February, 2024 - MSU Innovation Center

MSU researchers find early, promising glioblastoma treatment

A team of Michigan State University scientists has unveiled a potential game-changer in the fight against glioblastoma, the most common and currently incurable form of brain cancer. Their weapon of choice? A drug-like compound named Ogremorphin, or OGM. In laboratory experiments, OGM showed a remarkable ability to kill glioblastoma cells while leaving normal cells unharmed. …


MSU making voice-activated artificial intelligence more accessible

As artificial intelligence technology advances, one area lags behind: voice-activated AI. For the more than 80 million people who stutter, voice AI technologies, which are increasingly being used in job hiring practices, can still be impossible to navigate. HeardAI, a multidisciplinary project from Michigan State University, Western Michigan University, and the nonprofit Friends: The National …


Investment in top-ranked MSU School of Packaging will expand building, research

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees today voted to authorize the planning of a major expansion to the MSU School of Packaging. The $25 million investment will double the size of the building and significantly increase research capacity, creating space for more faculty and graduate students. “Positioning Spartans for continued innovation and leadership, this new …


Michigan State University Hosts Inaugural AgTech Symposium at Great Lakes Expo

MSU Research Foundation and MSU Technologies collaborated to establish the inaugural AgTech Symposium at the Great Lakes Expo. The event aimed to unite industry leaders for innovation and collaboration in addressing key challenges in Michigan’s agricultural sector. GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The Michigan State University Research Foundation and MSU Technologies hosted a first annual AgTech …


MSU researchers find early, promising glioblastoma treatment

A team of Michigan State University scientists has unveiled a potential game-changer in the fight against glioblastoma, the most common and currently incurable form of brain cancer. Their weapon of choice? A drug-like compound named Ogremorphin, or OGM. In laboratory experiments, OGM showed a remarkable ability to kill glioblastoma cells while leaving normal cells unharmed. …


A New Tool to Fight Cancer, Infections, Addiction

A soccer ball-shaped, nanoparticle-sized vaccine delivery platform called Q-Beta might hold the key to unlocking treatments for any number of viruses and diseases—from cancers to infections and even opioid addiction—thanks to the work of a research team that got its start at Michigan State University (MSU). This groundbreaking research is currently being done by Dr. …


Introducing Technology Transfer Fellow Katie James

Introducing Katie James, the newest addition to the MSU Technologies Tech Managers team. Joining the team on January 8th, 2024, as a Technology Transfer Fellow, Katie’s primary role consists of assisting tech managers in evaluating physical sciences technology disclosures.  A proud alumna of Oakland University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Katie’s academic …


Accelerator brings Holland energy storage startup closer to market

Jolt Energy Storage, founded by MSU’s Thomas Guarr and his business partner, Jack L. Johnson using technology developed in Guarr’s lab at Michigan State’s Bioeconomy Institute, emerges stronger after graduating from the Shell GameChanger Accelerator backed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s NREL. Their innovative organic energy storage materials promise cost-effective alternatives to lithium-ion batteries, …


Lt. Gov. Gilchrist Announces $5 Million to Establish a New Venture Fund Supporting the State’s University Innovation and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II joined the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) and Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce the final awardee selected to receive support from the Michigan Innovate Capital Fund (MICF), a program representing the state’s efforts to continue growing a vibrant and robust entrepreneurial ecosystem. The University of Michigan’s (U-M’s) Innovation Partnerships team …


Michigan State University and Lab-Aids reach exclusive deal to publish fourth generation of the Connected Math Project 

The Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) is set to begin an exciting new chapter in its transformative history, now that Michigan State University (MSU) and Lab-Aids have formed an exclusive partnership to publish the fourth edition of its curriculum, Connected Mathematics4 (CMP4), a complete middle school mathematics curriculum.   Developed at MSU with support from the National …


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