The Partnerships team works closely with Garvan scientists, partners with other academic organisations, and works with the pharmaceutical and biotech sector to take Garvan’s research discoveries closer to the clinic.
The team looks after all aspects of commercialisation and commercial contracts including: monitoring research activities so as to capture intellectual property, identifying market opportunities, and negotiating and managing a range of commercial agreements. It also assists Garvan researchers with non-commercial activities such as setting up academic collaborations and transferring scientific material.
The Partnerships team also looks for relationships with organisations that have research capabilities complementary to those at Garvan, such as antibody production, high throughput screening and bioinformatics. These important collaborations increase the value and likelihood of the initial Garvan discovery reaching the clinic.