“The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced on Monday a new effort to improve public health by pushing its research and inventions into commercial markets.”
“Dr. John Kaplan, director of the VA Technology Transfer Program, said that in January the VA had engaged TechLink, a non-profit partnership intermediary, for marketing and licensing services that see government research and inventions transferred to businesses…”
“The VA Technology Transfer Program manages, protects and commercializes inventions resulting from VA research, as well as non-research activities.”
“The department’s collection of inventions contains over 500 technologies, including medical devices such as advanced prosthetics, catheters, and mobility enhancing wheelchairs, along with innovative therapies for autism and obesity. The inventions are available to…” Read the full article here.
Source: VA pushing medical research and inventions to private sector – February 11, 2019. TechLink.