UCSF – How Industry-academia Interface Made it a Benchmark for Biomedical Innovation



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Code : BSM0001

Year :
2003

Industry : Education

Region : USA

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Abstract: University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), in its 130-year-old history, had traditionally served as a regional medical institution for training competent doctors to serve western USA. For years UCSF was considered to be an unlikely place for radical inventions. The scenario started changing from 1968 when collaborative approach to fundamental research started attracting some of the brightest scientific minds to UCSF. UCSF gave the world two of its largest Biotech companies, "Genentech" and " Chiron". By 2003, UCSF became a world leader in biomedical research with an annual budget of $1.9 billion besides being the largest employer in SanFrancisco.

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Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To discuss how an ordinary medical institution transformed itself into a research powerhouse to become the world's biomedical innovation hub

    Keywords : Entrepreneurship Case Study, Industry-Academia rapport, UCSF fundamental research, UCSF-industry interaction, Business spin-offs from UCSF, Grants to UCSF, Genentech and Chiron, History of biotechnology, Inventions at UCSF, UCSF-industry collaborations and rapport, Funding of UCSF, UCSF the biotech hub, Collaborative research at UCSF, UCSF and California's economy, University of California, San Francisco, UCSF

    Contents :
    » Collaborative Research: Laying The Foundations
    » UCSF – Business Spin-Offs, Californian Economy And Academic Entrepreneurship
    » Industry Collaborations and Funds


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