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Committed to Medical Innovations

Every day—in research labs across eastern Massachusetts—investigators, doctors and nurses at Mass General Brigham are working to discover new treatment options, medical devices and technology to improve the lives and outcomes of patients. Mass General Brigham Innovation works directly with researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, and Spaulding Hospital to commercialize their innovations. It is our mission to enable commercialization through the best route for a given technology and ensure that technologies can benefit patients.

Mass General Brigham Innovation News

COVID-19 close-up: Nocion CEO Batycky on controlling cough to control spread

“The data show about 40% of patients who recover from COVID-19 in the hospital get sent home with a postviral cough that lasts three to eight weeks,” said Nocion Therapeutics (Mass General Brigham Innovation Fund's portfolio company) CEO Rick Batycky, Ph.D., referring to a cough that can linger long after a respiratory tract infection goes away.

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital Advancing Novel Experimental Gene-based COVID-19 Vaccine, AAVCOVID

Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) today announced progress towards the testing and development of an experimental vaccine called AAVCOVID, a novel gene-based vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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World Medical Innovation Forum

COVID-19: Technology Solutions Now and in the Future

At the 2020 World Medical Innovation Forum, experts leading large teams at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak discussed how technology is shaping the pandemic response today and in the coming years. In this panel, experts shared emerging technologies and a glimpse of the “new normal.”

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Advice on the ‘Lightbulb Moment’ with Paul Ridker, MD

Paul Ridker, MD and Pat Fortune, PhD discuss the process of translating an invention into a commercial opportunity.

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When are Ideas Ready for Commercialization with Tayyaba Hasan, PhD

Tayyaba Hasan, PhD, shares some advice on knowing when inventions are ready for commercialization. She shares perspectives with Ulysses Sallum on how innovation impacts lives.

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Innovators Getting Coffee

Company Creation: What to Do, What to Do

Rick Blumberg, MD, shares some advice on company creation with Chris Coburn, Partners’ chief innovation officer. Hear Rick’s thoughts on the value of thinking through whether to license an invention or to form a company around it and the importance of creating a compelling investment story regardless of the path you choose.

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Intellectual Property

Inquiries for Intellectual Property and Research Collaborations

We welcome queries from industry regarding potential research collaborations and/or licensing of intellectual property from Innovation’s affiliated Hospitals. Please email PHSInnovationLicensing@partners.org with a brief summary of your area(s) of interest and a member of the Licensing team will respond shortly. Thank you.

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Career Development Opportunities for Future Leaders in Translational Medicine

The Innovation Fellows Program enables personnel exchanges between Mass General Brigham hospitals and the participating industry. Biopharmaceutical, device, venture capital, digital health, payors, and consulting firms engage with early career Harvard faculty and trainees appointed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and McLean Hospital. Fellows gain the competencies they need to become future leaders in health care through experiential opportunities.

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