Steve Foster, MBA

Steve Foster, MBA

Managing Director, Licensing & Compliance (interim)
Co-Founder & Co-Director, Ambassador Program
Co-Founder, CSU Demo Day

 

Steve.Foster@colostate.edu
970-492-4196

Steve joined our team in 2008, as a Director of Out-Licensing to support technologies in the areas of oncology, life science, veterinary science, and biomedical engineering. In 2021, Steve became the Managing Director, Licensing (interim) to lead licensing efforts and agreement compliance in addition to managing his technology portfolio.  During his time at CSURF, Steve has developed many strategic alliances and assisted with the initiation of several CSU startups founded on CSU-owned IP from 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.  Finally, Steve was an initial cofounder and remains one of the driving forces of the Innovation Symposium, now knows as Demo Day – the annual innovation event held by CSU Ventures to celebrate and highlight the incredible innovation coming out of CSU.

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

Internal Cooling of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Internal Cooling of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Biomarker for Low-Risk NTM Infection
Biomarker for Low-Risk NTM Infection
Novel Vanadium Complexes to Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer
Novel Vanadium Complexes to Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer
Functionalization of Metal–Organic Frameworks with Controllable Wettability
Functionalization of Metal–Organic Frameworks with Controllable Wettability
Pedicle Screw Assembly and Dynamic Spinal Stabilization Devices
Pedicle Screw Assembly and Dynamic Spinal Stabilization Devices
Paper-Based Assay for Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria Detection
Paper-Based Assay for Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria Detection
Novel Treatment to Protect against Neurodegenerative Inflammation in Parkinson’s
Novel Treatment to Protect against Neurodegenerative Inflammation in Parkinson’s
In vitro Detection of Prions in Blood
In vitro Detection of Prions in Blood
Surface Treatment for Vascular Stents
Surface Treatment for Vascular Stents
Identification of Cattle at Risk of High Altitude Pulmonary Hypertension
Identification of Cattle at Risk of High Altitude Pulmonary Hypertension
Photoredox Catalysts for Small Molecule and Macromolecular Transformations
Photoredox Catalysts for Small Molecule and Macromolecular Transformations
Antimicrobial Silver Metallogel
Antimicrobial Silver Metallogel
Reversible Interpenetrating Polymer Network
Reversible Interpenetrating Polymer Network
Translation and Tethering (TnT) Plasmid
Translation and Tethering (TnT) Plasmid
HA Frankenbody Expression Plasmids
HA Frankenbody Expression Plasmids
Novel Production of Vaccines for Animal Health
Novel Production of Vaccines for Animal Health
Recyclable Sulfur Based Plastics
Recyclable Sulfur Based Plastics
Exosomes as Mtb Diagnostic Biomarkers
Exosomes as Mtb Diagnostic Biomarkers
System and Method for Direct Particle Sampling from Air
System and Method for Direct Particle Sampling from Air
Encrypted Information Storage using Quasiparticles
Encrypted Information Storage using Quasiparticles
Novel Therapeutic Compounds for the Treatment of Pneumonic Infections
Novel Therapeutic Compounds for the Treatment of Pneumonic Infections
Synthetic Polymeric Materials for Ocular Applications
Synthetic Polymeric Materials for Ocular Applications
Crosslinked Porous Protein Crystals with Guest Barcode DNA
Crosslinked Porous Protein Crystals with Guest Barcode DNA
Direct Immune-microbiome Quantitation
Direct Immune-microbiome Quantitation
Novel Inhibition of HIV-1 Infection
Novel Inhibition of HIV-1 Infection
Fire Alarm Networking Solution
Fire Alarm Networking Solution
Method and System for Measuring Deflection at Multiple Locations
Method and System for Measuring Deflection at Multiple Locations
A Loading Device to Measure Stiffness of Fractured Bones and Monitor Healing Over Time
A Loading Device to Measure Stiffness of Fractured Bones and Monitor Healing Over Time
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonist-Beta Blocker Drug Combination: Novel Cancer Immunotherapeutic
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonist-Beta Blocker Drug Combination: Novel Cancer Immunotherapeutic
Inhibitors of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Biofilms
Inhibitors of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Biofilms
Digital Signature for Verifying the Origin and Integrity of Synthetic DNA Sequences
Digital Signature for Verifying the Origin and Integrity of Synthetic DNA Sequences
Resurfaced Cell-Penetrating Nanobody Constructs and Methods
Resurfaced Cell-Penetrating Nanobody Constructs and Methods
New Phosphine Reagents to Functionalize C-H Bonds
New Phosphine Reagents to Functionalize C-H Bonds
SolaVAX™: Novel Production of Human Vaccines
SolaVAX™: Novel Production of Human Vaccines
Novel TE Implant to Repair Spinal Annular Defects
Novel TE Implant to Repair Spinal Annular Defects
Telemetric Load-Sensing for the Monitoring of Orthopedic Fracture Healing
Telemetric Load-Sensing for the Monitoring of Orthopedic Fracture Healing
Industrial Hygiene Sampling Belt
Industrial Hygiene Sampling Belt
Isolation and Detection Methods of Viruses from Drinking Water
Isolation and Detection Methods of Viruses from Drinking Water
Method to Measure Spatial Pesticide Distribution
Method to Measure Spatial Pesticide Distribution
