Voice of Industry with OHSU’s Tech Transfer leader

Travis G. Cook recently met with Oregon Bio to discuss OHSU’s tech transfer initiatives. He’s the senior director of Technology Transfer at Oregon Health & Science University, champions research and development by promoting an innovative and entrepreneurial culture.  Prior to OHSU, he served as director of business development at Galena Biopharma (Nasdaq: GALE), an adjunct professor at University of Portland bringing concepts of tech commercialization in the school’s Technology Entrepreneurship Certification program with previous appointments at Kalypsys, Inc., Ansata Therapeutics, Inc. and Mixture Sciences, Inc. in San Diego, California.

Q1:  What newer trends are you seeing in tech transfer?

A1: Major research institutions, such as OHSU, are tasked to fuel innovation communities in many non-traditional geographies. As a result, university-based technology transfer offices are broadening their roles to facilitate the development of regional ecosystems where resources may be limited all together or within certain industry sectors driving a the…
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