Biomedical Innovation is in Our DNA

UT Southwestern’s Office for Technology Development is a respected and insightful resource for taking scientific visions and turning them into tangible realities. The Office creates collaborative relationships with the public and private sectors to develop, protect, transfer, and commercialize results.

The Office offers more than 100 years of cumulative experience, covering more than 800 licenses in business development, research, and technology management in the pharmaceutical, biomedical, IT, and engineering industries.

“Every day, UT Southwestern faculty members, researchers, and clinicians are working on groundbreaking discoveries and inventions. We want to use the commercialization process to translate those discoveries into therapies that can benefit patients worldwide.”

Frank Grassler, J.D.
Vice President for Technology Development

Event Announcements: 

The Office for Technology Development (OTD) Presents Fall 2017 Seminar Series

Please join Frank Grassler, J.D., Vice President for Technology Development, for the fourth seminar in a series of topics on biomedical commercialization. The seminar, "An Introduction to Start-ups in Commercializing Biomedical Technology," is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2017, from 2-3 p.m. in the Jones Memorial Junior Lecture Hall (D1.602) on the south campus. You may register for the seminar by emailing Melanie Holt,

eAgreements is here!

eAgreements Goes Live October 2, 2017  

Have you heard? eAgreements is here! This new tool will allow you to access your Clinical Trial and Research Agreements with a single log-in. eAgreements is live on Monday, October 2, 2017. Campus-wide training sessions are available in Taleo Learn. We look forward to hearing from you, and please direct any questions to SPA Outreach or Cooperative Research.