Virtual Reality Anesthesia Training Platform
Virtual Reality Anesthesia Training Platform
Capacitive Immunosensor for Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Capacitive Immunosensor for Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Synthetic Biology Based Diagnostic Assay
Synthetic Biology Based Diagnostic Assay
BeaconBand®: A Clothing Modification for Cognitive and Visual Deficits
BeaconBand®: A Clothing Modification for Cognitive and Visual Deficits
Nitric Oxide-Releasing Metal-Organic Frameworks: Novel Materials for Medical Device
Nitric Oxide-Releasing Metal-Organic Frameworks: Novel Materials for Medical Device
Orthopedic Cast Splitter for Large Animals
Orthopedic Cast Splitter for Large Animals
Monoclonal Antibodies Targeting SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid Protein
Monoclonal Antibodies Targeting SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid Protein
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
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
Natural Gas Monitoring Network to Detect Natural Gas Leaks
Natural Gas Monitoring Network to Detect Natural Gas Leaks
Wedge Osteometry BoneTractor
Wedge Osteometry BoneTractor
Plasmid to Produce Recombinant SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid Protein
Plasmid to Produce Recombinant SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid Protein
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
Frankenbody and Other Novel scFvs – Constructs and Methods for Live-cell Imaging
Frankenbody and Other Novel scFvs – Constructs and Methods for Live-cell Imaging
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
Thermoplastic Carbon Composite Electrodes
Thermoplastic Carbon Composite Electrodes
Surface Mounted Metal-Organic Frameworks to Filter Uremic Toxin
Surface Mounted Metal-Organic Frameworks to Filter Uremic Toxin
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
Semi-Automated Paper-Based Immunoassay System
Semi-Automated Paper-Based Immunoassay System
Novel Peptides Bind Elusive Therapeutic Target Critical to HIV Lifecycle
Novel Peptides Bind Elusive Therapeutic Target Critical to HIV Lifecycle
Nuclease Protection ELISA Assay for Diagnosis of Infectious Disease
Nuclease Protection ELISA Assay for Diagnosis of Infectious Disease
Neuroprotective Pre-clinical Efficacy Testing of New Drug Candidates
Neuroprotective Pre-clinical Efficacy Testing of New Drug Candidates
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
Functionalized Metal-organic Frameworks for use in Medical Devices
Functionalized Metal-organic Frameworks for use in Medical Devices
Indole-based Therapeutics for Patients with Pulmonary NTM Infection
Indole-based Therapeutics for Patients with Pulmonary NTM Infection
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
Biocompatible Coatings for Heart Valves and Vascular Grafts
Biocompatible Coatings for Heart Valves and Vascular Grafts
Sindbis Virus Replicons and Plasmids
Sindbis Virus Replicons and Plasmids
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
Strain Sensing Device for Bone Grafts
Strain Sensing Device for Bone Grafts
Methods and Compositions for Treating Cancer
Methods and Compositions for Treating Cancer
Zika Virus Plasmids
Zika Virus Plasmids
Novel Antibacterial Surfaces
Novel Antibacterial Surfaces
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
Canine Lymphoma Diagnostic
Canine Lymphoma Diagnostic
ECG Monitoring Device for Dogs During Surgery
ECG Monitoring Device for Dogs During Surgery
Systems and Methods for Manufacturing Customized Cardiovascular Devices
Systems and Methods for Manufacturing Customized Cardiovascular Devices
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
Antibodies Against Interferon Stimulated Gene 15 (ISG15)
Antibodies Against Interferon Stimulated Gene 15 (ISG15)
Cancer Stem Cell (CSC) Vaccine
Cancer Stem Cell (CSC) Vaccine
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
High-Fidelity Physical Examination Model
High-Fidelity Physical Examination Model
Pre-Clinical Compound & Vaccine Screening for Effectiveness Against Mycobacterium abscessus
Pre-Clinical Compound & Vaccine Screening for Effectiveness Against Mycobacterium abscessus
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
Adjuvant Additives that Enhance Vaccine Response
Adjuvant Additives that Enhance Vaccine Response
Microfluidic Multiplexed Cytology – Cytochemical Staining System
Microfluidic Multiplexed Cytology – Cytochemical Staining System
Novel Broad-Spectrum Flavivirus Inhibitors
Novel Broad-Spectrum Flavivirus Inhibitors
Advanced Therapeutic Delivery System for Modulating Multiple Biological Responses
Advanced Therapeutic Delivery System for Modulating Multiple Biological Responses
Growth Tube Microchip Electrophoresis System for Monitoring of Aerosol Compositions
Growth Tube Microchip Electrophoresis System for Monitoring of Aerosol Compositions
Diagnostic for Paratuberculosis Infection: Johne’s and Crohn’s Disease
Diagnostic for Paratuberculosis Infection: Johne’s and Crohn’s Disease
Inhibition of D6D to Treat Cardiometabolic Disease
Inhibition of D6D to Treat Cardiometabolic Disease
Siderophore Antigens and Adjuvants for Treatment and Vaccination Against Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
Siderophore Antigens and Adjuvants for Treatment and Vaccination Against Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
Acid and Base Stable Esters: New Linkers for Solid-Phase Organic Synthesis
Acid and Base Stable Esters: New Linkers for Solid-Phase Organic Synthesis