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University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to Host Life Science Tech Transfer Summit North America in July

6/26/2013 2:45:18 PM

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An international conference focusing on life science technology transfer will take place in late July at UC San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus. The 2013 Tech Transfer Summit (TTS), North America will run from July 29 to 30, focusing on early stage tech transfer, licensing, partnering, and investment.

The conference is organized by TTS, Ltd. and UCSF’s Office of Innovation, Technology & Alliances (ITA), which oversees technology transfers, entrepreneurship and innovative research alliances with bioscience commercial, nonprofit, and government organizations. ITA is serving as the host partner, and BayBio and QB3 are also providing support for the event, whose speakers and attendees include a broad range of stakeholders in the life sciences and healthcare industries.

“UCSF is pleased to host the Tech Transfer Summit as part of our commitment to partnering with industry, government, private nonprofit and peer organizations to advance health worldwide, directly benefiting patients,” said ITA Assistant Vice Chancellor Erik Lium, PhD. Lium pointed to UCSF’s newly created Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI) as an example of the university’s focus on leading revolutions in health.

Early bird registration discounts are available through June 30. Registration and fee information is available at

Founded in 2007, the TTS Global Initiative holds summits worldwide, creating an international network for entrepreneurial researchers and innovators, universities, institutes, clinics, hospitals, investors, nonprofits and life science companies. The initiative further incorporates the TTS Innovation Bank, a free repository for showcasing technology offerings from all global attendees. The goal is to enable all stakeholders in the early stage life science sector to network, collaborate and form partnerships that help move new technologies to commercial markets. TTS Ltd. 2013 summits will also be held in Europe, Australia, and Asia.

UC San Francisco is the leading university exclusively focused on health. The Office of Innovation, Technology and Alliances (ITA) coordinates UCSF’s efforts in forging collaborations that translate cutting edge UCSF research into therapies and products. UCSF is among the world’s top recipients of US biotechnology patents and consistently ranks first in the UC system as measured by annual license income, total patents, and total licenses. ITA seeks innovative ways to bridge the gap between basic research and real-world applications. UCSF has research partnerships with companies in pharmaceuticals, biotech, high tech and other innovative industries. For more information, email

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