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UCSF Innovation Ventures and COVID-19 Technologies With the elevated danger of COVID-19, UCSF Innovation Ventures’

UCSF Innovation Ventures and COVID-19 Technologies

With the elevated danger of COVID-19, UCSF Innovation Ventures’ approach to engagement reflects the University’s position on doing our best to share our technology far and wide, for maximum public benefit. Our team is prioritizing all COVID-19 technologies. We are directing our resources to the projects identified by our leadership as those of greatest importance. UCSF has many assets and we will do all we can to help marshal them, including our active search for the best opportunities our team can find to advance the University’s healthcare discoveries. This requires we keep an open mind and an entrepreneurial spirit. Where we are assured of our faculty’s support – and that it is in the best interest of our funders and the technology – we will adopt an ‘open access’ approach to help distribute our technologies as widely as possible. Where we can we will direct our energies in the most practical manner to support our researchers as they work to make an impact.

 

At this momentous time let us call this commitment our “best practices” in the struggle. May our efforts be rewarded with a technology that will benefit all of us.

 

Anthony Francis

Executive Director

Office of Technology Management

UCSF Innovation Ventures.

 

 

 

 

 

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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