What we do

The SIB Legal and technology transfer office (LTTO)’s mission is to showcase, manage and transfer SIB knowledge and know-how so that the scientific community can benefit from SIB’s many innovations. The LTTO strives to enhance the scientific and industrial visibility of SIB innovation by assisting SIB members in their contacts with external partners. The LTTO works closely with SIB’s Group Leaders in order to offer innovative products and services.

Services to the industry

Companies involved in medicine and life sciences can collaborate with SIB to complement their internal capacity. Outsourcing certain activities and relying on a non-industrial, world-renowned network of scientists and bioinformaticians provides companies with additional flexibility and enhances their research.
SIB collaborates with industrial partners in the following domains:

  • Scientific support and data analysis: SIB has developed in-house computational tools and acquired in-depth expertise in a broad range of fields and techniques, including cancer subtype discovery, biomarker selection, class discrimination, cross-platform analysis, and meta-analysis of publicly available clinical and genomics multiple datasets.
  • Education and practical training: SIB provides scientists with educational support and practical training in the use of software and analysis methods. This includes the organization of seminars, workshops and training courses.
  • Text mining/web monitoring: SIB develops text mining tools, e.g. enabling the creation of a patient cohort based on patient records in text format or the monitoring of social media platforms in the context of drug safety surveillance.

SIB’s commercial partner GeneBio commercializes software tools and resources developed by SIB, e.g. Melanie, Prosite or SmileMS.

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Marc Filliettaz heads the Legal and Technology Transfer Office at SIB as member of the SIB Management.