer.

New Inventor of the Year: Moncef Krarti, professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering. Krarti is collaborating with CU Cleantech and the Technology Transfer Office to commercialize building assessment technology through a Boulder company.

New Inventor of the Year: Douglas Seals, professor of integrative physiology. Seals is working with the Technology Transfer Office and the Boulder-based Innovation Center of the Rockies on commercialization opportunities related to his research on dietary supplements designed to improve heart health.

Company of the Year: LineRate Systems, a Louisville-based developer of software-defined networking technologies. F5 Networks acquired LineRate earlier this year.

Additional honors: Tom Cathey, founder of CDM Optics and professor emeritus of electrical, computer and energy engineering, will be inducted into the Pinnacles of Inventorship.

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Alicia Wallace is the business reporter for the Boulder Daily Camera.
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