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Sunday, 15th April 2012

Academic-Industry Partnerships for Biopharmaceutical Research & Development: Advancing Medical Science in the U.S.

Source: Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development

From the report:

Two trends in the research and development (R&D) of new medical products have been building throughout the last several decades, culminating in the expansion of academic-industry partnerships in numbers and types to such an extent that they have become a more prominent feature of the broader landscape of partnerships in biomedical innovation. ...

The goals of the study by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (Tufts CSDD) were twofold: 1) to examine a sample of primary data and typify the kinds of research projects that academic-industry partnerships actually entail – "the what"; and 2) to review secondary data from the trade and professional literature as well as public and private sector websites to describe and categorize the organizational nature of these partnerships – "the how."

+ Link to full report (PDF; 1.51 MB)



Peggy Garvin, of Garvin Information Consulting, is the author of United States Government Internet Directory (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills, 2009 (TheCapitol.Net). In her 20 years in the information business, Peggy has managed electronic information products and services in a variety of environments, including commercial publishing, e-commerce, law firms, and the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Peggy's work has been recognized with the 2011 SLA Dow Jones Leadership Award. She has a Masters of Library Science degree from Syracuse University School of Information Studies.

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