Steve Foster, MBA

Steve Foster, MBA

 

Director of Licensing & Business Development

Co-Director, Ambassador Program

 

Steve.Foster@colostate.edu

970-492-4196

Steve’s portfolio includes oncology, life science, veterinary science, and biomedical engineering. He is responsible for managing several strategic alliances and CSU startups within his portfolio. Through the CSUV Ambassador program, Steve works to train graduate students and post-docs in general aspects of technology transfer, leverage their presence on campus to promote understanding and awareness of Ventures, and to identify innovative projects.

Prior to joining CSUV, Steve spent 13 years with Amgen in research, development, and licensing. He holds a BS in Biological Sciences and an MBA from California Lutheran University.

Available Technologies

Mouse Monoclonal Antibodies Targeting SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid Protein

Mouse Monoclonal Antibodies Targeting SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid Protein

Novel Vanadium Complex to Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer

Novel Vanadium Complex to Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer

Differentiation of Early Lyme Disease from Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness (STARI)

Differentiation of Early Lyme Disease from Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness (STARI)

A Facial Mask Capable of Detecting COVID-19 via Colorimetric Indication

A Facial Mask Capable of Detecting COVID-19 via Colorimetric Indication

Paper-Based Assay for Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria Detection

Paper-Based Assay for Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria Detection

Early Lyme Disease Detection

Early Lyme Disease Detection

A Hygiene Wipe Capable of Detecting COVID-19 via Colorimetric Indication

A Hygiene Wipe Capable of Detecting COVID-19 via Colorimetric Indication

Inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 Pathogenesis Through Targeting Small Viral RNAs

Inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 Pathogenesis Through Targeting Small Viral RNAs

Telemetric Load-Sensing for the Monitoring of Orthopedic Fracture Healing

Telemetric Load-Sensing for the Monitoring of Orthopedic Fracture Healing

Wedge Osteometry BoneTractor

Wedge Osteometry BoneTractor

Plasmid to Produce Recombinant SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid Protein

Plasmid to Produce Recombinant SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid Protein

NFC-based Smartphone Potentiostat for Infectious Disease Detection

NFC-based Smartphone Potentiostat for Infectious Disease Detection

Engineered Lactobacilli for Use in Oral Vaccines Against Human Coronaviruses (Covid-19)

Engineered Lactobacilli for Use in Oral Vaccines Against Human Coronaviruses (Covid-19)

Inactivation of Viral Particles and Other Pathogens Using Bulk Sterilization

Inactivation of Viral Particles and Other Pathogens Using Bulk Sterilization

Synthesis and Use of Drug Delivery Nanoparticles for Wound Healing

Synthesis and Use of Drug Delivery Nanoparticles for Wound Healing

Point-of-care Nucleic Acid Detection of Infectious Disease

Point-of-care Nucleic Acid Detection of Infectious Disease

SolaVAX™: Rapid Development of a Vaccine for COVID-19

SolaVAX™: Rapid Development of a Vaccine for COVID-19

Nasal Immunotherapy Spray for Prevention of Viral Respiratory Tract Infections

Nasal Immunotherapy Spray for Prevention of Viral Respiratory Tract Infections

Delivery System for Therapeutic Nucleic Acids and Vaccines

Delivery System for Therapeutic Nucleic Acids and Vaccines

Cellular Therapy for Treatment of Virally-Induced ARDS

Cellular Therapy for Treatment of Virally-Induced ARDS

Frankenbody and Other Novel scFvs – Constructs and Methods for Live-cell Imaging

Frankenbody and Other Novel scFvs – Constructs and Methods for Live-cell Imaging

Biomarker for Low-Risk NTM Infection

Biomarker for Low-Risk NTM Infection

Engineered Programmable Molecular Scaffolds from Porous Protein Crystals

Engineered Programmable Molecular Scaffolds from Porous Protein Crystals

Anti-infective Antibacterial Compounds against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other Mycobacterium Species

Anti-infective Antibacterial Compounds against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other Mycobacterium Species

Personal Air Sampling Device for Workers at Risk for Inhalation of Environmental Hazards

