U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Technology Advancement & Transfer

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The NIDDK Technology Advancement Office (TAO)​ facilitates the exchange, evaluation, patenting, and licensing of new inventions and discoveries. If you have any questions contact the Technology Advancement Office by email.​​​​​​​​

TAO Supports

  • Scientific Tubes

    Research Material Transfer

    Research materials and reagents developed by NIDDK scientists are available for your research.
  • Gavel


    Acquire the rights to use available NIDDK technologies or research materials for commercial purposes.​
  • Hands Shaking

    Clinical Trial Collaboration

    Collaborate with investigators at the NIH Clinical Center and NIDDK extramural clinical networks on clinical trials. 
  • Researchers Collaborating

    Research Collaboration

    Connect with NIDDK clinicians or scientists in your field and locate technologies available for further development.

NIDDK Technology Highlights

​Some of NIDDK's most frequently requested research tools are featured below. Additional materials can be found on the Research Materials page.

5′-HS4 chicken β-globin insulator

5′-HS4 chicken β-globin insulator (DNA sequence acting as an insulator for the effects of cis-acting regulatory elements)

​Gary Felsenfeld, Ph.D.
A newly characterized chromatin insulator element isolated from the DNA of a higher eukaryotic organism ​and contained in vector constructs is described... Additional Details​
LoxP (Stat5a/Stat5b tm2Mam)

Stat5a LoxP/Stat5b LoxP (Stat5a/Stat5b tm2Mam)

Lothar Hennighausen, Ph.D.
Conditional knockout of Stat5a and Stat5b: Combined deletion of conserved Stat5a and Stat5b in mammary
epithelium at different times during pregnancy reveal multiple distinct functions... Additional Details
Image of mouse and DNA

Sphk1 KO

Richard Proia, Ph.D.
A Sphingosine kinase 1 (Sphk1) knockout mouse… Additional Details