10 UM Conflict-of-Interest Items OK’d

Ten items disclosed under the state’s Conflict of Interest statute were authorized by the University of Michigan board of regents at their Sept. 20, 2012 meeting. The law requires that regents vote on potential conflict-of-interest disclosures related to university staff, faculty or students.

The items often involve technology licensing agreements or leases. This month, all items were approved unanimously and related to the following businesses: Newline Builders, Horsley Archaeological Prospection, ArborMetrix, DDM System Inc., Edington Associates, OncoFusion, PsiKick Inc., Vortex Hydro Energy and Wolverine Energy Solutions and Technology Inc.

In addition, regents approved lease agreements with 15 firms that are part of UM’s Venture Accelerator program, located at the North Campus Research Complex, 1600 Huron Parkway – the former Pfizer facility. [.pdf of lease agreement details]

There was no discussion on any of these items.

This brief was filed from the Michigan Union’s Anderson Room on the Ann Arbor campus, where regents held their September meeting.