Our Culture of Discovery and Collaboration
Ever since Sidney Farber, MD, devised chemical therapies for treating children with leukemia in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has forged a groundbreaking path: over 75 years of research discovery, invention, and innovation that have changed the face of cancer diagnosis and treatment.
As a leader in basic, translational, clinical, and population science research, Dana-Farber prides itself on its balanced portfolio: an equal emphasis on research and patient care, regardless of how the emphasis is measured. This distinguishes Dana-Farber from our peer comprehensive cancer centers, which devote more resources to patient care. This also creates a vibrant environment where research is informed by patient care, and clinical care relies on cutting-edge research.
Through major investments in our Strategic Plan Centers, which specialize in areas of translational research, Dana-Farber is well positioned to collaborate with industry to develop new drugs. Many such collaborations are underway, and we welcome new inquiries.
Your Opportunity to Collaborate
Helping to translate the Institute's research discoveries into new products for diagnosing and treating cancer and related diseases is the primary job of the Belfer Office for Dana-Farber Innovations. We use several methods for technology transfer to organizations such as yours, including but not limited to:
- Licensing to biopharmaceutical companies
- Facilitating collaborations with pharmaceutical companies
- Working with industry to develop novel partnerships that meet business needs
- Facilitating the formation of start-up companies
Advantages of Collaborating with Dana-Farber
In collaborating with Dana-Farber, your organization will have access to the Institute's specialized expertise, and to the unique array of core facilities needed to explore new areas of research. We invite you to contact us to discuss how our organizations might work together.
Learn more about Dana-Farber Centers that are interested in partnering with industry.
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