Start-Up License Program Extended

The inaugural NIH Start-up Licenses program has been so successful that the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) had decided to extend it for another year. From the start of the program on October 1, 2011 to September 12, 2012, we have executed five licenses and have a number in the process of completion.

These Start-up Licenses minimize the barriers to entry faced by start-up companies under exclusive licenses and provide a structure that encourages and supports the commercial development of early stage NIH and FDA technologies.

Details about the program can be found on the OTT website at

For general questions about this program, please contact Richard Rodriguez, Director, Division of Technology Development and Transfer, OTT at