Think tank Heartland Forward released a new report tracking technology transfers from research institutions that lead to innovations that build stronger economies and The Wistar Institute ranked 3rd in Innovation.
The report From Research to Renewal, Part 2: States Realizing the Potential of Research Institutions reviewed 5 metrics related to technology transfer and Wistar ranked 91.14 out of a perfect score of 100. Formal technology transfer metrics considered included licenses and options issues, gross licensing income, invention disclosures, startups formed, and unique citing patents. The report substantiates that strategic investment in scientific and technological innovation, synergy across research institutions, and efficient technology transfer practices build stronger state economies.
Wistar, the nation‘s oldest, private, nonprofit research organization, stays laser focused on biomedical research that improves the quality of life and saves lives throughout the world. Wistar scientists have led the way on some of the world’s most important biomedical breakthroughs, treatments, and vaccines – including for rabies, rubella, and rotavirus. Wistar scientists are advancing a deeper understanding of cancer to develop targeted immunotherapies and investigating innovative immunization solutions for infectious diseases. With 35 laboratories and 289 scientists, students, post docs and staff representing more than 20 countries, Wistar scientist tackle some of the most important health challenges of the 21st century. Wistar science – today’s discoveries, tomorrow’s cures.
Read more in the Philadelphia Business Journal.