Technology Transfer

Physicians and scientists at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago are actively engaged in ground-breaking research that uncovers new technologies that may lead to cures and treatments for diseases that affect children and their families. These new technologies are licensed to commercial partners for further development and eventual commercialization.

Although the research center does not undertake research or developmental work principally for the purpose of developing patents and commercial applications, patentable inventions sometimes result from the research activities carried out wholly or in part with research center funds and facilities. It is the policy of the research center to assure the utilization of such inventions for the common good and, where necessary, to pursue patents and licenses to encourage their development and marketing.