Productive partnerships: HemoShear's IP strategy


Productive partnerships: HemoShear's IP strategy

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HemoShear creates systems for predicting human responses to drugs by applying its proprietary technology to human cells in the lab to make them behave the way they would in vivo. LSIPR found out about its strategy for protecting and developing its technologies.

In the business of drug development, the biggest hurdle to clear is often the jump from pre-clinical testing, where the drug is screened for safety and efficacy in animals, to clinical testing, where it is first introduced into a human.

Many drugs fail at this point in their development but a serendipitous meeting of minds at the University of Virginia has presented a new hope for tackling an age-old problem.

Working models

HemoShear; Brian Wamhoff; patent protection;