CDC Technology Transfer Office (TTO) Overview

A researcher uses a DNA sequencer to analyze samples

Interested in collaborating with CDC scientists? Visit our “For Industry” section to learn more about opportunities with CDC and find out how you can collaborate with CDC scientists to help address unmet public health needs.

A three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image is shown of a group of Gram-positive, Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. CDC has discovered encapsulated strains of commensal Streptococcus species that have capsules that are identical to pneumococcal capsules. From this, researchers developed compositions and methods from the species’ biosynthetic capsular genes which show promise for protecting people against pneumococcal disease, either by using these strains as vaccines or probiotics or through development of diagnostic assays.

Encapsulated Strepto-coccus Compositions and Methods for Pneumococcal Vaccine, Probiotic, and Diagnostic Assay Development. (CDC PHIL photo, Dan Higgins.)

Image of magnified microorganism.

CDC scientists often provide solutions to unmet public health needs, by licensing or commercializing technologies. Here are a few ways CDC technologies have made an impact.

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CDC OTI staff will participate in upcoming conferences. Please stop by our booth to learn more about CDC technologies, SBIR, and collaboration opportunities.

A CDC Polio Population Immunity team researcher loads completed serology assay plates into a microplate reader for analysis. The serology study was to support ongoing research with CDC’s clinical partners. The focus of the serology team is to advance development of new and improved polio vaccines. CDC Photo, James Gathany.

CDC Researchers interested in reporting new inventions, developing collaborative partnerships with outside parties, and beginning new agreements can visit our “For CDC Researchers” section to find out how to get started with CDC TTO’s assistance. (CDC photo, James Gathany.)

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