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Research and Development Alliances

The Office of Research and Development Alliances (R&D Alliances) at Fox Chase Cancer Center serves as the liaison between Fox Chase’s research community, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device industries, and venture capital firms. R&D Alliances continues a longstanding policy and tradition at Fox Chase to develop and nurture collaborations and to disseminate intellectual capital for the public benefit.

R&D Alliances promotes collaborative pre-clinical and clinical research relationships between corporate partners and Fox Chase’s investigators and clinicians.  R&D Alliances collects and evaluates invention disclosures, while working closely with inventors and outside patent counsel to file patent applications when appropriate.

We also facilitate the transfer of patentable and non-patentable intellectual property through a variety of mechanisms including exclusive and non-exclusive license agreements, option agreements and the formation of start-up companies.

R&D Alliances also works to establish domestic and international strategic alliances and collaborative partnerships with hospitals, academic institutions and industry.

Technology Transfer and New Ventures

The Technology Transfer & New Ventures Team guides technology development of early-stage research ideas, manages intellectual property protection, and determines the best commercialization strategy for each technology. The team is also charged with licensing Biosample Repository specimens and manages all business aspects of this process.  This team manages Patent License Agreements, Option Agreements, Tangible Research Material Transfer Agreements, Inter-institutional Agreements, as well as the following agreements related to Fox Chase intellectual property, including biosamples from the Fox Chase Biosample Repository Facility: Sponsored Research Agreements, Research Collaboration Agreements and Confidentiality Agreements.

Clinical Research Contracting

The Clinical Research Contracting Team is the office-of-record for clinical research administration transactions and data. This Team provides resources, expertise, and analysis to assist with the execution of all clinical research-related agreements (industry, investigator-initiated, cooperative group and government funded), provides Medicare Coverage Analysis, and enters information into the Clinical Trial Management system for all Fox Chase principal investigators.

The Clinical Research Contracting Team is dedicated to forging successful collaborations with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and contract research organizations.  The Team supports principal investigators and staff seeking guidance on clinical research administration matters, and works to streamline the management and administration of clinical research.

Pre-Clinical Research Contracting

The Pre-Clinical Research Contracting Team is responsible for drafting, reviewing, interpreting, and negotiating a wide variety of research-related contracts.  The team oversees the management of numerous types of agreements including, but not limited to: Material Transfer Agreements, Data Use Agreements, Research Collaboration and Sponsored Research Agreements, Professional Services Agreements, and other contracts related to laboratory research.

Fox Chase International (FCI)

The Fox Chase International team  works with international healthcare institutions, companies and investors to deliver solutions on strategies, operations, and analytics in the fields of new hospital establishment, existing healthcare program assessment and improvement, clinical delivery strategy development, healthcare organizational structure formation and upgrading. FCI also enables access to Fox Chase Cancer Center’s deep clinical expertise and continuing medical education opportunities to our partners around the world.

Learn more information about our international program: International Patients and International Partners.

The Office of Research & Development Alliances team (from left to right): James (Jim) Thompson, Tatiana (Tania) Venkova, John McNeill, Tingting Li, Julie Freedman, Maurisa Ranghel, Andrea Graham, Kurt Schwinghammer, William (Bill) Niewood, Natalia (Natasha) Shalginskikh, Rikki Renz, Renee Rivera, Inna Khartchenko and Johana Vanegas.(August, 2019)The Office of Research & Development Alliances team (from left to right): James (Jim) Thompson, Tatiana (Tania) Venkova, John McNeill, Tingting Li, Julie Freedman, Maurisa Ranghel, Andrea Graham, Kurt Schwinghammer, William (Bill) Niewood, Natalia (Natasha) Shalginskikh, Rikki Renz, Renee Rivera, Inna Khartchenko and Johana Vanegas.(August, 2019)

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