Reaping the Benefits of Biomedical Research: Partnerships Required

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Science Translational Medicine  09 Jun 2010:
Vol. 2, Issue 35, pp. 35cm17
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3001137


Reaping the benefits of investments in biomedical research can be achieved most efficiently through active collaboration among industry, academia, government, and nonprofit organizations. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) are exploring multiple ways in which to increase the efficiency of the translational process. Investigators involved in the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Awards are developing public-private partnerships, addressing the barriers to collaboration, training the next generation of interdisciplinary team–oriented researchers, and producing open-source tools for collaboration. NIH is engaging with industry through the Foundation for the NIH and the Small Business Innovation Research Awards.


  • Citation: L. M. Portilla, B. Alving, Reaping the benefits of biomedical research: Partnerships required. Sci. Transl. Med. 2, 35cm17 (2010).

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