VU tech transfer center sets record for licensing agreements

Vanderbilt University announced today its Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization signed a record 101 licensing agreements with industry partners in fiscal year 2013-14.

Many of the transactions were in medical diagnostics, health care information technology, pharmaceutics, oncology and biotechnology.

β€œIn my nearly 20-year history in academic technology commercialization, I have not worked anywhere where we even came close to this level of deal flow,” Alan Bentley (pictured), assistant vice chancellor of technology transfer and intellectual property protection in the CTTC, said in a release.

Six start-up companies based on Vanderbilt inventions were launched in FY 2014.

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Jul 24, 2014 10:52 AM