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Stanford, UCSF launch drug-development partnership

Original post made on May 18, 2014

As part of a new Food and Drug Administration-funded partnership, Stanford University and the University of California at San Francisco will open a new center to study drug development, with the goal of spurring innovation and improving medication safety, the universities have announced.

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Posted by neighbor
a resident of another community
on May 18, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Excellent news.


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Posted by SF/PA bi-resident old-timer
a resident of Stanford
on May 19, 2014 at 10:14 am

Collaboration/cooperation, not earlier competition, between these two extraordinary academic centers at opposite ends of the Peninsula is true synergy given their different strengths but common interest, with the computational tech/engineering richness of UC Berkeley/Santa Cruz mixed in. Tiny Silicon Valley will over the next generation morph into broad Biotech Bay, creating a regional powerhouse of 3D innovation -- drugs, devices, and data. Equally important is our world-class commercial sector, with venture capital enabling a bridge between. The regulatory element here, representing the patient's interest, is the third leg on the stool that balances the others. The current focus on disease (diagnosis and treatment) will in turn morph to health (preventative, predictive measures), with the multi-disciplines of this combined powerhouse eventually turning to food, nutrition, environment, psychosocial and cultural determinants of human life and happiness. We have come a long way from our local roots in WWII (military and public health hospitals, high power vacuum tubes, seeds of semiconductors, big antenna wireless, and HMO predecessors). As we continue to morph, one can only dream what comes next. Youngsters -- carry on!


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