Committed to Medical Innovations

Every day—in research labs across eastern Massachusetts—investigators, doctors and nurses at Mass General Brigham are working to discover new treatment options, medical devices and technology to improve the lives and outcomes of patients. Mass General Brigham Innovation works directly with researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, and Spaulding Hospital to commercialize their innovations. It is our mission to enable commercialization through the best route for a given technology and ensure that technologies can benefit patients.

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Innovator’s Commercialization and Quick Start Guides

Mass General Brigham continues to prioritize the growth and efficiency of innovation and collaboration throughout our system. In support of this goal, Innovation has prepared the enclosed guide for employees interested in Mass General Brigham’s commercialization process. This guide is intended to help orient both new and experienced innovators to policies and procedure from the simple question of ‘who do I contact?’ to the more complex situations involving intellectual property, contracting, conflicts, and funding. As always, please contact the Innovation team with any questions about this process.

Inquiries for Intellectual Property and Research Collaborations

We welcome queries from industry regarding potential research collaborations and/or licensing of intellectual property from Innovation’s affiliated Hospitals. Please email us with a brief summary of your area(s) of interest and a member of the Licensing team will respond shortly. Thank you.

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Career Development Opportunities for Future Leaders in Translational Medicine

The Innovation Fellows Program enables personnel exchanges between Mass General Brigham hospitals and the participating industry. Biopharmaceutical, device, venture capital, digital health, payors, and consulting firms engage with early career Harvard faculty and trainees appointed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and McLean Hospital. Fellows gain the competencies they need to become future leaders in health care through experiential opportunities.

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Innovation Process

Enhanced IDF Submission via Insight Starts September 24

On Friday, September 24 an enhanced Invention Disclosure Form will be introduced via Insight. This new electronic submission process will improve data integrity and streamline the invention disclosure process. Enhancements include an interactive interface, prepopulated data, look up information, links to IPA, and other agreements. In addition, this new access introduces easier sharing and approvals throughout the process.

The enhanced Invention Disclosure Form will be live on September 24. PDF Forms will no longer be accepted after 9am Friday.

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Mass General Brigham Innovation Diversification Initiative

Innovation's Innovator Community Expansion Initiative (ICEI) featured in Med City News article. Read more about how we are promoting networking and education about commercialization.

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Brigham Ignite: The Spark that Catalyzes Innovation

BWH announced Brigham Ignite, a program designed to kindle and advance discoveries with clinical commercial potential through both expertise and funding.

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Industry Partnerships

Bayer Mentorship of Innovation Discovery Grant Winners Gets Underway

On August 25th Bayer and Mass General Brigham launched its Innovation Discovery Grant (IDG) mentorship program, kicking off a program that will connect Bayer mentors to the six 2021 IDG award recipients.

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World Forum

Gene and Cell Therapies a Mass General Brigham System Wide Priority

In May the World Medical Innovation Forum featured panel discussions and content on cell and gene therapies across the sector. More than 20 hours of programming featured 150+ experts including clinical/scientific leaders, industry CEOs, venture investors, entrepreneurs, government decision makers and media.

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Our Researchers Receive Global Recognition

Clarivate Plc, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, recently shared its list of Highly Cited Researchers™ 2020. This annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.

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Newsletters and Other Publications

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