LifeArc has expertise in protecting and managing intellectual property, evaluating the translational potential of research portfolios and advising on funding and development pathways.

The charity has more than 25 years of experience of providing technology transfer support to a range of organisations, including the Medical Research Council and various charities and non-profit organisations.

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with staff working in more than 100 countries to improve health worldwide.

“LifeArc exists to make a difference for patients and to achieve this we have to make sure that promising medical research is progressed. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine shares our aim of addressing major public and global health challenges, and we look forward to providing the expertise to help them maximise their research portfolio,” said Andrew Farquharson, Executive Director, Technology Transfer at LifeArc.

Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said: “The world is facing unprecedented challenges in the form of infectious and chronic conditions, and emerging health threats. We need to innovate to meet these challenges and improve health for all. This exciting partnership with LifeArc will intensify efforts to translate our research in ways that have a tangible impact.”

Financial details have not been disclosed.