Bringing new discoveries out of the laboratory

Tocris Bioscience has a long tradition of working with scientists to bring new discoveries out of the laboratory and into the commercial arena. Small molecules and peptides are our traditional area of expertise but any type of biological probe or other material applicable to preclinical research is of potential interest.

Our ethos is to be a responsible and ethical supplier of life-science tools to researchers around the globe by working with the scientific community. Tocris Product Managers have successfully worked in partnership with many scientists within both Universities and Pharmaceutical companies.

Our Expertise

Our licensing department has significant experience of drafting contracts and has successfully executed licences with a multitude of licensors including:

  • Large multi-disciplinary licensing departments
  • University technology transfer offices
  • Start-Up / Spin-Out companies
  • Individual researchers

Our existing contracts cover confidentiality and non-disclosure, research, material transfer, licensing and supply agreements. Our service is also suited for inventors and patent holders that wish to retain control of the distribution of their invention if required.

Comprehensive Marketing Support

Our marketing and sales teams work in conjunction with our international network of distributors to ensure the broadest commercial coverage possible. A combination of specially commissioned literature, our website and our trade show program will ensure that your materials are permanently showcased to our 50,000 Life Science customers.

Contact Us

To submit information on a potential licensing candidate or to discuss licensing opportunities please complete the following licensing opportunities form, or email our licensing team at

We look forward to hearing from you.