Strategic Alliances for Technology Transfer
The Strategic Alliances office within the Office of Policy, Communications and Strategic Alliances aims to make it easy for industry and academia to interact and partner with NCATS laboratories and scientists. The office provides a complete array of services to support NCATS technology development and partnership activities. These services include negotiating standard forms and model agreements between NCATS and outside parties, including universities, pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology companies. These agreements provide for:
- The exchange of research materials under material transfer agreements (MTAs).
- Collaborative research conducted under cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs).
- Clinical studies to determine the safety and efficacy of new agents under clinical trial agreements (CTAs).
- Exchange of confidential information under confidential disclosure agreements (CDAs).
The Strategic Alliances office reviews employee discovery and invention reports (EIRs) and makes recommendations to NIH's Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) concerning filing of domestic and foreign patent applications. NIH OTT also assists in licensing all NCATS technologies.
NCATS Inventions Available for Licensing
Inventions made by NCATS employees are owned by the federal government. Patenting and licensing are used to help ensure the technology is fully developed, commercialized and advancing public health. View a list of NCATS patent applications available for licensing.
For questions about technology transfer and partnerships, e-mail the NCATS Strategic Alliances office or call 301-217-4679.
NCATS seeks Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) partners for two new research and licensing opportunities:
- Small molecule agonists of the relaxin horomone receptor (RXFP1) to treat heart failure and fibrosis
- Non-inhibitory chaperones of glucoccerebrosidase to treat Gaucher and other diseases
Interested parties must respond prior to March 8, 2013.
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