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Open Therapeutics and the Center for Advancing Innovation Form Partnership

Will collaborate on advancing intellectual property to the global scientific and entrepreneurial communities

cropped-favicon.pngOpen Therapeutics and the Center for Advancing Innovation announce the formation of a unique intellectual property (IP) sharing and commercialization model.

The Center for Advancing Innovation helps institutions maximize the commercialization potential of their most promising inventions. A main component of this effort is bringing the IP to the attention of the entrepreneurial community and potential investors. With a novel model of wrapping challenges and accelerator programs around the IP, CAI is able to fast-track IP to markets.

Conversely, Open Therapeutics helps institutions make value of their underperforming IP. This is done by crowdsourcing global researchers around the underperforming IP within its free web-based collaboration platform, Therapoid™. Analytics from the IP is then provided, for free, back to the IP-providing institution.

According to Jason E. Barkeloo, Founder and Executive Chairman of Open Therapeutics, “CAI has proven an unparalleled ability to creatively and quickly advance commercially viable IP by launching strong startups through a challenge model. We are pleased to offer another level of value. Though IP may not be pursued for a number of reasons from CAI’s challenges, including financial, value may be discovered when assessed and advanced by many different scientists. Not only will we promote CAI’s challenges to the scientists within Therapoid, our network can be a source of Chief Science Officers to assist the CAI entrepreneurial startups. In addition, having the under-utilized IP on Open Therapeutics’ platform also promotes the brand of the IP provider on an international basis.”

According to Rosemarie Truman, CEO of CAI, “CAI is working with over 170,000 federally-funded inventions; yet, less than one percent of these inventions meet our rigorous commercial viability due diligence criteria. The inventions we evaluate, yet leave on the shelf, could have enormous impact on public health. By partnering with Open Therapeutics, together we can establish a comprehensive model to maximize the potential of the entire portfolio versus the less than one percent that CAI seeks to advance.”

About Open Therapeutics LLC

Open Therapeutics is a crowdsourcing life science firm that creates and attracts therapeutic biotechnologies and crowdsources them for the global scientific community. The global research community can freely access the biotechnologies and funding to further the development of the biotechnologies at Therapoid™. The Company is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, with laboratory operations in Covington, Kentucky, Cincinnati, OH, Amman, Jordan, and Bangalore, India.

Contact: Jerome Hamilton, CEO, Open Therapeutics
+1 (651) 900-0412
OpenTherapeutics.org
@OpenTherapeutic

About the Center for Advancing Innovation

The Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) is a global public-private partnership, non-profit focused on creating a virtuous circle of innovation and driving growth breakthroughs through novel, creative paradigms and models. CAI’s mission is to accelerate and increase the volume of research commercialization in support of high growth business to ignite entrepreneurship, bolster the global economy, and maximize the commercial and knowledge-based potential of promising inventions. CAI’s award-winning challenge-based accelerator, rigorous evidence-based due diligence, and capital-efficient lean management models serve to hyper-accelerate “gazelle” high-performing startups for outsized investor returns. Through its NIH-sponsored Breast Cancer Startup Challenge, Neuro Startup Challenge, and Nanotechnology Startup Challenge in Cancer competitions, as well as its NASA-supported SPACE RACE startup challenge, CAI has launched 58 startups and trained more than 2000 entrepreneurs. For additional information about CAI, please visit thecenterforadvancinginnovation.org.

We Believe

Open Therapeutics crowdsources orphan and dormant therapeutic intellectual properties (IP) to scientists around the world. The goal is pushing forward research that ordinarily would not generate a public value while particularly helping underserved scientists to collaborate.

How open science helps researchers succeed
Open access, open data, open source, and other open scholarship practices are growing in popularity and necessity. However, widespread adoption of these practices has not yet been achieved. One reason is that researchers are uncertain about how sharing their work will affect their careers. We review literature demonstrating that open research is associated with increases in citations, media attention, potential collaborators, job opportunities, and funding opportunities. These findings are evidence that open research practices bring significant benefits to researchers relative to more traditional closed practices.