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

Twentieth Annual HHS SBIR/STTR Conference

This three-day national HHS SBIR/STTR Conference is designed to educate attendees about the America’s Largest Seed Fund and how to apply for these research and development dollars. The HHS’s SBIR/STTR programs allow U.S.-owned small businesses to forge academic partnerships and build productive businesses to improve the health of Americans. Events will include the Texas Life Science Venture Showcase highlighting a few of the Texas Life Science startups that are growing rapidly with cutting-edge biotech innovation and are prime for investment.

Event: 20th Annual HHS SBIR/STTR Conference
Theme: A Better Tomorrow: Big Ideas in Biotech
When: October 30 - November 1, 2018
Where: Dallas, Texas
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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. The course is approved for two credit hours toward the Master of Science degree in Clinical Sciences. 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 speaker will be Frank Grassler, Vice President for Technology Development at UT Southwestern. The seminars are offered every other Thursday from 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. melanie.holt@utsouthwestern.edu


News Highlights at UT Southwestern

UT Southwestern Ranked Top Institution Globally for Published Research in Nature Index

UT Southwestern Ranked No. 1 Hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth by U.S. News & World Report

UT Southwestern Ranks No. 5 in the World in Research that Drives Further Innovation

UT Southwestern Scientists Discover a “Big Bang” of Alzheimer’s Disease