Perinatal research and its support: Corporate contributions at McGill University

B. Little, E. Hamilton, E. Quillen, K. Watkin, B. Nuwayhid, B. Stripp

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Three technologic projects with potentially patentable end results are slowly evolving in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McGill University and Royal Victoria Hospital. A tax shelter infusion of a significant amount of venture capital developed opportunities for all three projects over two years. The three projects-fetal heart rate tracing analysis related to fetal outcome, a distributed and intelligent data acquisition system and selected ultrasonic three dimensional imaging-were advanced considerably, and their results are expressed in outline. The effects of such infusions of business support into an environment of sparse research grant support have been extremely encouraging to the investigators, but the department, with its obligations of ongoing research, teaching and patient care, must develop the next steps with care, although one of the projects has been extended by an interested corporation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-361
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1994


  • perinatology
  • research support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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