For Companies

Intellectual Property and Corporate Ventures Office at Schepens Eye Research Institute, Mass. Eye and Ear welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with eye care companies on research projects of mutual interest. As a nonprofit research institute and recipient of NIH and other government funding, Schepens is subject to federal regulations and carefully structures research agreements for full compliance. Companies should expect projects with Schepens to have this structure:

  • hypothesis driven research to advance understanding of eye disease

  • project results to be published in journals to benefit the scientific community and public

  • Schepens will own resulting inventions

  • Schepens may license inventions to the Sponsor company at negotiated market terms

  • Licenses include milestones to assure the company develops the technology