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Getting academic diagnostic discoveries to market: 6 tips from industry

“Wouldn’t it be great if we could come up with a noninvasive diagnostic assay to detect pancreatic cancer at an earlier, more treatable stage?” asked Lori Aro of Myriad Genetics. Her company has been trying to do so for years. So why hasn’t it happened? Aro, senior director for new product planning at Myriad, outlined...

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The genetics of early-onset psychosis: Could it aid understanding of schizophrenia?

At age six, Matthew (not his real name) began hearing voices coming out of the walls and the school intercom, telling him to hurt himself and others. He saw ghosts, aliens in trees and color footprints. Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich, MD, a psychiatrist at Boston Children’s Hospital, put Matthew, at age 9, on antipsychotic medications, and the...

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Fiscal Year 2015 was a year of growth at TIDO. Boston Children’s executed 48 licenses, a 42 percent increase over the prior year, while the total number of executed industry research and license agreements reached 91, an increase of 17 percent over the prior year. The report highlights selected agreements, Technology Development Fund award winners, and some of our technologies available for licensing.

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