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Editor-in-Chief,   Anatole Krattiger

Editorial Board

Concept Foundation


Fiocruz, Brazil

bioDevelopments-   Institute

Case Studies Index: Institution Type

Product Development Partnership

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation Approach to IP Management

A Better Tuberculosis Vaccine: Aeras and Vanderbilt University

Cyclofem® Contraceptive: Upjohn, WHO, and the Concept Foundation

Diagnostic Tests for Cervical Cancer: PATH

DNA Hepatitis B Vaccine: International Vaccine Institute, Korea

From Science to Market: Transferring Standards Certification Know-How from ICIPE to Africert Ltd.

Fundación Chile: Technology Transfer for Somatic Embryogenesis of Grapes

Gastrointestinal Medicines from African Aloe: Baylabs (Pty) Ltd.

Golden Rice: A Product-Development Partnership in Agricultural Biotechnology and Humanitarian Licensing

The Groundnut Story: A Public-Private Initiative Focused on India

How Public–Private Partnerships Handle Intellectual Property: The PATH Experience

Improved Production of a Natural Product Treatment for Malaria: Oneworld Health, Amyris, and the University of California at Berkeley

IP Asset Sale Involving an Intra-Uterine Device: Population Council

Malaria Vaccine: Malaria Vaccine Institute and GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals

Patent Consolidation and Equitable Access: PATH’s Malaria Vaccines

Pragmatic and Principled: DNDi’s Approach to IP Management

Reduced-Duration Tuberculosis Treatment: TB Alliance and Bayer HealthCare

Somatic Embryogenesis of Grapes: Fundación Chile

Successful Commercialization of Insect-Resistant Eggplant by a Public–Private Partnership: Reaching and Benefiting Resource-Poor Farmers

Public Research Institution

Application and Examples of Best Practices in IP Management: The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

HIV/AIDS Vaccine: Indian Council of Medical Research

IP Management in the National Health Service in England

Lapdap Antimalarial Drug: GlaxoSmithKline, WHO-TDR, and the U.K. Department for International Development

Partnerships for Innovation and Global Health: NIH International Technology Transfer Activities

Rotavirus Vaccine: NIH Office of Technology Transfer

Typhoid Vaccine: NIH Office of Technology Transfer and the International Vaccine Institute


Biodiversity and Benefit-Sharing: University of Illinois at Chicago

Building Healthy Forests with Early-Stage Propagation: University of Saskatchewan

Clearfield Rice: Louisiana State University

From University to Industry: Technology Transfer at Unicamp in Brazil

Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer by the University of California Agricultural Experiment Station

IP Management at Chinese Universities

The IP Management of the PRSV-Resistant Papayas Developed by Cornell University and the University of Hawaii and Commercialized in Hawaii

Lessons from the Commercialization of the Cohen-Boyer Patents: The Stanford University Licensing Program

The Making of a Licensing Legend: Stanford University’s Office of Technology Licensing

A Model for the Collaborative Development of Agricultural Biotechnology Products in Chile

The New American University and the Role of “Technology Translation”: The Approach of Arizona State University

Nicotine Patch: University of California, Los Angeles

Nontoxic Drug Therapy for Chagas’ Disease and Malaria: University of Washington and Yale University

Saving Forests and Creating a New Cash Crop in the Middle East and Asia: University of Minnesota

Technology Transfer at the University of California

The University of California’s Strawberry Licensing Program

Weed-Control Additive (or Adjuvant): North Dakota State University