Industry Relations

The USC School of Pharmacy provides a unique environment for developing and commercializing technology. The only private pharmacy school located on a major health sciences campus, the School is entrepreneurial, small and nimble, with access to experts from related disciplines throughout the university and beyond.

The School maintains the capacity, expertise, infrastructure and drive needed to foster mutually beneficial collaborations with our industry partners. The USC School of Pharmacy and our research faculty have proven track records and tangible results working with established and startup biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies of all sizes, including Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Benefit Design Institute and Columbia Laboratories Inc.

Without the restrictions of a state institution, the USC School of Pharmacy can extend support to companies far beyond serving as a contract research organization. Our faculty can offer high-end feedback to help design a research protocol to meet your specific goals and take your efforts to an even high level of success. Each agreement is designed to fit the needs of our partner and to encourage the translation of research into marketable products.

We also draw from a wealth of university-wide resources to support our industry partners—from the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation to the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering.

To shepherd industry partners through the collaboration process and to ensure your objectives are met, the School of Pharmacy maintains a dedicated research office staffed by those with their own extensive background in laboratory research. Contact research@pharmacy.usc.edu to learn more.

“Many of the great breakthroughs in the life sciences occur at the nexus of academic and industry partnership. The USC School of Pharmacy’s entrepreneurial nature and breadth of intellectual and physical resources make this an ideal place for external collaboration and innovation.”

Sarah Hamm-Alvarez
Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs