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Secretary Sebelius speaks at biotech meeting

Secretary Sebelius delivered a speech in California yesterday which recognized the potential of biotechnology to address unmet needs in human health, agriculture and industrial and environmental applications.  In her remarks, Secretary Sebelius stated: “[I]nvesting in each step of the process that starts with basic scientific discovery and ends with the development and provision of better diagnostics, treatments, and preventive strategies to significantly improve health care.  I know I don’t have to tell you that because Read More >

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IPWatchdog Blog: “In Search of Technology Transfer Best Practices”

The BIO-AUTM Technology Transfer Symposium panel on The Role of Universities, Biotechnology Companies and Technology Transfer in the Innovation Economy included an active debate on issues ranging from increasing the odds for a successful partnership and the pros and cons of the Bayh-Dole Act.

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From Lab to Commercialization: NIH Licenses Offer Another Path

If a biomedical breakthrough occurs within a federal lab, chances are your company can license use of the technology from the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Technology Transfer (OTT).

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WARF: A Model of Technology Transfer Partnership

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is the oldest technology transfer office in the United States, founded to manage a University of Wisconsin-Madison discovery that eventually eliminated the childhood disease rickets. WARF works with business and industry to transform university research into real products benefiting society at large—the Wisconsin Idea in action (see “Wisconsin Thrives“). Over the years, the foundation has developed a model of technology transfer based on partnership with the UW-Madison and industry, an approach that Read More >

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BIO Survey on Technology Transfer Shows Complexity of University-Industry Relationships

I sat down with Cartier Esham, Director, Emerging Company Health and Regulatory Affairs at BIO, to discuss BIO’s new survey on licensing trends between universities and companies, part of a larger process of technology transfer. BIO will release the survey at this year’s BIO Investor Forum Technology Transfer Symposium, October 28, 2009. You can learn more about by visiting www.bio.org/ip/techtransfer.

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