Development and promotion in translational medicine: perspectives from 2012 sino-american symposium on clinical and translational medicine

Clin Transl Med. 2012 Oct 24;1(1):25. doi: 10.1186/2001-1326-1-25.


Background: Clinical translational medicine (CTM) is an emerging area comprising multidisciplinary research from basic science to medical applications and entails a close collaboration among hospital, academia and industry.

Findings: This Session focused discussing on new models for project development and promotion in translational medicine. The conference stimulated the scientific and commercial communication of project development between academies and companies, shared the advanced knowledge and expertise of clinical applications, and created the environment for collaborations.

Conclusions: Although strategic collaborations between corporate and academic institutions have resulted in a state of resurgence in the market, new cooperation models still need time to tell whether they will improve the translational medicine process.