Success Stories

UCLA inventions are commercialized by startups and established companies worldwide. Featured below are selected examples of UCLA discoveries in the marketplace benefiting society.

QuantumFlux Reverse Osmosis

A Better Membrane Helps to Replenish the World's Fresh Drinking Water Supply

In April of 1961, at the dedication of a desalination plant in Texas, President John F. Kennedy said:

No water resources...
Read More
MERCI Retriever

Merci Retriever

Concentric Medical, Inc.: Saving Stroke Victims

Due to a pair of physicians’ innovation and determination, the removal of potentially fatal blood clots in the brain may ...

Read More
Guglielmei detachable coil

Guglielmei Detachable Coil and Matrix Detachable Coil

Detachable Coils Defeat Brain Aneurysms With Skill and Ingenuity

Brain aneurysms are usually symptom free while they are developing but are devastating when they finally make their presence known. Most of...

Read More
ICIS System

Integrated Clinical Information System Mobile (ICIS Mobile)

Wireless, Mobile Access to Medical Data Means the Doctor Is Always In

Doctors are expected to respond quickly and appropriately as their patients’ medical needs dictate. In an ideal world, physicians would have...

Read More
Water Filtration

Water Filtration Membrane Repels Dangerous Contaminants

UCLA researchers invented a new membrane that promises to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of water filtration and desalination

With failing infrastructure and increasing contamination of surface waters, aquifers and wells, the purity of water resources is a growing...

Read More
Diagnostics

Biomarkers Identify Best Treatment Options for Leukemia Patients

Improving treatment decisions for patients regarding Gleevec therapy

In 2001 the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug Gleevec™ as a firstline therapy for treating chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). To...

Read More
PTSD Index image

Assessing PTSD in Children and Adolescents

UCLA researchers developed one of the most widely used tools for assessing trauma history and posttraumatic stress symptoms.

Trauma challenges an individual’s view of the world as a just, safe, and predictable place.” -APA

It is hard to imagine...

Read More
Nicoderm Patch

Habitrol® Nicotine Patch

Tremendous Benefits to Society

A casual conversation between two brothers in the early 1980s leads to the research and development of the Habitrol® nicotine patch, which has helped thousands kick the smoking habit each year....

Read More