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Confidentiality Agreements

Most technologies that are available for licensing have non-confidential summaries that can be found at  These non-confidential summaries include links to relevant publications and any published intellectual property (published patent applications and issued patents).

In addition to the publicly available data, there is often confidential information available.  A confidentiality agreement must be executed prior to distribution of confidential information or a discussion with the inventors. 

Companies may review, populate, and execute the template agreements.  Please return the executed document to Christine Dixon Thiesing, Licensing Officer, at

Template Unilateral Confidentiality Agreement

Template Bilateral Confidentiality Agreement

Option and License Agreements

Depending on the nature of the technology, FRD offers both exclusive and non-exclusive license agreements.  The license agreements are custom-tailored to meet the needs of the licensee and the development of the technology.

Option agreements are also available to allow commercial entities to evaluate, but not commercialize, FRD intellectual property.

For further information regarding license and option agreements, please contact Christine Dixon Thiesing, Licensing Officer, at

Material Transfer Agreements

Any tangible material being sent to or from MUSC requires a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA).  MTAs are managed by the MUSC Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. 


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