CDC Technology Transfer Office (TTO)

About TTO

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Technology Transfer Office (TTO) partners with industry, academia, non-profits, and other government agencies to transfer CDC’s research portfolio into products and services to improve public health.

Available CDC Technologies

After staining the uninfected cells purple, the scientist will then count the clear spots on the plate, each representing a single virus particle. (Source: CDC PHIL.)

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 subject matter experts to help address unmet public health needs. CDC PHIL photo, Robert Denty.

A digitally-colorized transmission electron microscopic image of Zika virus, a member of the family Flaviviridae (scientific name: flavivirus). More common flaviviruses include West Nile virus, dengue virus, tick-borne encephalitis virus, yellow fever virus, Zika virus, and more.

Stable Human Cell Lines Expressing Flavivirus Virus-Like Particles (VLPs) for Vaccine, Biologics, and Diagnostic Development. CDC PHIL photo, Cynthia Goldsmith.

A CDC researcher places samples into a real-time PCR (polymerase chain reaction) machine.

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. CDC PHIL photo, James Gathany.

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. Our Employee Discovery and Invention Report (EIR) form is located on CDC’s intranet. Search “TTO,” then look under “Quick Links.” We can gladly guide you through the process. CDC Photo, James Gathany.

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