Research Tools

Sometimes, your studies may result in tools, such as modified cell lines, transgenic mouse lines, unique purified proteins, monoclonal antibodies and custom created plasmids. These tools could be useful for industry, other researchers and labs.

At UofL, Innovation & Technology Transfer will work with you to see if those research tools can be commercialized for the potential benefit of your lab. Just like other technologies, research tools can be commercialized via a license or option to outside parties for a fee to be shared with your lab. 

How do I disclose my research tools?

While we recognize that not all sections of our research disclosure form may apply to your specific case, we do request that you complete as many sections and provide as much detail as possible.

  • Signed and completed Research Tool Disclosure Form
  • Supporting documentation (if applicable);
  • Draft manuscripts describing the research tool;
  • Draft poster presentations using the research tool.