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UCs team to spin medical ideas into products

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A $12 million grant will help fund a partnership between the five University of California medical campuses aimed at translating their discoveries into products benefiting patients.

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute is providing the money for a new center, dubbed the University of California Center for Accelerated Innovation, UC announced last week.

Housed at UCLA, the center will use industrial product development to speed the release of new medical devices, drugs and diagnostic tools for treating heart, lung and blood diseases.

The center will be overseen by UC Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration and Development. It links the medical campuses at UC Davis, UCLA, UC San Francisco, UC Irvine and UC San Diego, for purposes of contracting, data sharing and regulatory oversight.

“The leaders of engineering, business and medical schools across the five campuses developed a shared vision and worked with UC BRAID to create an extraordinary proposal,” said Gary Firestein, director of UC San Diego’s Clinical and Translational Research Institute and chair of UC BRAID, in a news release.

“The new resources will dramatically accelerate the development of novel diagnostics, therapies and devices discovered at the University of California.”

The new center will work closely with translational research institutes at each campus. They will provide access to research facilities, biological data analysis, pilot funding, regulatory consultations and research education and training.

Through the campuses, the new center will be linked with local: biomedical industry organizations, healthcare agencies, clinical networks, public health departments, nonprofit research institutes, venture capitalists and investors — as well as makers of medical devices, diagnostic equipment and pharmaceuticals.

Among the center’s plans: provide business training for scientists in entrepreneurism and access to top researchers for product manufacturers.

Each campus will bring different resources and expertise to the partnership. UCD, for instance, is home to the California National Primate Research Center.

“Each of the UCs is a powerhouse, but together they are unstoppable,” said Clay Johnston, director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute in San Francisco, in the news release.

— Reach Cory Golden at cgolden@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8046. Follow him on Twitter at @cory_golden

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