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LifeArc Becomes Technology Transfer Partner to London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

26 July 2017

London, UK, 25 July 2017: LifeArc, the medical research charity previously known as MRC Technology, has signed an agreement with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to provide a range of technology transfer services. 
 
LifeArc has expertise in protecting and managing intellectual property, evaluating the translational potential of research portfolios and advising on funding and development pathways. The charity has over 25 years’ experience of providing technology transfer support to a range of organisations, including the Medical Research Council and various charities and non-profit organisations. The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with staff working in over 100 countries to improve health worldwide.  
 
“LifeArc exists to make a difference for patients and to achieve this we have to make sure that promising medical research is progressed. The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine shares our aim of addressing major public and global health challenges, and we look forward to providing the expertise to help them maximise their research portfolio,” said Andrew Farquharson, Executive Director, Technology Transfer at LifeArc.
 
Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said: “The world is facing unprecedented challenges in the form of infectious and chronic conditions, and emerging health threats. We need to innovate to meet these challenges and improve health for all. This exciting partnership with LifeArc will intensify efforts to translate our research in ways that have a tangible impact.”
 
Financial details have not been disclosed.


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Media enquiries
For LifeArc
Katie Odgaard
Zyme Communications
Tel: +44(0) 7787 502 947
Email: Katie.odgaard@zymecommunications.com
 
Liezel Tipper
PR & Communications Manager, LifeArc
Tel: 020 7391 2772
Email: Liezel.Tipper@lifearc.org
 
For London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
James Barr
Media Manager, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Tel: 0207 927 2802
Email: James.Barr@lshtm.ac.uk 
 
About LifeArc
LifeArc is the new name for MRC Technology, a medical research charity with a 25 year legacy of helping scientists and organisations turn their research into treatments and diagnostics for patients. 

The new name reflects the charity’s purpose: to be the arc or bridge between research and improving patients’ lives.
 
LifeArc is pioneering new ways to turn great science into greater patient impact. It brings together a network of partners to tackle specific diseases and directly funds academic and early stage research. 
 
The charity has dedicated laboratories in Stevenage where around 80 scientists work on antibody and small molecule projects, while the Edinburgh lab progresses diagnostics development. 
 
www.lifearc.org   Twitter @lifearc1
 
About the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with more than 4,000 students and 1,000 staff working in over 100 countries. The School is one of the highest-rated research institutions in the UK, is among the world's leading schools in public and global health, and was named University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards 2016. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

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