Tag: NUtech Ventures



Soft Robot Could Improve Colonoscopies

For most people, the thought of a colonoscopy evokes dread. It’s invasive. It’s uncomfortable. And it’s pricey, costing several thousand dollars. Nebraska researchers aim to change that. They hope that replacing the traditional colonoscope with a more patient-friendly robotic device encourages more people to have the procedure, considered the Cadillac of colorectal cancer screenings. The […]

Tool Identifies Traits of Literary Blockbusters

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” — W. Somerset Maugham, novelist and playwright The popular early 20th-century novelist made this remark long before anyone could imagine programming a room-sized computer to “read” thousands of books and analyze their traits using artificial intelligence. But that’s just what Nebraska […]

Nebraska Among Best in Tech Transfer

A universitywide commitment to providing a pipeline from the lab to the marketplace is paying off for the University of Nebraska system, named a leading U.S. institution for technology transfer. A 2017 report from the Milken Institute, an independent economic think tank, ranked the system’s combined technology transfer efforts 35th among 225 institutions. NUtech Ventures […]