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Academia, big pharma find collaboration fruitful (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Posted on October 19, 2015 — Kat Hinkel

Elizabeth Grice, a University of Pennsylvania assistant professor, embodies the new way that academia and drug companies collaborate on research to generate cash for schools and profitable medicines for manufacturers.

Grice, like many researchers, gets most of her funding from government agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and foundations. Like some, she also is doing work for a for-profit pharmaceutical company – in her case, Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

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