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Working with RutgersAn eSource for Corporations & Businesses        June 2014

New Strategic Plan Calls for Great Industry Collaboration 

Expanding collaboration with industry is among the recommendations made in the new strategic plan for Rutgers, which was approved by the university's Board of Governors recently. The five-year plan is a bold and comprehensive blueprint to propel Rutgers into the ranks of the nation's premier public universities, and enhanced corporate partnerships are a key goal. You can find details here. The new plan, plus the fact that Rutgers ranks #1 nationally for chemistry R&D funding, caught the attention of the editors at Chemical & Engineering News, which ran a related feature story last month.

Selected Events 


June 9


BioNJ Kickoff for Life Sciences Week with Tours of RUCDR 


June 18


QuickBooks & Financial Decision Making (Newark)


July 21


Social Media, Digital Branding, Search Engine Optimization  


Drug Development a Key Goal of New Research Unit

The Office of Translational Science, which was launched last fall, is designed to help biomedical science faculty create and build interdisciplinary collaborative research opportunities. By providing access to facilities and expertise in molecular imaging, synthesis of probe molecules, screening, structural biology and related technologies, the office is committed to meeting the needs of both university and industry collaborators. The team is led by a former drug industry scientist, S. David Kimball, research professor and associate vice president for translational science. Read more here. 

Industry Users Online Access to Research Facilities

Expedite your projects, reduce expenses and save on capital costs by tapping into Rutgers' sophisticated, world-class research and manufacturing technologies. To learn more about the university's technologies and research operations available to business users, visit our recently updated online Guide to Equipment, Facilities and Services here.

New Opportunities for Licensing Rutgers Technologies

New technologies developed at Rutgers are available for licensing. Those include a strong but lightweight coating for vehicles, an effective and cost-efficient insect trap, a material to enhance diabetic bone regeneration and a treatment for benign eyelid tumors in children. Read more here.  

Dynamic Data Analytics Center Earns National Attention

Rutgers' Center for Dynamic Data Analytics, which participated in the White House Symposium on Big Data last fall, is getting national attention for its work with a clinical trial management company. The center is collaborating with BioClinica of Newtown, Pa., to expand automation of clinical trial image analysis. Among the news stories generated by their work is a Q&A on here. For more, visit

BioNJ Life Sciences Week 

BioNJ is celebrating Life Sciences Week June 9-13 and the kickoff is an event at Rutgers the morning of June 9. Participants will be offered tours of RUCDR Infinite Biologics, the world's largest university-based biorepository. Read more and register here

Rutgers Honors Faculty & Staff Inventors

The Office of Technology Commercialization hosted a reception earlier this month to honor the 113 Rutgers faculty and staff members who were awarded patents over the past two years, including those who joined the university through last summer's integration.The inventors honored represent the medical schools, engineering, dental medicine, pharmacy, environmental and biological sciences, chemistry and chemical biology chemistry, genetics, physics and other units. Read more here.

Rutgers EcoComplex Among Facilites for Industry

Among the many Rutgers facilities designed for utilization by industry is null the EcoComplex, which is located in Burlington County. Seen here are Serpil Guran, director of the EcoComplex, and John Moran, chief operating officer of AL-G Inc., a startup developing a highly efficient system to grow and harvest algae for food and fuel uses. Read more here.

N.J. Big Data Alliance Draws Industry to Initial Symposium

The N.J. Big Data Alliance's inaugural symposium attracted almost 200 attendees from across the state, including speakers and participants from industry. It also marked the official launch of the alliance. Read more here or visit

NJBIZ Published "Research NJ" 2014   

The special supplement "Research NJ," which ran in the April 21 issue of NJBIZ, includes a four-page spread on Rutgers research. Find it here.

Skincare Product Development: Register While "Early Bird" Rate Apply   

Thought leaders from industry, academia and government will be discussing their strategic visions, latest discoveries and impactful new products, at the "Innovations in Dermatological Sciences" conference to be held Oct. 8 in New Brunswick. Last year's conference was described as one of the best in the region. This year's builds on that success with the theme "industry-academic-government research partnerships." Speakers will include Dr. Alice Gottlieb, who developed Remicaid, and Christopher J. Molloy, Rutgers' senior vice president for research and economic development. There will be speakers from the NIH, Allergan, Catalent, Galderma and Stiefel, plus a poster session. For more details and information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact David Sadowski at or 848-445-3344. Read more here.
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