LICENSING OF GRASSP
The GRASSP is currently being used worldwide in 9 countries and in multiple SCI centres.
Since 2009 the GRASSP has been available to the SCI community for use.
The GRASSP Inventors group has created a tiered licensing process that is managed by the UHN Technology Transfer and Business Office.
The licensing system is designed to ensure there is a fair opportunity for all parties choosing to use GRASSP in their work. The licensing process is a separate process from the purchase of GRASSP kits. Please read the tiers below to understand within which category your research falls into. If you have queries, you may contact Dr. Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan directly at Sukhvinder.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinical License for the individual purchasing of the product. This agreement is executed online when the GRASSP is purchased. There is no fee for this license, only that the purchaser is aware that the use of the GRASSP Kit they are purchasing is meant for clinical implementation. The purchaser will not collect data for a sponsored driven study within this agreement.
Academic License for use within an investigator driven study, that is or is not funded by a not for profit granting foundation/agency. This license can apply to primary investigators, graduate students, academic institutions, research institutes and healthcare institutes. There is no fee for this license, however, a data sharing agreement is required. The UHN Technology Transfer and Business Office will execute the license. The de-identified GRASSP data collected in the study will be requested at the end of the study. The data transfer agreement (DTA) will be executed by the KITE Research Institute-UHN. The specific data elements that will be requested will be included in the DTA.
Industry License for a company of for-profit organization conducting a study or trial. This license requires a fee that is executed with the UHN Technology Transfer and Business Office.
Private Healthcare Institutes using GRASSP as a part of the medical record or charging a third party to provide GRASSP results. This license requires a fee that is executed with the UHN Technology Transfer and Business Office.
For Tier 2 through to Tier 4 licenses, please reach out directly to UHN:
Rahbar Rahimpour, PhD, MBA
Senior Business Development and Commercialization Officer
University Health Network
101 College Street, Suite 150
Toronto, ON M5G 1L7