University of Rochester Resources

Here is list of departments and resources available within the University of Rochester related to the facets of drug discovery.

Office of Technology Transfer
The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) is responsible for managing the intellectual property assets of the University of Rochester. Our mission is to help turn scientific progress into tangible products for the betterment of society, i.e., to "transfer technology" from the researcher to the end-user. In the process of doing so, we attempt to generate revenue to support further research and to share with the inventors.

Information for Inventors; How to File an Invention Disclosure
This is the Office of Technology Transfer information page for inventors. It contains documentation for policies and processes for the technology transfer process.

High-Throughput Screening Core
The University of Rochester High Throughput Screening (HTS) Core has been set up to provide University investigators with relatively low cost access to screening chemical libraries for identification of novel molecules that can be used to perturb biological systems.

Structural Biology and Biophysics Core
The Structural Biology & Biophysics Core offers support services and access to state-of-the-art instruments to determine macromolecular x-ray crystal structures, and to investigate protein-protein, protein-nucleic acid, or protein-small molecule interactions.

CTSA: Support for FDA Regulatory Compliance and IND (Investigational New Drug) Applications
The Office of Regulatory Support (ORS) offers services to support clinical and translational research investigators with the navigation of and compliance with specific FDA-regulated processes, including research involving experimental drugs and devices, as well as pre-clinical laboratory studies.

CHET (Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics); Support for Early Phase Clinical Trials
The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) has established a Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics (CHET) whose mission is to conduct hypothesis-driven, rigorously designed, initial investigations of novel therapeutic interventions for human diseases.

UR CTSI (Clinical Translational Sciences Institute)
The University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute is a national leader in the expanding field of clinical and translational research. With funding from the National Institutes of Health, the CTSI is assembling the people and resources that will help scientists and physicians at the University of Rochester and across upstate New York collaborate to produce innovative science and technology that improves health.