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First seminar on commercializing research is Wednesday

Oct. 17, 2005

KALAMAZOO--The first event in a Western Michigan University seminar series on translating "Research to Commercialization" will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19, and will feature a faculty member from the University of Michigan.

The event is set for 3:30 p.m. in Room 1010 of the Fetzer Center and will focus on the "Development of the Bioartificial Kidney," with speaker Dr. David Humes, professor of internal medicine at the U of M.

Open to all students, engineers and scientists, the seminar will explore how to translate basic or applied research to commercialization. Each session in the series will also include a networking session intended to link research faculty to scientists, engineers or industrial partners interested in undertaking collaborative efforts that could lead to the commercialization of research.

The series is sponsored by WMU's Office of the Vice President for Research, Biosciences Research and Commercialization Center, colleges of Arts and Sciences and Engineering and Applied Sciences, Business Technology and Research Park and the WMU Research Foundation as well as the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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