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New Funds Seek to Accelerate Medical Technologies

One of the persistent barriers to the commercialization of university-based technologies is the period between when federal research funding runs out and the point at which industry steps in and takes over development. In between these two stages reside a daunting number of scientific and regulatory hurdles that must be overcome before a technology has advanced enough to attract the private sector. This phenomenon is particularly pronounced in the field of medicine where industry has become far more selective and risk-adverse when considering new technologies. As a consequence, many promising ideas remained frozen at an early stage of development in academic labs.

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