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Technology commercialization at the Massachusetts General Hospital

West, J and Ashiya, M 2004 , Technology commercialization at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Abstract

Description:
The Department of Corporate Sponsored Research & Licensing (CSRL) at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) serves as the primary interface between the hospital and the private sector. Examines the range of issues related to the commercialization of MGH's technologies. Discusses the debates surrounding the CSRL office mission and measures of its success as well as the impact of conflict of interest policies on technology development and commercialization.

Learning Objective:
To provide insight into how a technology transfer office at an academic institution balances technology commercialization activities with ensuring the adherence of academic prerogatives.

Setting:
Boston, MA; Hospital industry; 19,000 employees; 2004

Item Type: Report (Other)
Authors/Creators:West, J and Ashiya, M
Publisher: Harvard Business School
DOI / ID Number: Case (Field) 9-605-049
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