Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Charlette Stallworth talks about Temples Scott & White Tech Transfer

Charlette Stallworth talks about Temples Scott & White Tech Transfer

Where are you from originally?  

I am from Atlanta, Georgia, but I have been in Texas for 10 years.  I lead the Office of Research Business Development at Scott & White Healthcare (S&W) in Temple, TX.

What university did you go to?  

I received my MBA from Baylor University.

What is your group’s mission?  

To identify and realize research business opportunities via collaborations with physicians, scientists, staff, pharmaceutical and device companies, academic institutions, government entities, and investors - which ultimately improve patient care.

What need does it fulfill?  

We help to bring S&W physician inventions – therapeutics, devices, apps, and diagnostics – from the bench to the bedside. 

What exactly does it bring to startups?  

Technology transfer and commercialization; innovative clinical technologies; pre-clinical R&D; manufacture of protein and immunotoxin therapeutics for phase I clinical trials; flexible clean rooms for custom projects; feasibility studies; and clinical trials  

What type of company would benefit from your group?  

Start-ups, bio-tech companies, academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and device companies

What was the most challenging aspect of starting up the initiative?  

Communicating our services to the market has been the most challenging aspect.  I really appreciate this opportunity to talk about what we do.

What advice do you have for entrepreneurs?  

Focus on your objective while being responsive to intermediate results.

What local resource have you found to be the most helpful and why?  Our network of partners from Dallas to Austin to Houston has been the most helpful resource, because it allows us to find unique ways to move projects forward.