This October, during its annual Technology Innovation Awards ceremony, Oregon Health & Science University will honor more than 100 OHSU researchers who have had a discovery licensed, a patent issued, or an invention that led to the creation of a startup company during fiscal year 2010. Despite the challenging economic climate, the OHSU technology transfer metrics demonstrate continued progress. One highlight of the upcoming event is the presentation of awards for the 21 patents issued during the course of the year.
"We are starting to see the payoff from growth of research as a result of faculty who were either recruited or retained through the Oregon Opportunity," said Tim Stout, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., OHSU vice president for technology transfer and business development. "This has allowed us to create a focal point for health care and life science research in Oregon," he added, noting that OHSU processed nearly 550 tech transfer agreements during fiscal year 2010, averaging 1.5 transactions per day