The Pathfinder Pill is in the process of being patented, with an initial ‘intent to patent’ already submitted to the Intellectual Property Office (http://www.ipo.gov.uk/ ). This whole complex process is being handled by the University of Dundee’s ‘Research and Innovation Services’ (http://www.dundee.ac.uk/research/index.html ).
Research and Innovation Services (RIS) provides specialist services related to the University's research activities. RIS draws on its extensive knowledge and interactions with university researchers to identify technologies and discoveries with commercial potential. It welcomes contact from companies interested in funding collaborative research programmes or licensing university technologies. The Pathfinder Pill is a typical innovative example where RIS proves indispensable for their advice and guidance.