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Intellectual Property and Commercial Ventures


The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is an independent teaching hospital affiliated with the Harvard Medical School that specializes in diseases and disorders of the eye, ear, nose, head, neck and throat. The Harvard Chairs of Ophthalmology and Otology and Laryngology are both housed at Mass. Eye and Ear. Although generally our researchers are faculty members of Harvard Medical School, their inventions are owned by Mass. Eye and Ear. 

Pending and issued patents related to hearing, vision, drug delivery, voice and balance impairments, neural prostheses, medical devices, audiological systems and more are available for possible licensing. Several technologies have applications beyond the Infirmary's specialties of the eye, ear, nose, throat, head and neck such as cosmetic applications for the body, fiber formation and vascular diseases, etc. 

A partial list of technologies available in full or in part for licensing and further development (including references to published patents) may be searched by clicking on this link: Mass. Technology Transfer Center's Technology Portal. Please note that some of the listed technologies are jointly owned with other institutions; however, all institutions have designated a lead contact/agent to expedite and facilitate licensing. 

Click here to learn about our available technologies.

For more information related to patents and licensing of Mass. Eye and Ear technologies, or for identifying opportunities for commercial development, please contact:

Ojas P. Mehta, J.D.
Director, Intellectual Property & Commercial Ventures
Mass. Eye and Ear
243 Charles St., Boston, MA 02114
(617)573-4404 Fax (617)573-6923

Aida Herrera, Ph.D.
Licensing Associate
The Schepens Eye Research Institute
20 Staniford St., Boston, MA 02114

Eugenia Park
Licensing Associate
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles St., Boston, MA 02114
(617)573-3014 Fax (617)573-6923

Barbara Murphy
Technology Transfer Agent
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles St., Boston, MA 02114
(617)573-4349  Fax (617)573-6923