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

Upcoming Events

Center for Translational Medicine Weekly Course (CTM 5096)

Learn about developing and commercializing biomedical research with the Center for Translational MedicineDeveloping and Commercializing Biomedical Research (CTM 5096) will be held in NL3.120 on Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. from August 29 through December 7, 2018. For more information, please contact Frank Grassler, J.D. or Ron Taussig, Ph.D. at 214-648-1908.

Biomedical Commercialization Fall Seminar Series

The Office for Technology Development is presenting a series of introductory seminars this fall on biomedical technology commercialization. The topics will include information on patents, licensing, startups, regulation, and product development. Guest speakers will be Frank Grassler, Vice President for Technology Development, and Tracy Roberson, Director for Technology Commercialization at UT Southwestern. The seminars are offered every other Thursday evening September 13 through November 8 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and will be held in NL3.120. All UT Southwestern faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Melanie Holt.

News Highlights at UT Southwestern

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