Organising for innovation: towards successful translational research

West, Will and Nightingale, Paul (2009) Organising for innovation: towards successful translational research. Trends in Biotechnology, 27 (10). pp. 558-561. ISSN 0167-7799

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Abstract

The current productivity crisis in drug discovery has prompted the pharmaceutical industry to decentralize R&D, which is now more responsive, more flexible and better connected to research in academia and biotechnology firms. Organizational changes are also under way in academia. Universities are expanding their technology transfer offices and research funders are investing more in translational research. This article explains how organizational changes in industry and academia can complement each other. Successful translation of research into innovative drugs needs to take account of the increasing organizational complexity of drug discovery as the knowledge to be integrated becomes more diffuse, specialized and valuable

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Paul Nightingale
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2013 15:10
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 15:10
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28297
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