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University Spinouts

Hutchison recognizes the vital role that universities play in developing technologies that fuel entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth. We strive to help these organizations transform novel, innovative technologies into commercially successful companies. We work with many of the leading universities throughout the Southeast, and their constituent faculty, technology transfer professionals, students and other potential entrepreneurs, to consult on legal strategies for technology commercialization, to negotiate licenses and research agreements, and to launch new companies based on university-owned novel intellectual property.

We regularly help universities develop and launch new companies, including companies engaged in advanced materials, biotechnology, drug discovery, microelectronics and software. Among the companies we have helped to create based upon intellectual property developed at universities are:

Duke University University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
  • Advanced Liquid Logic
  • Aerie Pharmaceuticals
  • Aldagen
  • Argos Therapeutics
  • Bright View Technologies
  • Cogent Neuroscience
  • Grass Roots Biotech
  • HyperBranch Medical Technology
  • Ribonomics
  • Southeast TechInventures
  • Trimeris
  • Xsira Pharmaceutical
  • Algynomics
  • AlphaVax
  • Applied Micro Products
  • Ercole Biotech
  • Invitrox
  • Liquidia Technologies
  • MegaWatt Solar
  • Micell Technologies (with NCSU)
  • Oriel Therapeutics
  • Qualyst
  • Theralogics (with Yale)
North Carolina State University University of Florida
  • Agile Sciences
  • Alditri Technologies
  • Biolex Therapeutics
  • Cree Research
  • Galaxy Diagnostics
  • HueMetrix
  • Kyma Technologies
  • LipoScience
  • Micell Technologies (with UNC)
  • Sicel Technologies
  • Trana Discovery
  • Apollidon
  • Applied Genetic Technologies
  • Nanotherapeutics
  • Prioria
  • Solar Powered Grass
  • Transgeneron Therapeutics
  • 3-D Imaging (Univ. of Kentucky)
  • DiaKine Therapeutics (Univ. of Virginia)
  • Icagen (various)
  • Magnetic Imaging Technologies (Princeton)
  • PointDX (Wake Forest)
  • Serenex (Univ. of Virginia)
  • SphingoGene (Univ. South Carolina Medical)
  • Ziptronix (RTI International)

In addition to our regular work with the Southeast's major universities and non-profit institutions, we collaborate similarly throughout North America and Europe. Among the institutions we have worked or negotiated with are:

  • Amsterdam Medical Center
  • Baylor University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Cornell University
  • Eastern Virginia Medical College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Northwestern University
  • Princeton University
  • University of California at San Francisco
  • University of Montreal
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Washington University
  • Stanford University
  • East Carolina University
  • Erlangen (Germany) University Hospital
  • McMaster University
  • Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Rockefeller University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Tennessee
  • Western Carolina University
  • Yale University

Who We've Worked With

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