Academia Meets Industry

Adv Exp Med Biol. 2016:924:201-215. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-42044-8_36.


Researchers working in industrial laboratories as well as in academic laboratories discussed topics related to the use of extracellular nucleic acids in different fields. These included areas like non-invasive prenatal diagnosis, the application of different methods for the analysis and characterization of patients with benign and malignant diseases and technical aspects associated with extracellular nucleic acids. In addition, the possibilities and chances for a cooperation of researchers working in different worlds, i.e. academia and industry, were discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Academic Medical Centers / methods*
  • Congresses as Topic
  • Disease / genetics
  • Extracellular Space / genetics
  • Humans
  • Industry / methods*
  • Laboratory Personnel*
  • Molecular Diagnostic Techniques / methods*
  • Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Neoplasms / genetics
  • Nucleic Acids / analysis
  • Nucleic Acids / blood
  • Nucleic Acids / genetics*
  • Research Personnel*


  • Nucleic Acids