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Updated news items for MSU Technologies listed below. For media inquiries, please contact Amber Shinn.

MSU Innovation Center Recognizes Faculty and Student Inventors
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 9:32am
The 2017 Innovation Celebration highlights ground-breaking technology from MSU labs and startup companies from across Michigan State University's campus. Advanced automotive materials, electron microscopy, gene therapies and many more fascinating technologies are showcased, along with new startup companies. 
Promising New Cancer Therapy developed via Michigan State University and Venn Therapeutics Partnership
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:41pm
Michigan State University (MSU) researchers presented promising cancer therapy results at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) International Meeting in Washington, DC. This novel technology, AdVCA0848, activates the stimulator of interferon genes (STING) pathway to delay tumor growth in a B16 melanoma model, promoting beneficial anti-tumor responses.
University of Michigan and Michigan Tech Designated as Innovation Hubs in MEDC’s Statewide MTRAC Program
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 3:30pm
Accelerating the creation and transfer of new technologies from research settings to practical real-world applications is the main focus of the innovation hubs at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering and Michigan Technological University.
MSU Announces 2016 and Winter 2017 MTRAC AgBio Tier II Starter Awardees
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 4:36pm
The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Program (MTRAC) Innovation Hub for AgBio at Michigan State University selected eleven awardees for grants focusing on key activities required to move technologies out of the lab and into marketable products or services.
BASF’s Metanomics licenses MSU software to streamline plant system data entry
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 2:37pm
BASF plant science company Metanomics has licensed cutting-edge software created in the lab of Yair Shachar-Hill, professor of plant biology at Michigan State University.
Agricultural waste becomes food and fuel, thanks to MSU research
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 2:06pm
Unlike simple sugars or even starches in the grains of plants, such as corn kernels, cellulose doesn’t dissolve in water. This is good for keeping plants healthy, but it's a problem for making biofuels.
MSU startup licenses plant genetics technology
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 1:48pm
Dr. Kyung-Hwan Han, a professor in MSU’s Department of Horticulture, has partnered with the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center to unlock the genetic regulators of cellulose biosynthesis in plants. Han’s startup company, Kopess Biomass Solutions, was formed with assistance from the MSU Innovation Center; the company has optioned his discovery.
Valicor partners with MSU to enhance biofuel productivity
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 10:32am
About 220 first-generation corn ethanol plants that produce fuel ethanol using starch operate in the United States. Ethanol production is expected to continue to grow over the next several years, since the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 required 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel use by 2022.