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Technology Transfer at NEI

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NEI Technology Transfer Office (NEI TTO)

The NEI Technology Transfer Office (NEI TTO) facilitates collaborative relationships between NEI investigators and the broader scientific community. NEI TTO contracts services from the NCI service center and is an expert in technology transfer and intellectual property and is NEI’s main resource for negotiating technology transfer agreements. NEI TTO also oversees and manages NEI patent portfolio and licensing agreements.

Model Agreements

A listing of Model Tech Transfer Agreements (MTAs, CDAs, CRADAs and Licensing Agreements) provided here are for reference only. Most agreements must be negotiated, approved, and signed by the NEI TTO. Resources | Technology Transfer (

NEI Technologies for Licensing

NEI technologies range from small molecules, to cell and gene therapy for ocular diseases as well as diagnostics and biological materials as research tools. These technologies are available for licensing and collaboration and can be searched here: Search ( Please contact NEI Technology Development Coordinator if interested in collaboration and or licensing.

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NEI Technology Development Coordinator

Mala Dutta, PhD
Suite 6A28, Bldg.31
NIH Main Campus
Bethesda, MD 20874

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Last updated: June 14, 2023