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Research Commercialization

From insulin to artificial intelligence, the knowledge and technologies created at the University of Toronto have changed the world. To help ensure the latest knowledge and technological advances can be applied to solve today’s greatest challenges the University of Toronto and the Temerty Faculty of Medicine offers a number of programs and services to faculty and students.    

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Why you should activate your research

The knowledge and technologies researchers create have the potential to address some of society’s most significant and current challenges. Actively pursuing the application and translation of your research helps to address those societal challenges, create both training and career opportunities for learners, and can strengthen research programs.

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How to ensure your research has an impact

Successful adoption of novel knowledge and technologies requires strategic planning and decision making. Temerty Medicine, in collaboration with the Innovation and Partnerships Office, works with faculty to identify the resources they need to launch and accelerate the process of getting research from the lab and in to the market.

Temerty Medicine Commercialization Resources

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The path from research to commercialization and impact is filled with challenges and questions. To help address these barriers, you can access these resources and also reach out to our office any time:

Central Resources

There are a number of commercialization resources available through the Innovation and Partnerships Office to help with the commercialization of your research. Here are a few that may be helpful.

Additional Resources

The following is a list of additional resources that can support research commercialization

Commercialization Partners and Resources

JLabs

The premier life science incubator empowering and enabling innovators to deliver life-enhancing health and wellness solutions to people around the globe.

Additional partners

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Translational Biology and Engineering Program

TBEP is the University of Toronto’s component of the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (TRCHR). Occupying the 14th floor of MaRS Discovery District’s West Tower, TBEP brings together eight faculty members and their students from U of T Dentistry, Engineering and Medicine to advance heart research, diagnostics, and regeneration using a comprehensive approach that includes systems and developmental biology, technology innovation and clinical translation.


Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

IBBME researchers collaborate across the disciplines of engineering, medicine and dentistry to develop innovative solutions for the most pressing health-care challenges in the world. Learn about their four research themes in biomedical and clinical engineering that are shaping the next frontiers in human health.

Drug Development

Precision Medicine initiative at University of Toronto - PRiME

PRiME brings together world-class scientists, engineers and innovators at the University of Toronto to tackle unmet needs in drug discovery, diagnostics and disease biology.. Located at the University of Toronto, this initiative leverages world-class expertise in biologics, omics, molecular chemistry, liquid biopsy, nanomedicine, biology-on-a-chip and related domains to develop new solutions ... 


Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine

Many new and potentially life-changing RM-based treatments never reach patients because they are not successfully moved from the laboratory to a stage where they can be used in medicine. In order to fulfill RM’s promise to treat the many diseases affecting our population, a world-renowned group of stem cell scientists and bioengineers have come together to form CCRM. CCRM’s mission is to generate sustainable health and economic benefits through global collaboration in cell and gene therapy, and regenerative medicine. 


Medicine by Design

Medicine by Design harnesses the extraordinary expertise at the University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals to undertake transformative research in regenerative medicine and cell therapy, power Toronto’s bioscience sector and strengthen Canada as a global leader in the field.

Jun 27, 2022
Canada had the highest two-dose vaccination rate, and fewer cases and deaths from COVID-19 than any other country in the G10 group of wealthy nations except Japan, University of Toronto researchers found. 
Jun 21, 2022
Fahad Razak became the scientific director of Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table last month, and already he’s been at the centre of questions on mask mandates, wastewater signals and the Table’s move from the University of Toronto to Public Health Ontario.
Jun 8, 2022
In May, Temerty Medicine held our annual Education Achievement Celebration at Hart House, which is a marvellous occasion to recognize our faculty members' outstanding teaching and educational development. I had the honour of delivering the C. I. Whiteside Education Achievement Keynote Address, which allowed me to raise an issue I think we – students, faculty, staff, and alumni – need to spend more time discussing and addressing: climate change.
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For more information on research commercialization contact:

Jarrod Ladouceur
Industrial Partnerships Office
Jarrod.Ladouceur@utoronto.ca