UCLA researchers and scientists receive awards from TDG

Eighteen professors, researchers and clinicians at UCLA have been named recipients of awards from the 2017 UCLA Innovation Fund Biomedical Competition, which was established to quickly move technologies from idea to the marketplace and bridge the gap between academia and industry-investor interest to provide benefit to patients and the public.

The money, up to $200,000 in some instances, is intended to advance projects toward project-specific milestones, which further enables these technologies to be licensed to an existing company or a startup. These funds support commercialization activities that would not usually be supported by basic research grants, allowing researchers to develop their technologies to a point where the chances of success are greatly increased. Importantly, all awarded projects receive consultations from an outside industry and investor advisor panel that provides technical and commercial feedback key to technology development.

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