Missouri graduate to share in invention profits under deal

first_imgKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri graduate who said his professor stole his invention for a drug delivery system will share in its profits under a settlement that also gives the University of Missouri System a cut of the revenue. The Kansas City Star reports that Kishore Cholkar will get at least $1.4 million under the settlement for research done while he was working toward a doctorate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The deal announced in December ended the university’s nearly two-year court battle against former professor Ashim Mitra; the drug development company, Auven Therapeutics Management; and the manufacturer that brought Cequa to market, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries.last_img

Jamaica Diaspora Board members elected

first_imgThe Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board election processes for the West/Mid-West, Southern and Northeast regions are now complete.Jamaicans and those of Jamaican descent living in these regions were invited to participate in this important process by reviewing candidate bios and casting votes for their chosen candidate.The candidate who secures the majority of votes is declared the duly elected Diaspora Advisory Board Representative. The candidate with the second most votes is declared the Alternate Advisory Board Member.The persons elected by majority vote are as follows:Diaspora Advisory Board Member Northeast Akelia Lawrence-Maitland South Wayne C. Golding, Sr., Esq. West and Mid-West Dr. Rupert FrancisThe Alternate Diaspora Advisory Board Members are Ronald Ingleton, Oliver Falloon-Reid and Marie Kellier respectively.The Diaspora Advisory Board arose out of the first Biennial Diaspora Conference held in Kingston, Jamaica in 2004. The Advisory Board represents the interests of Jamaica Diaspora populated communities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.last_img read more