The Translational Research and Entrepreneurial eXploration (TREx
) program is a partnership between UTMB's Institute for Translational Sciences, Center for Biomedical Engineering, Center for Addiction Research, Office of Technology Transfer, and Technology Commercialization Program.
Toward the common goal of facilitating technology development and commercialization, TREx
supports investigators through technology management, mentorship, and funding, via a variety of mechanisms.
In the past two years, UTMB investigators were granted 44 patents and received more than $13 million in licensing revenue. UTMB currently has 10 products - drugs, medical devices, diagnostics and software - in the market and generating licensing revenue.