OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
The development of new technology is a natural and regular outgrowth of the research programs of Downstate's faculty. These discoveries represent a wide range of technologies, from computer software, medical and industrial devices to new drugs and other biological materials and/or new uses for existing materials. In accordance with the patent policies of the State University of New York, these and future technologies are available for licensing to existing or new companies for commerical product development. In addition, for research purposes only, proprietary materials may be distributed to laboratories at other institutions or companies using a materials transfer agreement. There are a number of alternative strategies involved in moving new technologies from the laboratory to commercial products.
Our faculty inventors are encouraged to disclose all potentially patentable discoveries in order to adequately protect the intellectual property rights of both the inventor and the institution. Contact the Office of Scientific Affairs (BSB 2-71E, 270-2680) for information and disclosure forms.
Downstate Biotechnology Incubator
The Biotechnology Incubator will enhance the research and technology transfer capabilities of the campus by providing a site for faculty derived and other start-up companies in fields such as biotechnology and bioengineering that would benefit from proximity to an academic medical center.