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Trends Biochem Sci. 2017 May;42(5):327-329. doi: 10.1016/j.tibs.2017.03.003. Epub 2017 Apr 3.

How Scientists Can Become Entrepreneurs.

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1
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA; Platelet BioGenesis, Boston, MA 02125, USA. Electronic address: drjthon@gmail.com.
2
Platelet BioGenesis, Boston, MA 02125, USA.

Abstract

Translating basic research discoveries through entrepreneurship must be scientist driven and institutionally supported to be successful (not the other way around). Here, we describe why scientists should engage in entrepreneurship, where institutional support for scientist-founders falls short, and how these challenges can be overcome.

PMID:
28385393
PMCID:
PMC5737962
DOI:
10.1016/j.tibs.2017.03.003
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