Commercializing university research. Lessons from the experience of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

@article{Blumenthal1986CommercializingUR,
  title={Commercializing university research. Lessons from the experience of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.},
  author={David Blumenthal and Steven Epstein and J. H. Maxwell},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1986},
  volume={314 25},
  pages={1621-6}
}
Universities that are now seeking ways to capture the financial rewards of advances made in biotechnology and other fields on their campuses have been encouraged by the apparent success of previous efforts to benefit from the commercial application of research findings by obtaining patents and granting licenses. Notable among these efforts is the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). A close examination of the experience of this foundation reveals that, with good fortune and good… CONTINUE READING

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