Personal Air Sampling Device for Workers at Risk for Inhalation of Environmental Hazards

Light Driven Chemistry: Novel Pharmaceutical and Bulk Manufacturing

Light Driven Chemistry: Novel Pharmaceutical and Bulk Manufacturing

Angiotensin Receptor Antagonist-Beta Blocker Drug Combination: Novel Cancer Immunotherapeutic

Angiotensin Receptor Antagonist-Beta Blocker Drug Combination: Novel Cancer Immunotherapeutic

Novel Peptides Bind Elusive Therapeutic Target Critical to HIV Lifecycle

Novel Peptides Bind Elusive Therapeutic Target Critical to HIV Lifecycle

High Throughput Screening Assay for Novel HIV Treatment Drugs

High Throughput Screening Assay for Novel HIV Treatment Drugs

Use of Peptide-Based Inhibitors for Treating Pathogenic Bacterial Infection and Granulomatous Disease

Use of Peptide-Based Inhibitors for Treating Pathogenic Bacterial Infection and Granulomatous Disease

HeX-Bond for Molecular Engineering

HeX-Bond for Molecular Engineering

Novel Inhibition of HIV-1 Infection

Novel Inhibition of HIV-1 Infection

Therapeutic Approach to Improve Hyperexcitation in Alzheimer’s Disease

Therapeutic Approach to Improve Hyperexcitation in Alzheimer’s Disease

Indole-based Therapeutics for Patients with Pulmonary NTM Infection

Indole-based Therapeutics for Patients with Pulmonary NTM Infection

System and Method for Direct Particle Sampling from Air

System and Method for Direct Particle Sampling from Air

In vitro Detection of Prions in Blood

In vitro Detection of Prions in Blood

Virtual Reality Anesthesia – Veterinary Medicine Anesthesia Training Interactive Platform

Virtual Reality Anesthesia – Veterinary Medicine Anesthesia Training Interactive Platform

Methods for Evaluating the in vitro-in vivo Activity Relationship of Antibacterial Compounds

Methods for Evaluating the in vitro-in vivo Activity Relationship of Antibacterial Compounds

Earlier Detection of Ruminant Pregnancy

Earlier Detection of Ruminant Pregnancy

Electrochemical Removal of Heavy Metals from Agricultural Waste

Electrochemical Removal of Heavy Metals from Agricultural Waste

Sindbis Virus Replicons and Plasmids

Sindbis Virus Replicons and Plasmids

Digital Signature for Verifying the Origin and Integrity of Synthetic DNA Sequences

Digital Signature for Verifying the Origin and Integrity of Synthetic DNA Sequences

Smart Bandage for Bacterial Infection Diagnosis and Therapeutics

Smart Bandage for Bacterial Infection Diagnosis and Therapeutics

Sensors and Assays for Unconjugated Ubiquitin or Ubiquitin-Like Proteins

Sensors and Assays for Unconjugated Ubiquitin or Ubiquitin-Like Proteins

Novel Pro-Apoptotic Oncolytic Viral Strategy for Cancer Treatment

Novel Pro-Apoptotic Oncolytic Viral Strategy for Cancer Treatment

Unavailable – Rapid Diagnostic Test for Superficial Fungal Infections

Unavailable – Rapid Diagnostic Test for Superficial Fungal Infections

Strain Sensing Device for Bone Grafts

Strain Sensing Device for Bone Grafts

Zika Virus Plasmids

Zika Virus Plasmids

MmpL3 Inhibitor Screening Assays

MmpL3 Inhibitor Screening Assays

Enzyme-Linked Immunoassay to Detect Felis catus Gammaherpesvirus 1

Enzyme-Linked Immunoassay to Detect Felis catus Gammaherpesvirus 1

Production of Purified Mycobacterial Extracellular Vesicles

Production of Purified Mycobacterial Extracellular Vesicles

Identification of Cattle at Risk of High Altitude Pulmonary Hypertension

Identification of Cattle at Risk of High Altitude Pulmonary Hypertension

Canine Lymphoma Diagnostic

Canine Lymphoma Diagnostic

Unavailable – ECG Monitoring Device for Dogs During Surgery

Unavailable – ECG Monitoring Device for Dogs During Surgery

Unavailable – 3D Printer Head Designed to Print Thermoplastic Powder: The Phoenix Head

