Technology Licensing

One of the most common outcomes for a technology developed by UCSF faculty, students, or staff, is that they go on to be licensed to healthcare companies that wish to incorporate these new discoveries into thier product lines. This is a key component to the commercialization process, a process that brings ourt best healthcare ideas to the people who could really benefit from them. To this end we have a skilled team of licensing officers working both to ensure these technologies are widly available to the public, and that the primary investigator (PI) is rewarded for their hard work. They also ensure that the University receives a portion of the revenues to ensure future PIs have the material and financial resources to advance their science and make the important discoveries that will define the future of healthcare. 

The licensing deal process broken down
Four steps of a licensing agreement