Office of Biomedical Research Development (BRDO)

Welcome to the Office of Biomedical Research Development ("BRDO" pronounced Bourdeaux).

Our charter is to improve human health and welfare through biomedical research innovation and commercialization by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center ("URMC"). BRDO educates, assists, and supports faculty navigating the pathway from IP to commercialization, and facilitates the formation of joint ventures with the public and private sectors. It also provides an opportunity for industry to make inquiries that may lead to collaborations or licensing of technologies.

Importantly, BRDO is not a substitute for URVentures that oversees the protection and licensing of IP for the University of Rochester. Rather, it serves to facilitate and support multiple activities that pertain to its charter.