From Bench to Clinical Applications: Taking a Step Forward

In the first of the series, USC faculty who have translated a discovery to the clinic shared the lessons they learned during this process.


September 27, 2018 1:00pm-2:00pm

From Bench to Clinical Applications: Taking a Step Forward is the first of three seminars designed for researchers who may be interested in the steps it takes to license or create a company for their novel technologies. In this first seminar, a small panel of faculty members were invited to discuss their personal experiences with turning a novel idea into companies. The panel included Denis Evseenko (Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine), Jack Whalen (Assistant Professor of Research of Ophthalmology), and Michael Selsted (Chair and Professor of Pathology). The three faculty members gave person accounts of discovering a new technology, working with multiple universities, seeking licensing, filing for patents, getting FDA approvals, and deciding on selling at different stages of research. Additionally, Moumita Chakraborty, Licensing Associate at the USC Stevens Institute, gave a brief overview of the licensing process. We had 44 attendees for this event that was co-sponsored by the USC CER (Center for Excellence in Research) and SC CTSI (Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute).

Jack Whalen, an Assistant Professor of Research in Ophthalmology, describes experience with FDA approvals and clinical trials.
Moumita Chakraborty, a Licensing Associate at USC Stevens presented a brief overview of the entire licensing process.