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August 29, 2018

Moore featured speaker at today's Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminar

Submitted by Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Caronda Moore, licensing associate at the K-State Institute for Commercialization, will be the featured speaker for the first Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminar of fall 2018. Moore will present "Intellectual property and its role in advancing science from the bench to commercial applications" at 4 p.m. Aug. 29 in 120 Ackert Hall 

Moore has been a licensing associate at Institute for Commercialization since August 2016. She has an interdisciplinary background in life science and worked in lab research for more than 10 years before starting a career in technology transfer.

She received her doctorate in medical science from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and her bachelor's in biology pre-medicine from Jackson State University. She also holds certificates in technology transfer and entrepreneurship.

Before joining K-State, she worked for University of Nebraska Medical Center's technology transfer office, UNeMed Corporation, to help commercialize human health technology. She also worked as a scientific and marketing consultant for ProTransit Nanotherapy, LLC.

Presentation abstract: Translational research to efficiently advance a field of science from the bench to as far as commercial applications bring together a diverse team that includes bench scientists, and sometimes personnel from industry, medicine and intellectual property. Intellectual property can play a big role in the amount of impact a new intellectual discovery/invention may have. It also can play a role in personal and professional development of the scientist, diversification of research funding, residual income, and economic development/job creation. This seminar doesn't focus on what intellectual property is per se but more so on how it can play a beneficial role in translational research and how that can be used to obtain additional streams of funding. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn ways to strengthen their intellectual property and help it succeed beyond the bench. We will discuss commercialization and briefly touch upon the role of technology transfer. Additionally, it is an opportunity to discuss questions related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and careers related to intellectual property. This information could be beneficial to scientists at any stage.