Academic Entrepreneurship

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Five Reasons Why Library Resources Can Make or Break Your Medical Startup

By Kyle O'Neil and Cathy Ogur

Librarians’ expertise in guiding you to library resources provides a  competitive edge to academic entrepreneurs and their teams. Gold mines of information, library resources are sometimes underutilized due to their complexity. Properly used, library resources can be the difference between hitting and missing the needs of a massive market.

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The FDA IND Application Process: 7 Tips from an Expert

By Elise Yang and Shelly Fehr

An Investigational New Drug (IND) application is submitted to the FDA to request authorization from the FDA to administer an investigational drug to humans. First time submitters may especially find this time challenging. Learn tips from an expert to help guide you through this process.

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Understanding the Promotion Process

By Nalaka Gooneratne, MD, MSc and Bryan A. Wolf, MD, PhD

Academic faculty with an interest in entrepreneurship are required to successfully navigate a university promotion process in order to retain their position.  This additional layer of complexity can appear daunting, but if managed properly, can be much less stressful. 

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How pet dogs can expedite the translation of life-science therapeutics from bench to bedside

By Alexander Morrison, Nicola Mason BVetMed PhD, and Yvonne Paterson PhD

The process of developing a new therapeutic is long, expensive, and risky. One option to efficiently and relatively inexpensively improve investor and investigator confidence in a pre-clinical therapeutic is to perform clinical trials in outbred dogs.

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