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University Spinouts

At Hutchison, we recognize the vital role that universities play in developing technologies that fuel entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth. Our experienced attorneys strive to help these organizations transform novel, innovative technologies into commercially successful companies. We work with many of the leading universities, providing counsel to faculty members, technology transfer professionals, students and other potential entrepreneurs. Our attorneys help with legal strategies for technology commercialization, and also provide guidance on university licensing and material transfer, R&D and joint development agreements. 

Additionally, we regularly help universities develop and launch new companies based on university-owned intellectual property. These businesses come from a broad range of sectors, including advanced materials, biotechnology, drug discovery, microelectronics and software (download our University Spinout Founder's Handbook). 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:

  • American University
  • Amsterdam Medical Center
  • Baylor University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth University
  • East Carolina University
  • Eastern Virginia Medical College
  • Emory University
  • Erlangen (Germany) University Hospital
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Tech
  • Indiana University
  • Institute Innovations
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kansas State University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Leiden University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mayo Clinic
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • NC A&T University
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
  • Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Princeton University
  • Rush University
  • Rutgers University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Science Company and Institutes
  • Scripps Institute
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Stanford University
  • Rockefeller University
  • Temple University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of California Davis
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of California at San Francisco
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Miami
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Montreal
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Southern California
  • Southwestern
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Utah
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Washington 
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Vanderbilt
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Western Carolina University
  • Yale University

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