Wake Forest Innovations

Engaging in Open Innovation with Industry

EndosorterWake Forest Innovations is responsible for accelerating the commercialization of the ideas, discoveries and specialized research capabilities of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Wake Forest Innovations establishes arrangements with industry across a broad range of scientific and clinical research operations, including agreements for the development and commercialization of proprietary technologies and products, contracts to provide specialized preclinical and clinical research services, and agreements to sponsor basic scientific research. 

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Wake Forest Innovations Is Organized into Three Centers

Center for Technology Innovation & Commercialization deals exclusively with proprietary technology. This Center will move product ideas through the stages of technology evaluation, including IP protection, market analytics and preclinical and clinical development, culminating in potentially licensing of the technology to industry, including startups. The Center handles all proprietary technologies including therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics, medical devices and digital health. The leader of the Center is Jeff Brennan, Vice President, Technology Innovation & Commercialization.

Center for Industry Research Collaboration deals exclusively with supporting faculty and staff in their engagement with industry to collaborate based on their specialized preclinical and clinical research skills and capabilities. The Center comprises two groups, Preclinical Translational Services and Industry Alliance Management. The leader of the Center is Chris Jerome, Associate Vice President, Industry Research Collaboration.

Center for Applied Learning offers advanced hands-on clinical training programs for faculty, student and external partners that are designed to enhance the quality of patient care and improve patient safety. The Center is led by its director Jim Johnson.

Accelerating the Journey from Discovery to Commercialization

Innovative ResearchWake Forest Innovations brings together the brightest minds in science, medicine and business to turn discoveries – ours and industry's – into high-value products of benefit to patients worldwide. 

  • 500+ preclinical studies for industry partners in the last 10 years
  • GLP-compliant large animal facility
  • $200 million in research funding annual for medical, materials and engineering research science
  • 100+ products on the market from our innovative technologies


Our Websites

Wake Forest Innovations ›

Wake Forest Innovations accelerates the journey from discovery to commercialization so that important scientific discoveries can become life-improving realities.


Wake Forest Preclinical Translational Services ›

Preclinical Translational Services is a full-service preclinical contract research organization (CRO) that combines the power of a traditional CRO with the unique ability to...


Wake Forest Center for Applied Learning ›

The Center for Applied Learning at Wake Forest Innovations uses the latest in applied and immersive learning techniques to prepare health care professionals to excel in...


Wake Forest Lab Services ›

Wake Forest University and Wake Forest School of Medicine have established numerous core laboratories. These core labs are now available to support industry and other...


Wake Forest Ultrasound Education ›

The Program for Medical Ultrasound is a pioneer in teaching the art of ultrasound to physicians, sonographers and other allied health professionals. Each course is enhanced...

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