CommentaryPolicy

Biotechnology: Delivering on the Promise

Science Translational Medicine  06 Jan 2010:
Vol. 2, Issue 13, pp. 13cm1
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3000357

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Abstract

The research and development of innovative new therapies are expensive and risky processes, and companies require substantial resources if they are to translate basic science into modern biomedical products. When resources are limited, as in the current economic climate, biotechnology startup companies are often among the first casualties in the fight for assets. Policy-makers can play an important role in bolstering these important innovators.

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  • Citation: J. C. Greenwood, Biotechnology: Delivering on the promise. Sci. Transl. Med. 2, 13cm1 (2010).

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