I hope this newsletter finds you well. Over the past month, there have been several significant developments that I am excited to share with you.
Speaking Engagement at Tech Week in STL
I had the honor of being invited to speak at Tech Week in STL, where the focus was on demystifying AI/ML. My talk will be centered around the idea that technological advancements, from the Tractor to Excel, and how they didn't replace but enhanced the capabilities of professionals in various fields. I will emphasized the importance of embracing AI/ML to improve our skills and excel in our respective roles.
Podcast Experience and Lessons Learned
I recently recorded an episode for "Veterans on the Move" podcast, aiming to discuss my book. However, the conversation took an unexpected turn as I found myself explaining Machine Learning (ML) to individuals with diverse backgrounds. While the podcast may not have gone as planned, it highlighted the need for tailored discussions that resonate with the audience.
Partnership with Alien TT and STTR Grant Submission
Our collaboration with Alien TT has reached an exciting milestone as we kick off the Small Business Technology Transfer Grant (STTR) application to the NIH in partnership with Saint Louis University. The core team, consisting of experts from both institutions, is dedicated to advancing our project. Alien TT is taking the lead in grant writing and guiding us through the NIH's needs and strategies.
Saint Louis University Team:
Dr. Silvia Zustiak (PI)
Dr. Alex Reiter
Dr. Yan Gui
Buswell Biomedical INC Team:
Dr. Anu Gokhale (Consultant, AI/ML Expert)
Alien Technology Transfer’s Team:
Prithvi S. Nag
Letters of Support and Intent
In preparation for the grant application, I have reached out to several individuals for Letters of Support (LOS). We will also be seeking Letters of Intent (LOI) in the coming weeks to strengthen our application.
Our patent journey has seen a positive development as we were granted an extension of 416 days. Patent number 11883347, which belongs to us, has been extended, effective at the end of this month. This extension provides us with ample time to navigate through the patent office's processes.
As we continue to navigate these exciting opportunities, your support and encouragement are invaluable. I look forward to keeping you updated on our progress and achievements in the coming months.