Reengineering Translational Science: The Time Is Right

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Science Translational Medicine  06 Jul 2011:
Vol. 3, Issue 90, pp. 90cm17
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3002747

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  • Reengineering Translational Science: Is the NIH the right place for this?
    • Sean Ekins, Senior Consultant
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    We read with interest Dr. Collins’ Commentary on “Reengineering Translational Science: The time is Right.” We agree that there is an urgent need to revamp the way that drugs are developed, to bring therapeutics to market faster, and to provide incentives to generate treatments for neglected and rare diseases. We question, however, whether the NIH as it stands can adequately pursue these goals when an entire industry is struggl...

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