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Med Tech Alliance

Med Tech Alliance
WHAT IS MEDTECH ALLIANCE?

OHSU's MedTech Alliance was founded by OHSU's Office of Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD) and the Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute. This program connects investors and industry collaborators with OHSU inventors and OHSU medical technologies. OHSU has many innovative medical technology inventions in the device and diagnostic spaces.  Some of these inventions would benefit from additional resources and support before they can be commercialized. The MedTech Alliance provides a mechanism for potential investors and industry collaborators to identify OHSU medical technologies, including early stage technologies, that have a realistic chance for commercialization. The goal of the MedTech Alliance is to initiate collaborations and advance OHSU technologies. 

 

HOW DOES MEDTECH ALLIANCE WORK?

Approximately twice per year, OHSU hosts in-person meetings that are designed to showcase OHSU medical technologies and OHSU startup companies. Technology presentations will be geared towards MedTech Alliance members interested in exploring collaboration and/or licensing opportunities, while startup company presentations will be geared towards members interested in investment opportunities. Outside these in-person meetings, OHSU sends out quarterly updates to members highlighting any new medical technologies or startup companies. To be invited to meetings and receive quarterly updates, potential collaborators, licensees, and investors must register using the online form. Registration requires no additional commitment but simply allows OHSU to effectively contact those interested in the MedTech Alliance program.

 

At any time, MedTech Alliance members can view existing technology opportunities via the TTBD Available Technologies web portal. This portal contains non-confidential summaries of technologies that are at various stages of development. TTBD adds to this portal regularly as new technologies emerge. Each summary contains details for the TTBD staff member who should be contacted for more information.

 

WHERE DOES MEDTECH ALLIANCE CONTENT COME FROM?

 

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE MEDTECH ALLIANCE PROGRAM?

Any industry representative or investor interested in OHSU medical technologies and startups should join the MedTech Alliance. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Business Development specialists at medical device, biotech, or pharmaceutical companies
  • Research & design directors at medical device, biotech, or pharmaceutical companies
  • Angel investors
  • Venture capitalists
  • Family fund investors
  • Industry scientists
  • Technology Scouts

 

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

OHSU's MedTech Alliance program does not have a minimum requirement of participation. Industry and investor members can have varying levels of involvement, including (but not limited to):

  • Attending MedTech Alliance Meetings
  • Reviewing technology opportunities and providing feedback
  • Developing an active collaboration
            • Sponsored research at OHSU
            • Co-development of a technology
            • Applying jointly for funding (e.g. STTR grant)
  • Licensing technology
  • Investing in OHSU startup companies

 

PARTICIPATION BENEFITS

Registering as an industry or investor member of the MedTech Alliance affords several advantages. Members:

  • Are invited twice per year to in-person meetings with inventors and startups (with an option to attend meetings via phone or video conferencing)
  • Receive automatic quarterly updates highlighting new medical technologies and startups (you don't have to remember to check the website!)
  • Easy access to information about OHSU inventors, medical technologies, and startups

 

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Trish Pruis: pruist@ohsu.edu

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 23, 2014
"Demystifying Investments in Medical Technology"
5:00-7:30pm
Ater Wynne, LLP.
1331 NW Lovejoy, Ste 900
Portland, OR 97209

November 5, 2014
"MedTech Alliance Launch"
5:00-7:30pm
OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building
2730 SW Moody Ave.
Portland, OR 97201




Medtech Alliance for OHSU Investigators

OHSU Investigators, please click HERE for more information about MedTech Alliance.