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Research: Can newly-public biotech succeed at translational science? by Laura McNamee and Fred Ledley

Jan 22, 2014 by
Fred D. Ledley
Laura McNamee

Early-stage biotech companies play a critical role in the entrepreneurial ecosystem that is expected to develop commercial products from nascent scientific discoveries. Recent research from the Center for Integration of Science and Industry suggests that companies in the IPO “class of 2000” were ineffective in developing therapeutic products and asks whether the business models of newly-public biotech companies are up to the task.

Research: Are there patterns to successful biotech innovation?

Jan 22, 2014 by
Fred D. Ledley
Laura McNamee

Innovation in biotechnology is often portrayed as being wildly complex and unpredictable. Recent research from the Center for Integration of Science and Industry suggests that there are patterns in the timelines of technological maturation and successful development of therapeutic biotechnologies that are predictable from innovation theory.

Research: Why commercialization of gene therapy stalled

Jan 22, 2014 by
Fred D. Ledley
Laura McNamee

It has been 40 years since recombinant technologies first enabled consideration of gene therapy for human disease, and 30 years since the first gene therapy companies were formed. Yet, there are no gene therapies on the market in the US or EU. A recent research paper from the Center for Integration of Science and Industry explores how asynchrony between capital investments and the maturation of gene therapy technologies may have contributed to this delay.

Research: STEM education in business schools?

Dec 15, 2013 by
Fred D. Ledley

Many expert reports have addressed the critical importance of STEM professionals in the workforce of a technology-driven, global economy. These reports are largely silent on the importance of STEM education for the business professionals who are necessary partners in translating scientific discoveries into successful products and sustainable businesses. In a recent paper, Fred Ledley examined the STEM curriculum required at leading business schools.

Research: How to educate scientifically literate business leaders

Dec 13, 2013 by
Fred D. Ledley

Effective business leadership increasingly requires an appreciation of the nature of technology and its economic, social and ethical consequences. Do business schools provide this? Recent research by Fred Ledley and Steven Holt explores how science education can meet the needs of business students. Listen to podcast here.

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