Tech-Transfer Maven

Lita Nelsen, who ran the technology-transfer office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is retiring after 30 years, Stat News reports.

Nelsen, it adds, set the standard for tech-transfer offices. "[A]ny time a venture capitalist, a pharmaceutical company, or a tech titan wanted to cash in on an invention at [MIT], each had to go through her," Stat News writes.

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