Unavailable – 3D Printer Head Designed to Print Thermoplastic Powder: The Phoenix Head

Systems and Methods for Manufacturing Customized Cardiovascular Devices

Systems and Methods for Manufacturing Customized Cardiovascular Devices

Bioanalytical Reagent: Nanobody Fusion Protein for ELISA and Related Bioanalytical Techniques

Bioanalytical Reagent: Nanobody Fusion Protein for ELISA and Related Bioanalytical Techniques

Metal-Reducing Enzymatic (MRE) Tag for Optical and Electron Microscopy

Metal-Reducing Enzymatic (MRE) Tag for Optical and Electron Microscopy

Virtual Animal Anatomy

Virtual Animal Anatomy

Detecting and Monitoring Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs

Detecting and Monitoring Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs

Identification of Unwanted Plant Species (Weeds) Among Seeds for Sale

Identification of Unwanted Plant Species (Weeds) Among Seeds for Sale

Cancer Stem Cell (CSC) Vaccine

Cancer Stem Cell (CSC) Vaccine

Industrial Hygiene Sampling Belt

Industrial Hygiene Sampling Belt

Fire Alarm Networking Solution

Fire Alarm Networking Solution

Osteochondral Tissue Removal and Modification Techniques to Enhance Graft Performance

Osteochondral Tissue Removal and Modification Techniques to Enhance Graft Performance

Ligand Passivated Gold Nanoparticles

Ligand Passivated Gold Nanoparticles

Production and Purification of an Active endo-α-1 –> 6-D-mannanase Enzyme

Production and Purification of an Active endo-α-1 –> 6-D-mannanase Enzyme

Ivermectin-Treated Bird Feed to Control West Nile Virus Transmission to Humans

Ivermectin-Treated Bird Feed to Control West Nile Virus Transmission to Humans

Surface Treatment for Vascular Stents

Surface Treatment for Vascular Stents

High-Fidelity Physical Examination Model

High-Fidelity Physical Examination Model

Friendships Matter Training Bundle

Friendships Matter Training Bundle

Pre-Clinical Compound & Vaccine Screening for Effectiveness Against Mycobacterium abscessus

Pre-Clinical Compound & Vaccine Screening for Effectiveness Against Mycobacterium abscessus

Unavailable – Materials and Methods for Coating Bone Allografts with Periosteum-Mimetic Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

Unavailable – Materials and Methods for Coating Bone Allografts with Periosteum-Mimetic Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

Patented use of NK-1 receptor antagonists in Management of Visceral Pain in Canines

Patented use of NK-1 receptor antagonists in Management of Visceral Pain in Canines

Split-Supercharged GFP: A Robust Platform to Detect Protein-Protein Interactions

Split-Supercharged GFP: A Robust Platform to Detect Protein-Protein Interactions

Microfluidic Multiplexed Cytology – Cytochemical Staining System

Microfluidic Multiplexed Cytology – Cytochemical Staining System

Utilization of Exosomes as a Source of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Diagnostic Biomarkers

Utilization of Exosomes as a Source of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Diagnostic Biomarkers

Pedicle Screw Assembly and Dynamic Spinal Stabilization Devices

Pedicle Screw Assembly and Dynamic Spinal Stabilization Devices

Novel Broad-Spectrum Flavivirus Inhibitors

Novel Broad-Spectrum Flavivirus Inhibitors

Inhibition of D6D to Treat Cardiometabolic Disease

Inhibition of D6D to Treat Cardiometabolic Disease

Novel Treatment to Protect against Neurodegenerative Inflammation in Parkinson’s

Novel Treatment to Protect against Neurodegenerative Inflammation in Parkinson’s

Detection and Diagnosis of BVDV in Cattle

Detection and Diagnosis of BVDV in Cattle

Siderophore Antigens and Adjuvants for Treatment and Vaccination Against Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Siderophore Antigens and Adjuvants for Treatment and Vaccination Against Mycobacterium Tuberculosis