URMC has a proud tradition of technological innovation. One example is our pioneering work in vaccine development that has protected millions of children from life threatening infections and produced the world’s first cancer vaccine.
The Medical Center works closely with industry to help develop commercial applications for our discoveries so that these new ideas will ultimately advance care. URMC has enjoyed considerable success in transferring its discoveries into the marketplace and for the last 10 years has ranked among the top 15 institutions in the nation in royalty revenue. This process of technology commercialization and academic-industry partnership also strengthens the essential role that universities play in our nation’s knowledge-based economy.