Bryan T. Allinson, Executive Director for Technology Commercialization earned dual bachelor of science degrees in chemical engineering and chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and a master of business administration from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to his appointment, he served as Director of Technology Transfer at Ohio University. At Ohio, he assisted in monetizing royalty revenue of SOMAVERT®, pharmaceutical product marketed by Pfizer to treat acromegaly, an endrocrine condition affecting more than 40,000 patients worldwide, a deal valued at $52 million. He previously served as Director of Geisinger Ventures, a for-profit division of the Geisinger Health System, where he founded the technology commercialization office. He joined Geisinger in 2005 after serving as the H. J. Heinz Technology Commercialization Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to that, he was part of the original team of Agentase, a biotechnology startup company, later acquired by biodefense contractor ICX. Allinson’s commercialization activities range from health, biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics, advanced energy, defense and military, semiconductor, internet. He was previously a board member of the Lewisburg Area School District and Leadership Susquehanna Valley, a Kaufmann Foundation program.
As Executive Director, Allinson serves as the technology commercialization principal at the U.T. System under Dr. Scott C. Kelley, Executive Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs. He directs access to financing and venture capital, entrepreneurial talent and other important resources necessary for commercialization of technology, new ventures and enterprise development; critical pathways for thematic partnering through collaborative activities; and communication of metrics and results, supporting U.T. System and institutional initiatives. He organizes System reports to state and national commercialization and economic development agencies, including the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) and Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). Allinson is a member of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), Licensing Executive Society (LES) and Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).