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Technology Transfer Center of the National Cancer Institute

About TTC

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The NCI Technology Transfer Center (TTC) provides a complete array of services to support technology development activities for the National Cancer Institute and the NIH institutes served by TTC. TTC staff negotiate transactional agreements with outside parties, including universities, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to ensure compliance with Federal statutes, regulations and the policies of the National Institutes of Health.

TTC also reviews employee invention reports and makes recommendations to the NIH's Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) concerning filing of domestic and foreign patent applications.

TTC staff work closely with NIH investigators and outside parties to facilitate commercialization efforts to benefit public health.

TTC serves as the focal point for implementation of the Federal Technology Transfer Act:

  • Utilize patents as incentive for commercial development of technologies
  • Establish collaborations among academia, federal laboratories, and industry