Opening up to precompetitive collaboration

Sci Transl Med. 2010 Oct 6;2(52):52cm26. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3001515.


In order to enhance biomedical research and development efficiency and innovation, nontraditional research collaborations have emerged that feature the sharing of information, resources, and capabilities. Although many of these so-called precompetitive collaborations are in the field of oncology, the lessons they offer are broadly applicable to other subfields of translational medicine.

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research* / economics
  • Biomedical Research* / methods
  • Biomedical Research* / organization & administration
  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Drug Industry
  • Humans
  • Models, Organizational
  • Patents as Topic
  • Translational Medical Research / economics
  • Translational Medical Research / methods
  • Translational Medical Research / organization & administration