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Spring 2010, Issue 11

New Web Pages Speed Licensing of Materials and Devices

The Office for Technology Licensing and Industry Collaboration (OTL&IC) has added two new services to facilitate the out-licensing of technologies developed at Tufts University and Tufts-affiliated hospitals.

(1) The Biological Materials and Research Tools webpage lists these technologies by keyword, with title, summary, and ready-to-sign licenses (where available). Biological materials can include antibodies, bacterial strains, cell lines, and proteins.

The ready-to-sign licenses provide a fast and economical way to license technologies via terms and conditions standard to Tufts and Tufts affiliates. Interested licensees simply click on the ready-to-sign license link to download the license agreement document. Instructions are provided on the webpage. Biological materials available for licensing include

  • Monoclonal antibody for Epstein-Barr virus (10-yr term ready-to-sign license)
  • Ral-binding protein for use in cancer research
  • Luciferase-expressing breast cancer cell lines for use in breast cancer research (10-yr term and perpetual ready-to-sign licenses available)

For questions on ready-to-sign licenses, and to license biological materials and reagents that do not have a ready-to-sign license, please contact Licensing Associate Wannee Asavaroengchai, PhD, at (617) 636-6597 or wannee.asavaroengchai@tufts.edu.

(2) The Medical Devices webpage lists devices that are available for licensing by keyword, with technology, business opportunity, and the OTL&IC staff contact for the device. Medical devices available for licensing include

  • Spinal cord implants that work by replacing damaged portions of the spinal cord with implantable electrical micro-arrays (Contact: john.cosmopoulos@tufts.edu)
  • Silk optic–based devices/sensors for the creation of devices and sensor systems that are optically addressable, biocompatible, disposable, degradable, and consumable (Contact: martin.son@tufts.edu)
  • Vascularized, living skin cells for drug screening, tissue regeneration, and wound healing (Contact: nina.green@tufts.edu)

If you have questions about these new web pages, or for other tech transfer needs, please go to the OTL&IC homepage.



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