Jan. 25 symposium to explain commercialization process

Dr. Dennis Stone

For faculty interested in potential opportunities for having their scientific work translated into commercial applications to benefit patients, the Office for Technology Development at UT Southwestern will hold the Winter 2011 Entrepreneurship Symposium, titled “Found in Translation: Pathways to Commercialization,” on Jan. 25, 2011. The workshop will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Excellence in Education Foundation Auditorium in the Simmons/Hamon Biomedical Research Buildings (NB2.102).

Dr. Dennis Stone, vice president for technology development, will provide an overview of the technology transfer process, and the presenters will also include Dr. Phillip Purdy, professor of radiology and neurological surgery, who will describe his experience working with the technology development team to develop his idea for a new kind of tiny platinum coil used to treat brain aneurysms.

The other case study to be presented at the workshop will focus on the genesis of one of the most successful technology transfer stories — Reata Pharmaceuticals.