Judging Success in Translational Medical Research
Getting promising drug discoveries out of university research labs and into the drug pipeline is more difficult than it should be.
I have run large organizations but spent little time in medical labs. So when I write about translational medical research, I think about the famous announcement in the London Underground: “Mind the gap.” Translational research is all about filling two organizational gaps. The first gap is between the scientists making discoveries in the lab and the clinicians seeking patient therapies. The second gap comes later—between finding attractive targets for drugs and diagnostics, for example,...
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