Laura McLachlanCommercialization Manager
As a commercialization manager at MaRS Innovation, Laura works with scientific and clinical researchers to identify, develop and commercialize novel technologies at St Michael’s Hospital. She provides technology transfer services, including evaluation of invention disclosures, patent preparation and business development activities for early-stage technologies and inventions. This also includes securing funding from both public and private sources to advance early-stage research, developing licensing opportunities and helping to create and manage start-up companies.
Laura has ten years of technology transfer experience spanning the academic, industrial and legal field. Prior to joining MaRS Innovation, she was the Intellectual Property Associate at a UK university where she co-managed licensing and start-up creation. She also worked as a technical assistant at a large Toronto-based IP Law firm.
Laura holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science, a B.Sc. in Biology, and an LLM in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Manchester, UK.