It's all about synergy as two of the state's top research institutes join forces. Marshfield Clinic and WiSys Technology Foundation have announced a partnership to strengthen collaborations in research and technology transfer. Dr. Robert. Carlson, director of Marshfield Clinic Applied Sciences, says the agreement's been in the works for several years.
WiSys, a subsidiary of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, a technology transfer organization, will provide patenting and licensing services to Marshfield Clinic scientists, and facilitate collaborations between researchers at the UW and the Clinic.
Technology transfer is the process of developing practical applications for the results of scientific research, moving discoveries from the lab to the marketplace.