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MUSC Foundation for Research Development (FRD) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit technology transfer office that acts as the point of contact for industry and entrepreneurs wishing to commercialize intellectual property from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). The FRD provides many services to MUSC, including the following:

  • Evaluation of technologies disclosed by MUSC researchers
  • Management of the patent and copyright portfolios
  • Marketing of technologies to commercial partners
  • Negotiation, execution, and maintenance of license agreements for the intellectual property rights to MUSC technologies

FRD has technologies in its portfolio that can improve patient care in a multitude of disease states and wellness. Click here to search featured technologies available for licensing. The listings presented on the webpage cover technologies currently protected via patenting (both pending patent applications and issued patents) or copyright.  Additional technologies may be available for licensing, but are not listed in the technology database while the patent applications are in preparation or additional data is being generated.  Please contact Chelsea Ex-Lubeskie at to inquire about other technologies that may be available in your area of interest.

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Charleston Regional Data

Additional information on the Charleston innovation ecosystem may be found at

Economic, demographic, and workforce data for the Charleston region may be found at

MUSC links

The South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SCTR) at MUSC is the catalyst for changing the culture of biomedical research, facilitating sharing of resources and expertise, and streamlining research-related processes to bring about large-scale change in the clinical and translational research efforts in South Carolina.

The MUSC Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides commercialization resources and expertise to MUSC researchers interested in starting a company.

Companies wishing to sponsor research at MUSC may contact the MUSC Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

For a listing of clinical trials currently underway at MUSC, please visit

For a listing of Centers, Cores, and Institutes at MUSC, please visit

Progress Notes is a quarterly magazine published by MUSC to provide information on the latest clinical and scientific innovations at MUSC.  The most current issue may be found at

The MUSC Opportunities Booklet provides an introduction to MUSC and is meant to serve as a primer and entry platform for interested partners with respect to targeted research and clinical trials as well as the development of new therapies, diagnostics and advanced technologies.

Technology Transfer Resources

See the For Inventors - Resources page of this website for additional information on patents and copyrights.

The Association of University Technology Managers provides additional technology transfer resources at



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