The NYMC Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) initiates, negotiates and manages research relationships with industry and the transfer of research results to commercial application. The objective is to make the College's research available for public use and benefit and to generate new revenue streams to support research. A major effort is to find companies with the capability, interest and resources to develop embryonic technologies into useful products.
Salomon Amar, D.D.S., Ph.D., Director, Office of Research Administration (914-594-2600) negotiates licenses, confidentiality agreements, materials transfer agreements and non-clinical research agreements with commercial sponsors.
All inventions developed by employees of the College through the use of the College's resources must be disclosed whether or not the project is sponsored by an external sponsor. Inventions include inter alia new or improved devices, chemical compounds, drugs, genetically-engineered biological organisms, data sets, software, or unique and innovative uses of existing inventions. The Intellectual Property kit contains a disclosure statement form, the College's Intellectual Property Policy, advice on preparing and maintaining laboratory notebooks, and sample confidentiality and materials transfer agreements.
OTC has an active program of obtaining patent protection and commercializing opportunities for its investigators' viable product innovations. In return, investigators along with their departments and the College share in royalty income from inventions or patents as specified in the Intellectual Property Policy. OTC assists inventors in determining when articles about potentially patentable discoveries can be published without causing the loss of patent rights. Provisional patent applications which protect an invention for one year may be filed to provide a preterm period in which to evaluate the commercial potential of an invention and find a license.
Faculty and commercial sponsors may contact the Office of Research Administration for more information on technology transfer and industry sponsored research or a listing of available New York Medical College's Technologies Available for License.