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In the fall of 2003, a young woman with a PhD from MIT found herself joining paths with Northeastern University and beginning a new journey. A journey of teaching, a journey of independent research and a journey of added responsibility. Firmly walking into the academic...

“Things don’t correct themselves, you’ve got to go out there and work hard to correct them.” - Tom Brady This is exactly what Quad Technologies has done under the determined leadership of CEO Sean Kevlahan: identify a problem, fix it, achieve success. This is Quad’s strategy in a...

Generally, an inventor is barred from obtaining patent protection on an invention if the invention was “patented, described in a printed publication, or in public use, on sale or otherwise available to the public before the effective filing date of the claimed invention [(“disclosed”)].” 35...

Ever stare into your salad and think, “today is a day of clean eating!”? Fresh, crisp veggies, lean strips of meat, a touch of balsamic dressing - nutritional happiness in a bowl. What if, however, all is not as it seems? What if the salad-springing...

Does technology make our lives simpler, more efficient or does it drive us to distraction and muddle our brains? The debate is never-ending (and definitely not as black and white), but one thing we know for certain, path breaking technologies are revolutionizing the worlds within...

The Center for Research Innovation held a pilot session of its soon-to-be launched InnoEd series of innovation-minded seminars with “Crafting Invincible Disclosures.” The session provided an opportunity to bring together research faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff engrained in Northeastern’s flourishing innovation ecosystem for an...

“Studies suggest that long-standing personal contacts … are the most effective means by which commercial entities are introduced to emerging technologies.”* This statement reflects an impetus behind the launch of Pathways to Partnership, the CRI’s newest program. Pathways to Partnership is a series of panel...

This spring the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) ruled in favor of The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard, finding that the UC Berkeley CRISPR patent, filed before The Broad’s patent, does not prevent The Broad team from obtaining a patent as the...

Water is critical to human life. We know this. We know our bodies require water to survive. We know the composition of our brains and hearts are 73% water and our lungs, 83%. We know we should drink 2-3 liters of water per day, depending upon...