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Many of us probably received an email from APHIS this morning. The Presidents advisors have declared a “Safety Stand-Down” for those “that possess, use, or transfer human, animal, or plant infectious agents or toxins”. What this means for Federal Departments and Agencies and those institutions that receive federal funds is that the government encourages Safety…

In the spirit of encouraging entrepreneurship, the Government Law Center at Albany Law School is organizing a day-long event that will offer free legal workshops and free legal consultations to Capital Region entrepreneurs. The event will be held September 12, 2014.  Registration is required to attend, and entrepreneurs looking for a free consultation must fill…

University Research & Economic Growth I recently ran across an article that stopped me in my tracks with this statement: A United Nations report on Asian higher education has questioned the widely held belief among policymakers that investment in university research leads to economic growth. Cue the music – I feel a Paradigm Shift Approaching As…

It runs sideways too We all know the expression that waste runs down hill but I can attest that it runs sideways too The other day I woke up to a real mess in my family room. There were streaks of something all over the floor that were absolutely not there when I went to bed.…

Several recent articles called my attention to a story out of the United Kingdom. Just over 30 years ago, a researcher named Ian Shanks produced a report on “new opportunities offered by product sensors” including “monitoring glucose, insulin or immunoglobulin levels in diabetics”. Ian Shanks subsequently developed and disclosed an invention where a blood or…

Recently I attended the Cooperative Research Centres Association Conference (CRCA 2014). The theme of the event was Innovating with Asia. The key speakers provided a very interesting and thought provoking insight into the challenges and opportunities that exist in Asia in the future. At the conference I was pleased to chair a breakfast session: The…