Ramot, the Technology Transfer Arm of Tel Aviv University
From the lab to the factory
When most people ask a clerk at the supermarket to swipe a bottle of mouthwash through a barcode scanner or when they insert their newly bought memory card into a digital camera, most of them probably have no idea that barcode scanners, bacteria-destroying mouthwash and memory cards are just a few of the everyday, common items originally developed by Tel Aviv University researchers. These products made their way from patents to commercial products thanks to Ramot at Tel Aviv University Ltd., Tel Aviv University's technology transfer company.
Transforming Groundbreaking TAU Research into Everyday Products.
From the invention and patent protection stage to the licensing of commercial entities, Ramot initiates, assists and oversees the process of transferring new scientific and technological discoveries from TAU labs to the assembly line of commercial manufacturing.
Both the industry and the venture capital sector have chosen Ramot as an exclusive partner, thanks to our ability to act as an effective and efficient interface, connecting cutting edge scientific innovation at Tel Aviv University with the commercial marketplace. Ramot offers creative solutions to its business partners while encouraging Tel Aviv University's researchers to broaden their horizons and go beyond the boundaries of ordinary science.
So far, these collaborations have produced over 100 start-up companies and filed more than 5,000 patent applications that claim more than 1,300 inventions. About 300 additional patents are currently commercially available while awaiting the finalization of the patenting process. Dry eye therapy with Tubilux® Pharma, Circadin, a treatment for sleeping disorders with Neurim Pharmaceuticals Blistex® Inc., improved flash memory with SanDisk and others have proven that the industry can benefit greatly from the talent pool Tel Aviv University has to offer, and that rigorous research and out-of-the-box thinking can create a product that answers a consumer's everyday needs.
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