Researchers tap business school students to sell inventions

The New York Times reports that, thanks to the technology-transfer law of 1980, more and more universities cashing in on “research breakthroughs” by turning them into commercial ventures. Students from the University of Arizona, for example, successfully developed and sold a business plan to Optica Technologies Inc. for a medical device developed at the university that detects shaken-baby syndrome by scanning a child’s eye.

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