Windows of Opportunity: Commercialization of Technologies, Discoveries
Making significant discoveries in research – be it a new therapeutic application, device, or technology – yields little influence over future healthcare if those advances don’t make their way to a patient’s bedside.
The challenges of unlocking the secrets of diseases and developing novel therapeutic approaches and tests are one part of the equation leading to better healthcare around the globe. The other part involves a thorough understanding of the applicability of a discovery, the nuances and trends of the industry, and finding a common ground that will optimize the unique characteristics and utility of the discovery.
However, the road to bring those discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace can be difficult to navigate. The Office of Technology Transfer at the CHOP Research Institute guides investigators and research teams to traverse the often complex paths to commercialization.
Technology Transfer provides myriad services to investigators and their teams, all aimed at minimizing the time researchers spend on commercialization matters. This approach allows investigators to focus more attention on what they do best – finding the causes and developing new treatments for pediatric diseases and disorders.
With the assistance of specialized services provided by Technology Transfer, Children’s Hospital investigators were awarded several patents during fiscal year 2010, introducing technologies and approaches that have the potential to improve the health of children everywhere.
The following patents were issued during fiscal year 2010 for technologies developed by CHOP Research investigators.