XLerator Network

The Southeast XLerator Network is one of four IDeA State Regions to receive a National Institute of Health STTR award to create a Regional Technology Transfer Accelerator Hub. The Southeast IDeA States region includes six states (KY, WV, SC, AR, MS, LA) plus Puerto Rico and includes 24 academic institutional partners. XLerateHealth is the SBC recipient of this grant and the University of Kentucky is the Lead Academic Partner.

The goal of the networked “Hub” is to help move scientific discoveries and technologies out of the lab and into the market and increase SBIR funding to this typically underserved region.  The Hub will facilitate engagement by building a number of online resources that faculty, students, and researchers can access to learn about how to think about commercializing their technologies and be better prepared to successfully write and receive SBIR funding. Learn More

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Chemistry Researcher Develops Innovative Testing, Potential Remedies for Head Trauma, Alzheimer’s

Tue, Jan 14, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. — In higher education, the value of following your passion, meeting challenges head-on and working toward something bigger than yourself are all promoted to students by their professors. Sometimes, students are lucky enough to have a teacher who...

UK OTC, Partners Receive Phase II Funding for Southeast XLerator Network

Wed, Jan 08, 2020

In October 2018, it was announced that the University of Kentucky, as the academic lead partner of XLerateHealth, a health technology accelerator based in Louisville, and regional partners had received a federal National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant that...

LSU Health Research Discovers Potential New Rx Target for AMD and Alzheimer’s

Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Research led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, found a new mechanism by which a class of molecules his lab discovered...

LSU Health Discovers Critical Role of Two Proteins in Vision and Preventing Blinding Eye Diseases

Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Research led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, Ph.D., Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has discovered unique patterns of genetic activity that may lead to the development...

LSU Health New Orleans Awarded $1.74M for Usher Syndrome Antisense Thereapy Rx

Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Jennifer J. Lentz, PhD, Associate Professor at LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence and Departments of Otorhinolaryngology, Genetics and Ophthalmology, in collaboration with Robert K. Koenekoop MD, PhD and Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Human Genetics and...

STTR Award to LSU Health Spin-Out Company to Create Clinical Solution for Life-Threatening Preemie Condition

Fri, Dec 13, 2019

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health has awarded Chosen Diagnostics Inc, a spin-out company, a $299,641 Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer award. Based on an...

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