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NIH Launches UCSF Developed Course for Life Science Entrepreneurs

October 14, 2014 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a pilot program to help life science entrepreneurs commercialize their technology, based on a course developed at UC San Francisco. The Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF and Steve Blank, architect of the Lean LaunchPad framework, first taught the course last fall. UCSF and Blank adopted the Lean LaunchPad methodology to be applicable for life science and healthcare ventures.

LaunchPad Focuses on Catalyzing Early Stage Research: Q&A with Ruben Rathnasingham

October 14, 2013 Ruben Rathnasingham, PhD, associate director of Early Translational Research at UCSF's Clinical and Translational Science Institute, is leading the team responsible for LaunchPad. In this Q&A, he discusses the project and how it can benefit researchers.

UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann Featured on BioCentury This Week

December 13, 2011 UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, former president for product development at Genentech, is featured in a video interview for BioCentury Publications Inc., a major biopharmaceutical news media source, which first aired online on Dec. 11.