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Technology Transfer:

An Alternative Career Path

Presented by the

Offices of Biotechnology

and Business Development

__________________________________

May 6, 2008



“Technology Transfer”


Definition


“Technology Transfer is the process of
transferring scientific findings from one
organization to another for the purpose
of further development and
commercialization.”






Association of University Technology Managers




Our Offices

The
Office of Biotechnology

serves as the

Technology Transfer office


of the College.


The office facilitates licensing of
College technology to industry and research
collaborations between industry and faculty.



The
Office of Business Development

is focused on
capturing and/or developing novel or more
aggressive
Technology Transfer

opportunities.




Technology Transfer Offices


TTOs can be found where research is
conducted


Universities, businesses, non
-
profit
organizations (i.e., NIH, foundations, etc.)



TTOs can also be referred to as:


Office of
Industrial

Liaison


Technology
Commercialization

Office


Science and Technology
Ventures


Office of Technology
Licensing
and
Industry
Relations


Business Development
Office


Academic

Liaison


Office of
Scientific Affairs


Department of
Translational Research


…and more…



Typical Structure of a TTO


Backgrounds and
experiences


Very diverse


Educational degrees


Science, business, law


Roles and
responsibilities have a
lot of cross
-
over


Patenting


Assess novelty of
invention (prior art
searches)


Marketing


Highlight value proposition
of invention and contact
appropriate commercial
partners


Licensing


Negotiate agreement
terms with commercial
partners and draft
agreement

Director/

Associate Director

Patenting

(Intellectual Property)

Marketing

Licensing



Structure of Our Offices

Director, Office of

Business Development

Sr. Business

Development

Analyst

Business

Development

Analyst

Director, Office of

Biotechnology

Assistant Director

Contracts & Licensing

Associate



David Schoenhaut, Ph.D.

Assistant Director



Interest in new technologies, biotech & pharma industry
developments, non
-
incremental science, & “daily news”


Educational background


B.A. Biology (NYU), Ph.D. Biology
-
Molecular
(UPenn)


Career path


Post
-
doc at Roche


“teamwork”, cross
-
licensing collaborations


R&D/scientist at big pharma


Consultant


Business Development


Director, Technology Affairs at start
-
up biotech


Academic Technology Transfer at Einstein


Benefits and comparison







David Silva, Ph.D.

Sr. Business Development Analyst


Educational background


B.S. in Microbiology
-

UMass at Amherst


Ph.D. in Biochemistry
-

BU School of Medicine


Factors that influenced career decision


Personal and professional


Working in Technology Transfer


Employers, roles, responsibilities, etc.


Industry v. Academia


Organizations, politics, responsibilities, etc.


Responsibilities at Einstein




Final Thoughts


Technology Transfer


Provides a personally rewarding and challenging
career


Resides at the intersection of
business/law/science
-
engineering


Requires both business skills/common sense as
well as effective communication skills


Offers diverse projects and playing diverse roles
within their organizations/employers


Has potential to make a large positive impact!


Is this a career path you should consider?



Advice & Tips


Acquaint yourself with patents and their
significance


Collaborate on industry projects (if possible)


Work in area of medical applications/drug
discovery


Emphasize biomedical vs. biological research


Mammalian systems


Engage in multidisciplinary projects


Develop concise technical & business
communication skills (written and spoken)




Additional Resources


Association of University Technology
Managers (
www.autm.net
)


Licensing Executives Society (
www.usa
-
canada.les.org
)


US Patent and Trademark Office
(
www.uspto.gov
)


Biotechnology Industry Organization
(
www.bio.org
)


Journal of Technology Transfer
(
http://www.springerlink.com/content/0892
-
9912
)


New York Biotechnology Association
(
www.nyba.org
)





Technology Transfer
Internship Program (T
2
IP)



Open to Ph.D. students that have (or will
have) submitted theses prior to June 2009



Gain Technology Transfer knowledge and
business development experience


Unpaid position with flexible hours


Program expected to run from mid
-
June to
mid
-
September



Applications are due
no later

than Thursday,
May 28, 2009


Additional information can be found at:
www.aecom.yu.edu/biotechnology


Thank You

Any Questions?

Offices of Biotechnology

and Business Development

1300 Morris Park Avenue

Room 908, Belfer Building

Tel: (718) 430
-
3357

Fax: (718) 430
-
8938

biotech@aecom.yu.edu