To drive medical device innovation at UCSF and improve patient care by supporting promising entrepreneurs to develop technologies from concept to commercialization.
The Department of Surgery identified the need for their department to access programs and facilities that would allow companies to spin off based on ideas from their entrepreneurial surgeons. Additionally, an efficient program for startup creation would benefit their current collaboration with trainees from the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences (BTS).
Submitted by kaspar mossman on September 10, 2013 - 10:36am
A new collaboration between BayBio and QB3, two of the Bay Area’s leading entrepreneur-supporting organizations, will expand the service offerings available to Northern California life science startup companies.
Nevan Krogan, a professor of cellular and molecular pharmacology and an investigator at the J. David Gladstone Institutes, is known for his prolific research into developing and using systems biology approaches to help understand complex biological phenomena.
The garage is the paradigm for the Silicon Valley startup—think Apple or HP. However, real garages are not suitable for biology experiments. Biotech entrepreneurs have a much harder time moving from idea to prototype, which reduces the rate of innovation.
Submitted by kaspar mossman on April 17, 2013 - 3:52pm
The awards help UC researchers take their life science technologies across the “valley of death.” Of the 11 projects funded between 2007-2011, nine have already been commercialized. This is an extraordinary success rate.