The Critical Path Institute's approach to precompetitive sharing and advancing regulatory science

Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2010 May;87(5):530-3. doi: 10.1038/clpt.2010.27.


Many successful large industries, such as computer-chip manufacturers, the cable television industry, and high-definition television developers,(1) have established successful precompetitive collaborations focusing on standards, applied science, and technology that advance the field for all stakeholders and benefit the public.(2) The pharmaceutical industry, however, has a well-earned reputation for fierce competition and did not demonstrate willingness to share data or knowledge until the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched the Critical Path Initiative in 2004 (ref. 3).

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Critical Pathways / economics*
  • Critical Pathways / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Critical Pathways / trends*
  • Drug Discovery / economics
  • Drug Discovery / methods*
  • Drug Discovery / trends
  • Drug Industry / economics
  • Drug Industry / methods*
  • Drug Industry / trends*
  • Economic Competition / economics
  • Economic Competition / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Economic Competition / trends*
  • Humans
  • United States
  • United States Food and Drug Administration / economics
  • United States Food and Drug Administration / legislation & jurisprudence
  • United States Food and Drug Administration / trends*