Texas Heart Institute Joins the National Academy of Inventors

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The Texas Heart Institute (THI) is proud to announce its new membership into the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

As a member of NAI, the Institute strengthens its commitment to enhancing the visibility of innovation, encouraging the disclosure of intellectual property, educating and mentoring associate inventors, and promoting the translation of their inventions to benefit society.

When a researcher makes a discovery that has no significant prior art, is not apparent to someone else skilled in the field, and has a specific use, that discovery is recognized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Although inventions recognized by the USPTO are unique, all of the inventors behind them share the same abiliy to harness their imagination to make the world a better place.

Texas Heart Institute’s many inventors are pioneering scientists, doctors, and educators with extraordinary ingenuity who travel the world sharing their knowledge. They are creating innovative solutions to unmet needs in medicine and teaching the next generation of researchers and inventors.

Without passionate inventors, we would not have lifesaving medicines or the safe instruments, tools, and devices used by doctors every day around the world to help patients.

“Texas Heart Institute is honored to strengthen its commitment to inventorship and unite with colleagues nationally in an effort to translate new ideas into novel therapies,” said Darren Woodside, THI’s Vice President for Research.



About the National Academy of Inventors® (NAI)

The National Academy of Inventors®(NAI) was founded at the University of South Florida to recognize and encourage inventors who have a patent issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), enhance the visibility of university technology and academic innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society.

About Texas Heart Institute®

The Texas Heart Institute (THI), founded by world-renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Denton A. Cooley in 1962, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the devastating toll of cardiovascular disease through innovative and progressive programs in research, education and improved patient care. More information about THI (@Texas_Heart) is available at www.texasheart.org.


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