Citizen Science Study to Help Fight COVID-19
Using the Eureka Mobile Research Platform, UCSF has launched a world-wide study to track COVID-19 symptoms, infections, risk factors and behaviors that might impact spread.
Stopping COVID 19 With CRISPR
Dr. Charles Chui, infectious disease expert at UCSF, is working on a quick diagnostic test for the deadly coronavirus using CRISPR technology.
New Genomic Tests to Diagnose Deadly Infections Faster
Rapid genomic tests are poised to change the way doctors diagnose and treat infections
Precision Medicine at UCSF
Dr. Michael Lesh participated in the panel discussion “Medical Imaging for a Precision Medicine Future” at the 2020 Precision Medicine World Conference.
From the Lab to the Bedside
Join UCSF’s Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs) and provide valuable expertise to UCSF’s most promising ideas. More Information to come.
InVest In Ourselves...
The UCSF InVent Fund is open for business! Innovation Ventures supports faculty whose inventions would benefit from licensing to new or established companies with the expertise and funding to develop those further.
UC’s CRISPR Expertise to Speed Drug Discovery
Jennifer Doudna and Jonathan Weissman are the key players in a new collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline to apply CRISPR techniques to the discovery of new drug targets, potentially leading to new therapies for genetic diseases.
Exploring a Patient-First Partnership
Scientists at AbbVie and University of California, San Francisco collaborate with patient needs in mind.
Tumor Regression Discovery Gets Green
Once considered an un-druggable target, a novel, small molecule approach to induce tumor regression was discovered by UCSF's Kevan Shokat, Ph.D. Now the FDA has cleared the IND application for clinical development.
Tmunity and UCSF Announce Collaboration
Tmunity agrees to exclusive license and research collaboration with UCSF's Hideho Okada, a physician-scientist and professor of neurological surgery who studies immunotherapeutic strategies aimed at malignant brain tumors.

Who We Are

Translational technology development and commercialization is a complex process because every project is unique. Innovation Ventures is dedicated to helping the UCSF community navigate those complexities by working up-close with our research faculty and promising students to really understand their science. We have a single purpose and that is to support the transition of UCSF innovation out of the lab and into the marketplace as more fully developed therapies, with a greater confidence of success. Whether evaluating a new discovery, securing funding, seeking external partnerships, or starting new companies, Innovation Ventures is here to facilitate protection, development, and commercialization of novel and valuable healing inventions.

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