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Our Mission

The Office for Technology Development protects, enhances, and advances UT Southwestern innovations to maximize benefits for community health and well-being. We do this by: 

  • Advancing research discoveries into innovative technologies for commercial application 
  • Cultivating collaborative relationships with our faculty, researchers, and external partners
  • Exemplifying excellence and integrity in all aspects of our work
  • Extending compassion to each other, our clients, and our business partners 

Key Facts

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U.S. Patents Issued

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Startups Formed

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Inventions Disclosed

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Licenses & Options Executed

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License Revenue

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Sponsored Research

FY12 through Present

Blackstone LaunchPad

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We are a member of the Blackstone LaunchPad & TechStars Network, the front door to entrepreneurial tools, programs, and resources on UT Southwestern’s campus.

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Our Services

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For Faculty and Inventors

Because all inventions arising out of UT Southwestern research belong to the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System, faculty turn to our Commercialization team (including Commercialization Success Partners (CSPs) and Assistant Directors of Technology Commercialization (ADCs)) to disclose such inventions and potentially file patent applications. We also help faculty understand which agreements they’ll need to sign, including confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements.

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For Investors and Entrepreneurs

Technologies developed at UT Southwestern Medical Center can be commercialized through either licensing or the development of a new company (a startup).

The Office for Technology Development evaluates technologies suitable for entrepreneurial development and assists in developing startup companies based on those technologies.

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For Industry

UT Southwestern Medical Center has protected and licensed intellectual property for more than 40 years. The Office for Technology Development’s (OTD) professional staff members work to create a proactive, business-oriented culture and to promote viable relationships with commercial partners.

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For Students

The Office for Technology Development (OTD) offers a variety of opportunities for students and trainees, including ThinkLab@Pegasus Accelerator, Dolphin Tank, and Innovation Days. 


Our Successes

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Taysha Gene Therapeutics

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ReCode Therapeutics

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OncoNano Medicine

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Peloton Therapeutics

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Exonics Therapeutics

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Rodeo Therapeutics

Contact Us

Office for Technology Development
Phone: 214-648-1888

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