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Repaving the Road to Biomedical Innovation Through Academia

Science Translational Medicine  29 Jun 2011:
Vol. 3, Issue 89, pp. 89cm15
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3002223

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Abstract

Biomedical innovation requires investigators to build on existing knowledge and achieve insights that are transformative. Innovation starts with incisive scientific discoveries, which are often made in academic research laboratories. Today, the financial model for supporting biomedical research in universities is threatened, and one victim is innovation. New models for public funding that support high-risk research in academia will spur innovation and ultimately advance clinical medicine.

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  • Citation: A. R. Marks, Repaving the Road to Biomedical Innovation Through Academia. Sci. Transl. Med. 3, 89cm15 (2011).

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