CDC Technology Transfer Office – Overview for Industry

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For Industry

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety, and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities to do the same. In the course of performing our mission, many CDC researchers identify novel technologies which may be of interest to commercial partners. Some of these technologies are available as a biological or other tangible material for licensing, whereas others are protected under patent. The CDC Technology Transfer Office (TTO) helps formalize research collaborations with external parties and manages available CDC technologies for licensure.

See our list of available CDC technology for licensing and collaborations.

News of Note: CDC has received the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Southeast Region’s 2018 Excellence in Technology Transfer Project of the Year Award for successfully sharing Zika virus specimens for research and development (R & D) and diagnostic technologies.

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