Technology from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory

We manage a portfolio of more than 1000 inventions and over 450 patents/copyrights from EMBL-scientists, EMBL-alumni and third parties.

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You have a new discovery and would like to know how to protect and commercialise it? Or you have a protected invention and want to bring it to the next level? Or you are simply lost in the technology transfer process?

We have compiled the most important information and documents on our inventor pages. Some of the content is only accessible from the EMBL intranet. If you are seeking information from outside of EMBL or cannot find what you are looking for, please get in touch with us.

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EMBLEM offers licenses to an extensive portfolio of technologies from various sectors of the life sciences.

We also provide access to a broad range of state-of-the-art molecular biology services, consultancy by EMBL scientists and research collaborations. Visit our industry pages and discover our portfolio of technologies and services.

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Co-founded by EMBLEM since 1999

EMBLEM’s experience in founding new companies and our close working relationship EMBL’s collaboration partners in various industries provide the ideal environment for young start-ups.

  • EMBLEM is committed to bringing together researchers from academia and industry. My research has benefited from a decade of their excellent support, and I look forward to working with them in the future.

    Lars Steinmetz
    Senior Scientist EMBL Heidelberg & Director of Life Sciences Alliance

  • I have known and worked with EMBLEM since its inception. The combination of professionalism and friendly relationships has paved its way to many success stories. It has been a great pleasure to be supported by EMBLEM over the past two decades. Many thanks to the fantastic team for conveying EMBL research so effectively to society.

    Florent Cipriani
    Former Team Leader & Senior Scientist
    EMBL Grenoble

  • EMBLEM is a real part of EMBL – helps us with technology transfer, licensing, contracts – we are very lucky to have EMBLEM as part of EMBL, and it’s just a pleasure working with our EMBLEM colleagues.

    Ewan Birney
    Deputy Director General and Joint Director of EMBL-EBI
    Senior Scientist