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Technology Transfer

3656CSHL is engaged in technology transfer as one way of delivering important discoveries to the public.  Our Office of Technology Transfer actively supports our scientists to partner with companies, investors and others in order to achieve this mission and make a positive impact on society.

Guiding Principles

The purpose of CSHL's technology transfer activities is to enable the scientific research conducted by our faculty, scientific staff and students to be developed and applied for the common good.

To achieve this goal, we follow these guiding principles:

•  Work collaboratively with CSHL scientists to support their aspirations, manage conflicts, comply with regulations and encourage synergy with CSHL’s mission
•  Support effective dissemination of technology and leverage intellectual property rights and resources
•  Encourage commercial opportunities with the potential to make a significant positive impact
•  Engage with industry and investors to find the best partners to move ideas forward
•  Negotiate fair and reasonable terms for deals that encourage commercialization, global access and good returns

Performance Metrics
The ultimate measure of our performance is the impact on society through our commercialization efforts. Early performance indicators include funds received, transactions entered into and relationships established and maintained. More information.
Media Coverage
 
Our Scientist's Guide outlines key elements of the technology transfer process at CSHL. More information.
Engagement with industry and commercial relationships are governed by CSHL's Commercial Relations Policy. More information.
If you are a CSHL scientist and think the results of your research have commercial potential, please come talk with us.  We will discuss completing a Technology Disclosure Form and address any questions you have about our process. More information.
Material Transfer
The exchange of research materials is an essential part of scientific research. It promotes effective collaboration among CSHL scientists and their counterparts in academia, government and indusrty. More Information.
The Investigator Conflict of Interest Policy sets forth specific procedures for annual disclosure and review of significant financial interests so that, as an institution, the highest standards of integrity and objectivity are applied to the design, conduct and reporting of research carried out at or by CSHL. More information.
Consulting agreements are private contracts between investigators and companies outside the scope of CSHL employment. Investigators have an obligation to familiarize themselves with CSHL's policies relevant to consulting activities before entering into any such arrangement. More information.

CSHL partners with industry and investors to make sure important discoveries reach the public. We engage through research collaborations, intellectual property licensing and creating new ventures. For information on our Core Principles when Engaging with Industry, click here.


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Cancer Neuroscience Plant Biology Quantitative Biology Bioinformatics & Genetics

CSHL's Faculty Guide provides an introduction to the areas of research interest for each member of our faculty.
Licensing
CSHL's world-renowned research programs span Cancer, Neuroscience, Plant Biology, Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics & Genomics. CSHL's research environment is highly collaborative, allowing CSHL scienctists to work together across disciplines to solve biology's most challenging problems, with the ultimate goal of benefiting the public by advancing this research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, neurological disorders and other diseases. With that goal in mind, CSHL grants licenses to existing and startup companies that demonstrate the technical and financial capabilities to develop our early-stage technology into commercially successful products. Companies are encouraged to discuss their business interests with our Office of Tachnology Transfer so we can bring the CSHL inventions and prominent investigators in their areas of interest to their attention.
Material Transfer Agreements
The Office of Technology Transfer supports CSHL scientists with agreements to transfer proprietary materials into and out of CSHL through Material Transfer Agreements as well as tangible material licensing arrangements.
shRNA Technology Licenses
CSHL research has played a major role in developing short hairpin RNAs (shRNAs) as important biomedical research tools that we wish to see distributed and used broadly. More information.
CSHL’s preferred sponsored research arrangement with industry would follow our Uniform SRA format.
Teri F. Willey
Vice President,
Business Development & Technology Transfer
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Vladimir Drozdoff, Ph.D., J.D.
Patent & Business Development Counsel
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Debra B. Arenare, J.D.
Patent & Business Development Counsel
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Jennifer Hsieh, M.A.
Senior Licensing Associate
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Elizabeth Cherian-Samuel, M.S.
Patent & License Database Administrator
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Lorraine McInerny
Executive Assistant & MTA Coordinator
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Fauzia Chaudhary, Ph.D.
Technology Transfer Assistant
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Jong-Jin Han, Ph.D.
Intern
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Office of Technology Transfer is located at:
Nichols Building, 1st Floor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
One Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Phone: 516.367.8301
Fax: 516.367.8435