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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.

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Innovation Discovery Grants Awarded to Mass General Brigham Scientific Advancements Designed to Help Patients, Healthcare Delivery

Five disruptive scientific advancements from Mass General Brigham have been awarded Innovation Discovery Grants (IDG) in the 2020 round of awards, as the highly competitive IDG program exceeds $3.5 million in grants since inception.

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Our researchers receive global recognition

Clarivate Plc, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, recently shared its list of Highly Cited Researchers™ 2020. This annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.

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Investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital take active role in ACTIV-4

The COVID-19 virus has taken over life as we know it, creating a novel environment for science in which collaboration is key and extraordinary speed is expected without sacrificing accuracy. Funded through Operation Warp Speed, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) public-private partnership back in April.

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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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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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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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