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UC Riverside to collaborate with genomic sequencing incubator to accelerate tech commercialization

By Jesse Schwartz
Published: March 13th, 2019

The University of California (UC) Riverside’s Research and Economic Development Office has struck an agreement with a start-up incubator to accelerate the commercialization of university technologies.

Under the terms of the agreement, Murrieta Genomics, which is focused on incubating genomic sequencing start-ups, will help UC Riverside protect its intellectual property and commercialize genomic-related research developed by university scientists.

The incubator will also provide UC Riverside staff and students with training and mentorship, while start-ups based at Murrieta Genomics will be granted access to services at the university’s EPIC Small Business Development Center (EPIC SBDC).

“UC Riverside is a virtual goldmine of intellectual property in the genomic area,” says Jay Goth, co-founder of Murrieta Genomics. “We have had initial discussions with several researchers and scientists at the university and are very excited to bring our network of industry leaders and entrepreneurs to the commercialization process.”

Rosibel Ochoa, associate vice chancellor for technology partnerships at UC Riverside, comments, “The Murrieta Genomics team has built a genomic sequencing laboratory and assembled a strong advisory board to help researchers turn projects into companies. This is a critical ingredient needed to spur advances in genomics from lab to market. As a leading agriculture and biomedical research organization, we want to encourage partnerships that can address today’s challenges.”

Source: PR Web

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